Team Kuota-road.cc visited Chester yesterday to promote the upcoming Halfords Tour Series. Chester will host Round 9 on June 21st when things should be boiling up nicely ahead of the series finale in Woking.
Team managers Cherie Pridham and Eddie White along with riders Dan Davies, Jon Mozley, Jeroen 'JJ' Janssen, Matt Bailey and Jefte de Bruin were welcomed to the town by Cllr Mike Jones and Cllr Richard Short. Kuota-road.cc are the town's adopted team for the Tour Series and the guys were doing their best to drum up local support with interviews for the local press and TV.
The 1.3Km course around Chester town centre should suit the town's adopted team, with JJ and Jefte de Bruin being particular at home on the cobbled sections.
Cherie told the assembled local media that: “We are excited about coming to race the ninth leg of the Tour Series in Chester. The fantastic historical setting with cobbled streets and a tight course make for thrilling racing.”
Chester is expecting a crowd of 10,000 to come and watch the racing. We'll certainly be there supporting our team so come along and say hello. We'll have more on our plans for the series and getting out meeting everyone just as soon as we've figured out exactly what our plans are.
You can find out more about the Kuota-road.cc team, the riders and their racing schedule at the very excellent www.kuota-roadcc.com
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.