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2018 supported riders

The Dave Rayner Fund is extremely pleased to announce the names of those riders who will be supported during the season of 2018. A total of 36 riders will live and race abroad for various Teams in Europe. We are particularly pleased to be able to offer funding to a greatly increased number of female riders. (9 female/27 male) Of the 36 riders, 20 are funded for the first time*. Huge thanks, as always, to our numerous supporters who have contributed to the Fund over the past 23 years.


Stuart BALFOUR* from Heriot in Scotland will race for Cotes d’Armor Cyclisme Marie Morin in France. Twitter @stuart_balfour

Alex BRAYBROOKE from Wilmslow goes back to Aix en Provence in France to race for AVC Aix. Twitter @AlexBraybrooke

Lewis BULLEY from Shenfield in Essex, moves to France and joins Cotes d’Armor Cyclisme Marie Morin. Twitter @lewisbulley123

Megan CHARD from Cwmbran in Wales will live in Belgium and race for new UCI team HealthMate CycleLive @meganchard98

Henrietta COLBOURNE from Penrith in Cumbria moves to Spain and joins UCI Team Bizkaia Durango. Twitter@henriettacolbo1

Zak COLEMAN* from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk will live in Belgium and race for VP Consulting Zanatta. Twitter @zak_coleman_

Conor DAVIES* from the Isle of Man and will ride for Baguet MIBA CT in Belgium. Twitter @conordavies6

Stephen DENT* from Fort William in Scotland will also ride in Belgium for Baguet MIBA CT. Twitter @Dent__Stephen

Jack ENGLISH from Guernsey will live in Belgium and remains with the Asfra Flanders Cycling Team. Twitter @EnglishJack

Holly FLANNERY* from Richmond, North Yorks will move to the Netherlands and ride for Swabo Ladies. Twitter @flannery_holly

Ben FOAMES from Gillingham in Kent returns to Belgium with Goma Dakwerken. Twitter @benfoames17

George GREENHALGH* from Bury, Lancs will ride for Hand in Hand Baal in Belgium. Twitter @GeorgeGreenhal3

Harry HARDCASTLE* from Roberttown in West Yorks will ride for AC Bisontine in France. Twitter @HardcastleHarry

Theo HARTLEY* from Bolton, Lancs will ride for Illi Bikes CT in Belgium. Twitter @theo_f_hartley

Jane HELLEWELL* from Altrincham in Cheshire will join Autoglass Wetteren in Belgium. Twitter @Janehellewell1

Jacob HENNESSY* from St Neots will join Mitchelton-Scott Continental Team and live in Italy. Twitter @jacob_hennessy1

Sam HENNING* from Chalfont St Peter in Bucks will join Asfra Flanders in Belgium Twitter @shenning98

Amy HILL* from Newport in Wales will join Maaslandster Ladies in the Netherlands. Twitter@amyhilly95

Owen JAMES from Carmarthen in Wales returns to Cotes d’Armor Cyclisme Marie Morin CT in France. Twitter @Owen_Jame5

George JARY from London stays in Spain, but moves to Eiser Hirumet in the Basque Country . Twitter@GeorgeJary

Ross LAMB from Mansfield, Notts stays in Belgium and joins UCI Continental Team T Palm Pole . Twitter@ross__lamb

Keira MCVITTY* from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire goes to Belgium to ride for Isorex Ladies CT. Twitter@ginger_biskwit

Louis MODELL from London returns to France with Hennebont Cyclisme . Twitter@louismodell1

Olly MOORS from Scaynes Hill in Sussex is returning to MIBA Baguet Cycling Team in Belgium .Twitter@ollymoors51

Hetty NIBLETT* from Shrewsbury, Shropshire will ride for Keukens Redant CT . Twitter@hettyniblett

Tomos OWENS* from Llanymynech in Wales will ride for Goma Dakwerken in Belgium. Twitter @TomosOwens

Adam PINDER* from Northallerton in North Yorks will ride for Hand in Hand Baal in Belgium. Twitter@AdamPinder4

Elliot REDFERN from Taunton in Somerset returns to Spain to rejoin Eiser Hirumet . Twitter@Redfernelliot

Jamie RIDEHALGH* from Keighley, West Yorks will go to France to ride for AC Bisontine. Twitter@JamieRidehalgh

Amy SMITH* from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex will ride for Isorex Ladies CT in Belgium. Twitter @smithlouise_amy

Max SPEDDING from Heswall, Wirral joins Asfra Flanders in Belgium. Twitter @MaxSpedding1

Isabella STONE* from Crawley in East Sussex will ride for Isorex Ladies CT in Belgium. Twitter @isabellastone51

Joe SUTTON from Rochester in Kent will ride again for the Goma Dakwerken Team in Belgium. Twitter @joesutton890

Jacob VAUGHAN* from Dorking in Surrey will ride for Lotto-Soudal U23 in Belgium. Twitter @JacobVaughan14

James WILKINSON from Chester is going to join AC Bisontine in France. Twitter @Jameswilki97

Max WILLIAMSON from Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire returns to Spain for Eiser Hirumet. Twitter @MaxWilliamson98


We had a huge number of applicants and unfortunately not everyone could receive support. We hope that those riders who were unsuccessful nevertheless manage to fulfil their ambition to race abroad and we wish them the best of luck.

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Jan 08, 2018 | Category: News | Comments: none