Raleigh, one of the UK's best-known bicycle manufacturers, will sponsor the youth-focused Revolution Future Stars competition, part of the successful Revolution track series held throughout the European winter at the Manchester Velodrome.
This year marks the third season for the popular Revolution series. The Future Stars competition was part of the training ground for Andy Tennant, who after two seasons of riding Future Stars, became a junior world champion. Tennant will this year graduate to the elite racing along with last season's Future Stars winner, Steven Burke, and third-placed Adam Blythe. This leaves the door open for the new emerging talent to make their mark and gain valuable experience in front of the 3000-plus Revolution audience.
"We are committed to youth development in cycling," said Raleigh's Corporate Development Executive Paul Chapman. "Revolution provides an excellent opportunity for us to extend this work and fits perfectly with our existing strategies for developing women's and youth cycling."
The Future Stars competition will kick off at Revolution 9 on October 15, 2005. Tickets are available online at www.cyclingrevolution.com or by calling 07005 942 579 or the Manchester Velodrome on 0161 223 2244.