Pedal Heaven are a 'team to be reckoned with'

Winner of the 2016 Tour of the Reservoir, Joe Fry believes that Pedal Heaven can be the UK's best domestic team.

Third cat rider Bertie Newey of Catford CC defies the odds against Pedal-Heaven riders to win the sprint from ahead of Ian Wilkinson at the 2016 Eddie Soens Memorial Road Race

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Joe Fry says that his surprise victory at the weekend's Tour of the Reservoir proves that Pedal Heaven have riders capable enough to consistently win some of the UK's biggest domestic races.

Nineteen-year-old Fry's victory in the two-stage Northumberland race makes him the youngest ever winner of the event. He finished third on the first stage that was won by JLT-Condor's Tom Moses and then produced a late attack on stage two - won by Madison-Genesis rider Erick Rowsell - to win the overall. It was also Pedal Heaven's first National A victory.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.