Theo Hartley

Illi-Bikes Cycling Team
Dave Rayner Funded Since: 2018

Is the first time you have had support from the Dave Rayner Fund?

This is my first season receiving support from the Dave Rayner Fund and it means a lot to me as I can focus on training and racing without any other worries.

What team are you joining?

I am riding for Illi-Bikes Cycling Team

Tell us a bit about your team.

Illi-Bikes is a Beker Van België and I am the only British rider on it! The two team leaders I have met are Etienne and Ken Illegems who have both been very helpful since I joined the team in helping me to prepare for my first season abroad.

What is your race programme looking like?

My race programme is going to be plenty of kermesses with interclubs mixed in and hopefully a stage race or two.

Where are you going to live?

I’m staying in a shared in Tielt Winge in the Vlams Brabant with 4 or 5 other Brits.

What bike will you be riding and who supplies the team kit?

This season I will be atop a Pinarello f8 and my team kit is supplied by Verge.