7th April 2016
Bailey of Bristol, manufacturer of the UK’s most popular caravans and motorhomes, is proud to be supporting women’s cycling as a sponsor of the Matrix Fitness Cycling team by providing a Bailey Approach Advance 665 motorhome as a support vehicle.
The Matrix Fitness Cycling team has been supporting and promoting the women’s cycling scene since it was officially formed 2010, and helped develop the six race women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix series, which enters its sixth season this year. The team will be competing at major races in the UK throughout the year, like the National Championships, Lincoln Grand Prix and Tour of the Reservoir, to name a few, plus opportunities for some overseas races, including USA, Belgium and France. The Matrix team has also reached out to support 20 year old Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu, the only women on Rwanda’s National Cycling Team, and it is raising money to help Team Rwanda Cycling and Jeanne’s dream to race in Europe.
There are nine riders in the Matrix Fitness Cycling team, who range in age from 15 to 25 years and include Great Britain Cycling Team members Laura Trott, Elinor Barker, Corrine Hall and Lora Turnham. Alderney Baker, Alice Cobb, Amira Mellor, Isla Rush complete the line up along with Harriet Owen who has been appointed the official Bailey rider for Matrix Fitness Cycling.
The Bailey Approach Advance 665 motorhome is the perfect support vehicle for the team and will provide the riders with the best possible provide the best possible environment for both pre-race preparation and post-race recovery. This popular model features separate dining and lounging areas as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and shower room. Should there be the need to use it after a particularly punishing event there is even a double bed that drops down electronically from the ceiling. In order to help the team stand out from the crowd at race meetings the motorhome has also received a Matrix makeover featuring a bespoke graphics scheme on the outside and a special set of upholstery and driving seat covers in team colours.
Team manager Stefan Wyman said: “This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for us. Bailey is a company with a great history and we’ve been given the chance to bring their product into the cycling world with our women’s team. We know the motorhome is the perfect race day base for our riders and staff. It provides comfort, space and a level of professionalism that is going to help performance from the top to bottom of the team. We couldn’t be more proud to work with such a great British company.”
Nick Howard, Managing Director, Bailey of Bristol, said: “We are delighted to be supporting such an impressive team of British talent and at the same time helping to promote women’s cycling in general. We wish all the riders every success for the forthcoming season”.
There are full details of all the Matrix Fitness Cycling team available at www.matrixprocycling.com and for the latest updates of the team’s achievements, follow @onthedrops on Twitter, or search for the hashtags #showyourstripes, #matrixlaunch16 and #womenscycling.
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Olympic Champion Laura Trott is one of the nine riders of the Matrix Pro Cycling team and is seen here modeling the 2016 team kit.