KCNC Sponsorship in the UK
Orange Monkey Pro Team
The Orange Monkey have a new name for 2013 - and more enthusiasm than ever! They had a great year last season but now start a new chapter with new riders and a new bike - see their Orange Monkey website for full details, and see their Review of 2012.
Orange Monkey Pro Team 2013 are David Fletcher, Rourke Croeser, Ben Roff, Jovana Crnogorac and Billy Harding.
Fluid Fin Race Team
After a good first year in 2012 - UK based multi-disciplined Fluid Fin Race Team is aiming to make an even bigger impact in 2013!
Heading the team is 2011 Elite XC Mountain Bike series podium finisher and former Olympic Academy rider Sebastian Batchelor, who will focus on the Under 23 World Cup series. Batchelor is joined on the team by older brother Hamish, who will race a mixed programme of Xterra triathlon and MTB XC. Road and Time Trial specialist Alex Clayton also signs on, along with Downhill/Freeride mountain biker Rowan Buckley.
Alongside the elite riders, Fluid Fin will be represented regionally by a small ‘club’ section aimed at encouraging grass routes racing in the UK. Talking about the range of disciplines Batchelor said, “The mix of athletes is one of the main reasons I wanted to be involved with Fluid Fin. It offers a unique opportunity to learn cross-over skills and training techniques from the other cycling disciplines, which I believe will be invaluable to my progression.” The launch of the team has been timed to coincide with the re-launch of bike sponsor Rotwild in the UK.
In addition the team is proud to be supported by Mojo Suspension(Fox Racing Shox), Stan’s NoTubes, KCNC Components, Continental Tyres, Zipvit Sport, and Triactive Triathlon Store Chester.
For more information and to follow the rider’s progress during the season check out the team website at www.fluidfin.co.uk and Facebook page, or Twitter (@FluidFin).
Cycle-Tec Race Team
Arthur is an up and coming rider having spent last year as a junior riding for Hope Factory Racing. For 2013 he will be concentrating on the National MTB XC series, and the National XC Champs. He will do all of the Midlands XC Series and maybe try a few road races to further aid his development as a rider rather than obtain results. As a 16 year old he can now try a few enduros to build stamina and experience.
KCNC Supporting Sponsorship
Cotic - AQR Team 2013
A team of 11 riders has been brought together, supported by Cotic bikes and A Quick Release (AQR) holiday's Kate and Ian Potter, combining race winning frames with decades of racing and coaching experience on the world stage.
The race team exists to promote brands. Riding well and hitting podiums is a real bonus, but the team is primarily there to promote the brands that support us. Team members are selected as much for their personalities and presence at events as their ability to race well – the latter we can train, with AQR's A Quality Ride coaching making sure that all team-members are on top form.
Major events are all supported with a professional pit crew, prominently placed and frequented by a real cross section of the mountain biking world.
This year the team will be at the British national series, Midlands and Southern XC series, 24 Hours of Exposure, Erlestoke12, Bristol BikeFest and TwentyFour12 amongst others! Look out for their Cotic Sodas and Solaris's, kitted out with KCNC stems, bars, seat-clamps and rotors!