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WAM @Kendal Torchlight Procession
Friday 12 Sept 2014

Kendal crowds were out in force for the 2014 Torchlight Procession to see 70 floats from local charities, clubs, schools and businesses, plus marching bands and performers.

Local Elite cycle race team WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD were there on a huge articulated truck courtesy of team sponsor MGD.

Wonderful to see such huge crowds and support for the WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD cycle team and our cycle super store in Staveley, just outside Kendal.

Win for our man Humphreys in first CX of the seasonCyclo-Cross NW League: Round 1Red Rose Olympic Hoghton Tower Sun  07 Sept 2014 Rider report: Jack Humphreys, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD"The senior race had a strong field including many who had travelled in from outside the region.  A very fast sprint up the tarmac climb helped to string out everyone for the first turn and then a slalom descent into the wooded section.  Jack Clarkson from Hope and myself pulled away from the bunch after the first half lap taking very different lines through the technical stages.  Giles Drake Leisure lakes, last year’s North West champ, followed about 15 seconds behind.  We exchanged  the lead on a number of occasions with Giles’s  strong endurance beginning to show as he gradually caught up to the back of us.  I have been away from a full training schedule since I had appendicitis about 6 weeks ago so I started to tire a little and Clarkson pulled out a gap, Giles took an unplanned pit stop to deal with a tyre issue which left the 3 of us properly split for the first time in the race. This was my local race and the spectators kept me going at every turn and I started to gain on the leader with my favourite part of the course being the indoor barn section were I gained time by bunny hopping up the stairs on the exit.  Gradually I closed the gap forcing Clarkson to slip in the final section enabling me to take the win.  It was good to catch up with 2 other Wheelbase riders Mike Wardle and Josh Varty who also took part.  Thanks to all the mechanics at Wheelbase who did a great job of setting up my Cannondale’s.  Looking forward now to the first National Trophy in about 3 weeks.”1 Jack Humphreys Wheelbase Altura MGD2 Jack Clarkson Hope Factory Racing3 Giles Drake Leisure Lakes Bikes.com13 Mike Wardle Wheelbase Altura MGD33 Josh Varty Wheelbase Altura MGD

Win for our man Humphreys in first CX of the season

Cyclo-Cross NW League: Round 1
Red Rose Olympic Hoghton Tower
Sun  07 Sept 2014 
Rider report: Jack Humphreys, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD

"The senior race had a strong field including many who had travelled in from outside the region.  A very fast sprint up the tarmac climb helped to string out everyone for the first turn and then a slalom descent into the wooded section.  

Jack Clarkson from Hope and myself pulled away from the bunch after the first half lap taking very different lines through the technical stages.  Giles Drake Leisure lakes, last year’s North West champ, followed about 15 seconds behind.  We exchanged  the lead on a number of occasions with Giles’s  strong endurance beginning to show as he gradually caught up to the back of us.  I have been away from a full training schedule since I had appendicitis about 6 weeks ago so I started to tire a little and Clarkson pulled out a gap, Giles took an unplanned pit stop to deal with a tyre issue which left the 3 of us properly split for the first time in the race.

This was my local race and the spectators kept me going at every turn and I started to gain on the leader with my favourite part of the course being the indoor barn section were I gained time by bunny hopping up the stairs on the exit.  Gradually I closed the gap forcing Clarkson to slip in the final section enabling me to take the win.  

It was good to catch up with 2 other Wheelbase riders Mike Wardle and Josh Varty who also took part.  Thanks to all the mechanics at Wheelbase who did a great job of setting up my Cannondale’s.  Looking forward now to the first National Trophy in about 3 weeks.

1 Jack Humphreys Wheelbase Altura MGD
2 Jack Clarkson Hope Factory Racing
3 Giles Drake Leisure Lakes Bikes.com

13 Mike Wardle Wheelbase Altura MGD
33 Josh Varty Wheelbase Altura MGD


'Ride Like a Pro'PV Dobson Jaguar06 September 2014 A bumper turnout of 100 riders joined WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD for the Jaguar ‘Ride Like a Pro’ event in conjunction with Team Sky. The event came complete with a Jaguar XF Sportbrake S Series in full Team Sky livery. 
Keep up to date with the stunning range of performance cars from PV Dobson Jaguar by clicking here - http://www.pvdobson.com/cars/used-jaguar.shtml

'Ride Like a Pro'
PV Dobson Jaguar
06 September 2014 

A bumper turnout of 100 riders joined WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD for the Jaguar ‘Ride Like a Pro’ event in conjunction with Team Sky.

The event came complete with a Jaguar XF Sportbrake S Series in full Team Sky livery.

Keep up to date with the stunning range of performance cars from PV Dobson Jaguar by clicking here - http://www.pvdobson.com/cars/used-jaguar.shtml

WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD riders Stuart Reid and Mike Wardle star in the new Sam Needham film ‘The Ascent’ to launch the winter line of our title sponsors winter clothing line ‘ALTURA RACELINE’  

Ipswich Coastal GP 200km British Cycling Elite Road Race31 August 2014 WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD lads rode well but a badly timed mechanical for lead rider Tom Barras saw him drop from the head of the race to the back for service when someones skewer went in to his rear wheel and broke a spoke just as team Raleigh and Rapha put the hammer down with 10miles to go. Barras was serviced by the team car and he chased back to the peloton but a super technical and narrow finish made moving up impossible and he crossed the line in the bunch in 36th spot. Great ride from young guns Matt Clarke and Sam Boast who all followed team instructions and got in some early breaks and also the youngest rider in the race Alex Turner who covered 106miles of the 29mph at just 18 year old - big future for this guy, watch this space. Stu Reid has to retire with ill health. Ipswich saw the close of the British Cycling Elite series and we would liek to thank all the riders, helpers and of course the sponsors for making it another great season and we look to shift it up a gear in 2015!

Ipswich Coastal GP
200km British Cycling Elite Road Race
31 August 2014 

WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD lads rode well but a badly timed mechanical for lead rider Tom Barras saw him drop from the head of the race to the back for service when someones skewer went in to his rear wheel and broke a spoke just as team Raleigh and Rapha put the hammer down with 10miles to go.

Barras was serviced by the team car and he chased back to the peloton but a super technical and narrow finish made moving up impossible and he crossed the line in the bunch in 36th spot.

Great ride from young guns Matt Clarke and Sam Boast who all followed team instructions and got in some early breaks and also the youngest rider in the race Alex Turner who covered 106miles of the 29mph at just 18 year old - big future for this guy, watch this space. Stu Reid has to retire with ill health.

Ipswich saw the close of the British Cycling Elite series and we would liek to thank all the riders, helpers and of course the sponsors for making it another great season and we look to shift it up a gear in 2015!