Cleveland Wheelers Under 23 RT 2020 – Winter round-up
Moody and Hotson
Croft King and elite licence holder Aaron Preston and GC heavyweight hopeful Tanfield the Younger are joined for the 2020 season by local under 23 resurgent, ex Backstedt Academy rider Benjamin Moody along with Grimsby espoir Kieran Hotson.
Hailing from a year of hard Belgian gutter living, followed by a year with the Stuart Hall Cycling Team, the tough Grimsby man signed for the team having guested a few times last year.
“I’m looking forward to racing for the Cleveland Wheelers”, said Hotson. “I’ve spent a hard year in Belgium and last year I raced for the Stuart Hall team. I’m sure I’ll be able to add a good engine to the team and bag some wins too”.
“The guys are a great bunch, real friendly and hard riders too” said Moody. I’m enjoying my racing again and can’t wait to get my neck stuck back into the pointy end of the peloton again”.
The Avion clad team hit the winter in good form, an exorbitant mile eating January away weekend to York, interspersed with regional winter race series at Croft, Wakefield and Leeds bagging podiums for all four, with wins for Preston and Tanfield in the Croft series.
A heavy training block in March sees the team building for the Tour of the North, the international 4 stage, 3 day race based in Northern Ireland over the Easter weekend starting on April 11th. For any gambling creatures, a podium finish is practically a cert.
A big thank you to the Cleveland Wheelers/Catley Lakeman RT 2020 sponsors:
Cleveland Wheelers CC
Catley Lakeman Securities
Solo Press Printing
Twin Services – Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors
House of Type Limited
Fletchers Farm Café
Keep an eye out for them on Facebook and do give the boys a shout-out when you see them toiling in their winter training.