Team Raleigh announce new three year deal

Team Raleigh announce a new three-year partnership with GAC ahead of the 2014 Tour of Britain

GAC a global logistics and shipping company has announced a new deal with Team Raleigh, which see’s the team name change to Team Raleigh-GAC ahead of this years Tour of Britain.

The new deal secures the future of the team in the elite ranks of UK racing scene for a further three years, which they hope will help continue their success in both road and crit events.

Raleigh-GAC team manager Cherie Pridham welcomes the partnership. “We have been consistently punching above our weight for the last few seasons and I’m very happy to have the support of such respected and internationally renowned companies like GAC and Raleigh Cycling.”

To celebrate GAC and Raleigh’s new deal, Team Raleigh and a number of sailing teams competing in the Extreme Sailing Series, of which GAC sponsor a team, went head to head in a new CycloSail race, see the race video above.

Team rider Yanto Barker enjoyed the experience, “It was a great thrill to get out onto the water in the high speed Catamarans that they use in the Extreme Sailing Series. As a sprint cyclist, I’m used to speed on the bike, but it was a new experience for me to see the speed the GAC Pindar boat travels at out on the water.”

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Yanto Barker joins Team Raleigh for 2014

Former UK Youth rider Yanto Barker part of Team Raleigh's strong line-up for 2014 season

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.