Team Renvale

Mountain Biking

What year was the team founded?
Our team is in its infancy having only been fully established last year. However, many of us have known each other for years so it feels like a natural coming together of like minded people.

Where does the team call home?
The team is centred around Bury St Edmunds, but our riders are based all over the UK.

How many members?
8 male riders and 2 female riders varying ages from 18 – 55, racing in Elite male and female, Junior,  Female, Veteran and Grand veteran categories.

What is your team’s focus (e.g. Road races, crits, TT’s, stage races, drinking beer and eating pizza, missing race starts, having fun etc.)?
We have Regional, National and European champions within the team in both MTB XC, Cyclecross and Marathon racing disciplines. The team specialises in MTB XC, MTB marathon, Cyclecross and MTB endurance team events.

What is the strangest thing that has happened to (or within) your team?
James Hyde went sliding down a hill (he was meant to be racing CX) and Tim has set his brakes on fire. Steve turned up to a CX race only to find his gears had ran out of battery…technology!

Does the team have a claim to fame?
Well, Stephen James is current Eastern Series CX senior champion. Will Cheaney and Matt Dennis have both won national MTB titles in the past few years and how can we forget…Rich Jones won the red bull jersey at Mountain Mayhem last year.

Do you promote an annual race?
Revel Outdoors who sponsor the team have a big part to lay in the Thetford Dusk Till Dawn race. It’s a 12 hour race held in October from 8 in the evening till 8 in the morning—mad but so much fun. We'd also love to hold a round of our local Friday Night Summer Series but that’s probably something for 2016.

Notable recent results?
2017 saw the following successes: Brighton Big Dog Solo Male Category, Brighton Big Dog Mixed Pairs Category, Friday Night Summer Series Female and Male series winners, Eastern XC Elite male series winner, Battle on the Beach Vets category, National Mountain Bike Series Round 2 Junior Female category.

Other notable results are Great Britain World Marathon 2018 Qualification and Junior women wold champs MTB XC qualification, 7th Elite Male at National XC Champs as well as over 30+ more podiums across the team throughout the season.

Anything else you would like to add about your team?
More than anything else we are a team made up of friends who love nothing more than being on our bikes having fun and riding with old and new friends…podiums and winning races if often just the result of this!