With the beginning of the new season approaching quite quickly this year, starting in January, which means all of the team news gets to come out earlier, and The Redline/Troy Lee Designs team is one om actually quite excited about, with two of my favourite companies in BMX to come together and pretty much create a dream team of UK Riders is quite incredible, below is the full press release.
Fisher Outdoor and Shiner Distribution are pleased to present “REDLINE TROY LEE RACING”
Shiner’s Redline Racing team has dominated the UK BMX racing scene for several seasons. Troy Lee Designs have been at the forefront of Helmet and Race kit design for 30 years. For the first time 2012 will see Redline Racing and Troy Lee Designs joining forces to form a formidable force on the UK and International race scene.
Troy Lee Designs first teamed up with Redline racing rider and Junior Men British champion Jacob Roberts for the 2011 race season. From this initial relationship a vision between Team manager Jai Kemp and Fisher Brand Manager Adam Dayson was formed to partner up for the 2012 season and to create for the first time ‘Redline Troy Lee Racing’, a truly first class and premium BMX team that approaches BMX racing with a ‘factory team’ ethos.
For the race season ahead the team will be riding top of the range 2012 Redline Flight series frames equipped with Answer Scythe pro carbon forks, Tioga tyres and Shimano DXR cranks. Kitted head to toe in Troy Lee Designs, the team will be wearing customised GP speed shop Jerseys and Pants, topped off with the all new D3 Palmer Helmet. Protection is being provided from Troy Lee’s latest Shock Doctor Pads and off the track the team will be wearing clothing from the Troy Lee casual range.
Troy Lee Brand Manager Jon Sangan said ‘ Troy Lee Designs has a long and celebrated history in BMX racing, the D2 Helmet has been the choice of pro racers for years and more recently the D3 has given BMXers the ultimate in both protection and design. Redline is a fantastic brand and has an equally rich legacy in BMX racing. We are not only excited but proud to be joining forces for 2012. With the UK hosting both the Olympics and the World BMX championships in 2012 there couldn’t be a better time to launch the Redline Troy Lee Racing team’
Jai Kemp has been the Redline Team Manager for the past 5 years and will continue to manage the new Redline Troy Lee Racing team for 2012 ‘I have seen the team grow from strength to strength over the past 5 years” he said, ‘we have always had the best bikes to ride through Redline and for 2012 the team will have the best race kit on the market too. This is an exciting time for Redline racing, we have a new team for 2012 and with Troy Lee Designs on board I believe we are set for success in 2012’.
Since BMX racing’s incorporation in to the Olympics in 2008 the sport has seen a boom in its appeal. BMX tracks and Local clubs are being set up all over the UK and with 500+ national level competitors; the sport has not had such a wide appeal since the 1980s.
The team will also be supported by Tioga tyres, Tacx turbo trainers and Airace pumps giving Redline Troy Lee Racing the some of the best equipment available.
“Redline Troy Lee racing” is proud to announce that the 2012 team riders will be:
Andy Clucas Current National No.1 in the 17-24 Men’s Class. He will be stepping up to challenge the Elite men class for the 2012 national title.
Jacob Roberts 5 x national No.1 and current junior men British Champion, the youngest member of the Olympic Development programme is set to claim national and international titles.
Ayesha McLelland Current No.2 in Championship Women, An up and coming rider that will be looking to battle for the 2012 national title this year, a future Olympic hopeful.
Alan Hill current World No.1 in the 35-39 Cruiser Class and national No.1 in the masters category
Cal Strickland current No.4 in Elite men, Cal is the latest addition to the team and will be a title challenger in 2012 whilst looking to stake his claim on the UCI Supercross circuit..
To find out more about BMX racing in the UK, form your local club to the World Championships, visit www.britishcyc ling.org.uk/bmx