Raleigh began life in Nottingham, England in 1887 and became one of the biggest and oldest bike retailers in the world. Its bikes are still sold in six continents and over 150 countries and they've been getting people on their bikes for decades.
Raleigh pioneered lots of modern bike manufacturing methods – innovations like carbon road bikes in the 60s, Chopper bikes in the 70s and mountain bikes in the 80s – and their bikes even helped Joop Zoetemelk win the 1980 Tour De France.
In 2010, 30 years after TI-Raleigh-Creda's Tour De France win, Raleigh re-entered the world of professional cycling with the goal of taking the Raleigh name back to the pinnacle of the sport.
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iPro Sport is the new name in global sports brands, a result of 7 years’ development in the world of sport, leisure, health and fitness, to grow hand-in-hand with all sports of all levels, and active people of all ages and abilities.
From professional sportspeople to those embarking on a healthy, active lifestyle, with the help of sports professionals, iPro Sport has been genuinely developed ‘By Sport For Sport’.
From a complex sports product iPro's mission is simple: To support preparation, inspire dedication and share celebration of global sport, health, fitness and active lifestyles.
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Global shipping and logistics firm GAC has been a sponsor of Team Raleigh since 2012. As well as cycling, they also have interests in football, sailing, motor racing, golf, cricket and basketball, making them ardent sports fans. They believe that many of the values that drive top sportsmen parallel what makes a company great - energy, dedication, teamwork.
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ŠKODA’s heritage with bicycles dates back to the start of the company in 1895 when the founders Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement joined forces and began manufacturing bicycles in their home town of Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic.
Cycling has remained an important area for ŠKODA to support over the years – worldwide they are a partner of the Tour de France, the Vuelta a Espana and other ASO organised races such as Paris-Roubaix and the Criterium de Dauphine.
ŠKODA’s cars are loved by cyclists across the UK, and are the car of choice for many pro teams worldwide thanks to both the impressive load capacity and the fantastic range of cycling accessories.
For 2014 in the UK, ŠKODA are once again very excited about their partnership with Team Raleigh, as well as being the official vehicle partner to the Tour of Britain, the Women’s Tour, The Pearl Izumi Tour Series, XCalibre, UK Cycling Events and Prudential RideLondon.
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Birchover are providing accommodation for the Derby-based team of UK and international riders and support crew for much of the season.
The team will be staying at a four bedroom property in one of The Birchover Residences, a collection of luxury private houses in Derby. This gives them a terrific opportunity to spend more time together as a team, with the freedom to use the Residence as team headquarters.
In October 2013, Birchover Hotel Apartments were voted ‘The Best Small Independent Hotel to work for in the UK’ (and second overall, of all hotels of all sizes in the UK) at the Best Employers in Hospitality awards.
Birchover Hotel Apartments were proud to win ‘Commitment to People Development’ at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards 2012.
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Based in Slovenia, Unior use their nation’s forging heritage to create some of the most advanced, reliable and highest quality tools available. Perfectly suited for professionals, Unior are the choice for the world’s manufacturing giants in both the automotive and cycling industry.
Team Raleigh's mechanic trusts Unior tools to perform when he needs them to.
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Motorex is Switzerland's premier chemical and lubrication manufacturer. Founded in 1917, Motorex has achieved legendary status amongst many professional sports teams for the quality of their products.
Today, the famous green barrels of Motorex oil are seen in F1 paddocks, Superbike garages and many cycling pit vans around the globe. When reliability is key, professionals turn to Motorex.
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Founded in 2002, e-Careers specialises in delivering a vast array of educational and training programmes to a wide variety of clients in all sectors.
e-Careers is already servicing a huge list of international companies with either off-the-shelf or bespoke training programmes.
With over 200 man years already invested in research and development, e-Careers aim to offer a one-stop end to end e-Learning development solution.
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Schwalbe are tyre fanatics and the market-leading bicycle tyre company in Europe, producing high performance tyres for use on and off road.
Schwalbe provide the hard-wearing training tyres and super-fast rolling race tyres which power Team Raleigh towards peak performance.
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Incremental enhancements. Perpetual improvements. Revolutionary Innovation. This is what SRAM is all about. The SRAM RED group set, the lightest of its kind on the market, is the perfect match for our Militis team bike.
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MOA Sports is part of one of the most famous cycle clothing manufacturers in the world and is a prestigious brand in its own right, having been the supplier of HTC Columbia, the 2010 World No.1 pro team.
MOA were the manufactures of the TI Raleigh and Raleigh Panasonic team clothing, so Team Raleigh feel privileged to be working with them as they attempt to emulate the successes of these teams.
MOA provide Team Raleigh's warm winter kits and light summer race kits.
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Look literally provide the platform for Team Raleigh to stamp their authority on the peleton. With their Look Keo 2 Max pedals Team Raleigh has the confidence of maximum reliability and maximum power being transmitted to their bikes.
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Attention to detail and the many years of experience gained from Elite’s legendary products have driven the innovative solutions that have set new standards in the market.
Elite help keep Team Raleigh hydrated by supplying us with smart, lightweight bottle cages to match the Militis team bike's striking colour scheme.
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Cole offer some of the highest technology available in a bicycle wheel.
Their goal is to achieve a balance of strength and weight, and to do it better than anything else available.
Our Militis team bikes are fitted out with super light, super strong Cole wheels including the T58 Lite, T38 Lite and T24 Lite hoops, depending on rider preference.
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For any road rider safety is of paramount importance - that's why Team Raleigh choose to work with Uvex. The team will be protected by Uvex helmets and sun glasses - among the lightest and most aerodynamic performance safety kit on the market.
This year, Team Raleigh are wearing the new Uvex Race 5 helmet - the latest lightweight, top road model from uvex. This model achieved outstanding aerodynamic performance when tested in specially designed wind tunnels.
And keeping our team's eyes protected this year are the Uvex SGL104 high performance variomatic sunglasses.
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Founded and based in Paris, France; Kinetik Compression Gear is dedicated to providing optimum quality compression garments. Kinetik Compression Gear works to provide professional athletes and endurance enthusiasts with the most innovative, biomechanically constructed, temperature regulated, compression garments. Thanks to their association with premier cycling teams like Team Raleigh and Saxo Bank, Kinetik Compression Gear is quickly becoming recognized as the most innovative compression brand in Europe.
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Full Speed Ahead (FSA) provide the finishing touches to the team's Raleigh Militis bikes - the handlebar, stem and seatpost.
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Fi'zi:k is a racing brand. It represents beauty, speed, passion and freedom for those who race against each other, race against the clock and for enthusiast cyclists around the world who identify with the feeling of the fire of competition.
Fi'zi:k provides Team Raleigh with high performance saddles.
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Team Huub has four decades worth of experience gained in the field of endurance sports. Focussing wholly on the athlete and maximising performance and comfort, Huub explore both the odd and the conventional to create the best. Huub are not slaves to fashion, but to form, fit and performance. We believe quite simply that we have delivered what competitors want.
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Smith Cooper people pride themselves on working diligently and flexibly in everything they do for businesses and individuals.
Smith Cooper offer a broad range of services - from tax matters to IT systems - responding intelligently, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Whatever your circumstances, Smith Cooper make everything add up.
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Skechers designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles of footwear for men, women and children. Skechers' success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.
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As one of the oldest football clubs in the UK, Derby County FC has an illustrious history, much like Team Raleigh. As well as being a keen cyclist, Derby County's John Vicars is a patron of Team Raleigh.
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