Welcome to Rhino Velo Racing

Rhino Velo Racing is an amateur cycle racing team based in Shrewsbury Shropshire.

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Rhino Velo Race Team (www.rhinoveloracing.org)is a new Team set up with the involvement of local cycling legend Mike Jones with the aim of mentoring promising local amateur riders.

The Team will have support and guidance from ‘Rhino Velo Pyrenees’ Mikes new cycling holiday and training camp business which he is starting with his wife Wendy in Spring 2016.

The team will be managed day to day by local businessmen Chris Pook and Ben Lawrence whose respective businesses, Cooper Green Pooks (Estate Agents –http://www.cgpooks.co.uk) and Beaumont Lawrence (Insurance Brokers – http://www.beaumontlawrence.co.uk), will sponsor the team. Both Chris and Ben are keen amateur cyclists and every year try and sponsor initiatives that promote the grass roots of the sport.

10 amateur riders have been recruited to launch the team and they represent a blend of very promising younger riders right through to guys in their 40’s who have come to cycling fairly late on but who have shown real promise and dedication over the past couple of seasons.

The inaugural roster is as follows:
Kirk Vickers
James Ellmore
Olly Kyte
Matthew Davies
Stuart Glover
Charlie Bailey
Mike Guildford
Chris Pook
Graham South
David Scott

Riders will take part in a mixture of events from local Road Races, Time Trials, Hill Climbs, Crits and prestigious European Gran Fondo’s in the Alps, Dolomites or Pyrenees.

All riders will be mentored and given direction by Mike Jones, a prolific elite rider with 100s of race wins to his name.

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