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Achieve Skinnergate Racing


The Achieve Elite Cycling Team began in 2012 primarily as a vehicle to promote the Achieve Cycle Coaching business; however the team progressed quickly and became a separate entity entirely supported by various supportive sponsors including Skinnergate Cycles who all wanted an association with a successful team in one of the fastest growing sports in the UK.

After the 2012 season the team finished the year with a number of race wins and finished as the number one British Cycling ranked team in the North East. Progressing into 2013 the team developed again adding a number of new sponsors and riders and becoming Achieve-Skinnergate Racing. Supported by local cycling retailer Skinnergate Cycles who provided the team with the UCI approved Focus frames

Throughout 2013 the team had a number of successes finishing the year again as the top ranked North East team, within the Top fourth nationally and winning thirty five races including;

• North East Divisional Road Race Championships
• The Billy Warnock Memorial Race (Scotland)
• Achieve Autumn Cup
• Velo29 Winter Series Overall & Two Rounds
• Yorkshire Day at the Races
• Derwentside Criterium
• Cycle Development North East Criterium
• Houghton Festival Races
• Highfields Kitchen Series, Race 1
• Ten Open Time Trial Victories and Three Course Records

In 2013, the team also competed in the UCI 2.2 Tour of Malopolska, The Premier Calendar Series and the Rutland Melton Cicle Classic the UK's highest ranking single day event, in addition to spending a week racing in Belgium

Going into 2014 the team aim to progress again, with the addition of five new Elite riders, we aim to break into the Top 20 teams nationally, compete at the Premier Calendar, Elite Circuit Race Series and Tour Series within the UK, in addition to a number of UCI tours in Europe and Africa. We also aim to retain our North East Championship and title as North East number one ranked team, as well as winning a combined fifty races over the course of the season. The team has added a number of sponsors to help achieve this including fantastic local and national companies, Hardwick Hall Hotel, Marton Dental Practice, Prima Windows, Baines Jewitt Accountancy, Angel Tattoo and Piercing, GU Energy and ARC Carbon Wheels in addition to the continued support from Skinnergate Cycles.