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‘Sometimes, how hard it is, you’ve just got to laugh really’: Rupert Cornford talks to Owen James

Published 25th September 2018

At 22, Welshman Owen James is knocking on the door of turning professional. In a quick-fire interview with Rupert Cornford, he opens up about just missing out, smashing his mates on training rides and how you can avoid becoming a robot on the bike. This is my second year with the Cotes d’Armor team. I […]

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Young Gun – Stuart Balfour Gets PEZ’d!

Published 25th September 2018

Rider Interview: Next up in Ed Hood’s ‘Young Gun’ interviews is a successful young rider from Scotland. Stuart Balfour has been winning big races in France this season from his base in Brittany, north-western France, the land of ‘The Badger’, Bernard Hinault. Ed gets the low-down… Up there on the list of ‘cult’ races is the […]

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From Holme Moss to Hennebont – one man’s dream to race the Tour De France: Rupert Cornford speaks to James Wilkinson

Published 25th September 2018

Inspiration is powerful in cycling, but when the reality of life on the road bites, it’s acceptance, determination and strong support that will keep you going. Rupert Cornford speaks to James Wilkinson during his third season in Europe. When the 2014 Tour de France started in Yorkshire, 16-year-old James Wilkinson was standing on the slopes […]

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Interview: Phil Jones and his #TOB1DA Charity Ride

Published 19th September 2018

Feature interview with Phil Jones, (Managing Director of Brother UK), who not only has helped many a team and rider in the sport through his company’s sponsorship of cycling, but also goes out and raises money to help future champions in his TOB1DA for the Dave Rayner Fund. Read the original article here. Last week, […]

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Phil Jones and James Golding complete the Tour of Britain One Day Ahead challenge!

Published 18th September 2018

Phil Jones MBE, managing director of Brother UK, and cycling world record holder James Golding have successfully completed their audacious challenge to complete the entire route of the 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain, one day of the world-class field, helping to raise £50,000 for the Dave Rayner Fund. The dynamic duo rode a total […]

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Duo to ride OVO Energy Tour of Britain one day ahead to raise £50K for the Dave Rayner Fund

Published 17th September 2018

Check out the full video for the #TOB1DA challenge below. Donate now by visiting justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tob1da For updates, follow us on social media @roadphil @daveraynerfund #TOB1DA  

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More About the #TOB1DA Challenge

Published 28th August 2018

Riding the entire route of the Tour of Britain one day ahead of the race is no easy task, so why take on such a huge challenge? Phil Jones MBE, the managing director of Brother UK, has set himself this “big hairy audacious goal” to raise money for the Dave Rayner Fund. The Dave Rayner […]

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Raising Funds for UK Cycling Talent

Published 28th August 2018

Few sports can match the spectacle of professional cycling. Speed, suffering, excitement, bravery…it seems to have it all. Only one component is missing. Sustainable funding. Phil Jones MBE, the managing director of Brother UK, is determined to find ways to place the sport on a more stable platform. Brother UK is one of the biggest […]

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Cherie Pridham joins Phil Jones MBE’s #TOB1DA ride as sports director

Published 28th August 2018

Vitus Pro Cycling’s Cherie Pridham, the only female team owner and manager in the British peloton, will support Phil Jones MBE’s Tour of Britain One Day Ahead fundraising ride as sporting director. Pridham, who rode 10 Grand Tours in an era of epic races for the women’s sport, and whose managerial expertise has yielded victories in some […]

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George Jary: Looking forward after tough season

Published 28th August 2018

‘I would rather have had broken a collarbone’ This season has been tough for George Jary. He speaks to Rupert Cornford about breathing problems, loss of power and the ticking clock to turn professional   Why has 2018 been a challenging year for you? I had this cough which developed in races and I wasn’t […]

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