Bondholder and leading triathlon kit designers HUUB have announced their backing for an innovative Derby-based track cycling team which are currently among the fastest in the world.
Team HUUB Wattbike, as they are now known, started life as Team KGF as a group of cycling enthusiasts who shared a passion for the engineering and science behind elite performance sport.
Since relocating collectively to Derby from their homes across the UK specifically to train at the velodrome in Derby Arena, they have made an indelible mark on the sport in what has been hailed a ‘David and Goliath’ story.
As amateur riders, Dan Bigham, Charlie Tanfield, Jacob Tipper and Jonny Wale pooled their money and continued their jobs or university studies to compete at national and international competitions where they were soon taking on the world’s top team and individual pursuit riders.
After a string of podium places, including gold at the national championships in Manchester – beating the British Cycling team pursuit riders, they went onto win gold in the UCI world cup in Belarus last November in 3:56 - just five seconds off the world record.
Now, with the new UCI track season just weeks away and this vital sponsorship under their belts, Team HUUB Wattbike have their sights set on more medals and smashing world records with the new line up of Dan and Jonny who have been joined by John Archibald and Harry Tanfield.
They are gearing up for a six-month international season which will see them competing against some of the world’s top national teams such as Australia, New Zealand and British Cycling as well as feeder teams who also have the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in their sights.