Torq performance race team
Since its conception in 2003, the TORQ Performance Mountain Bike team has grown into one of the UK’s most recognised and established, domestic level professional mountain bike racing teams. Now in its 13th year of racing, this year sees the team starting the season with one of the strongest rider line-ups - all on-board their custom liveried race spec Whyte 29c Carbon Team bikes.
The team objective remains the same, to unite some of the country’s most accomplished Mountain Bike racers into a team with unrivalled strength in depth and to set an example to everyone involved in the sport that high-end performances are achieved in symbiosis with generosity of spirit, courtesy and integrity.
godzone / mountain hardware
Are a UK based Adventure Race team. The team race on Whyte – both the 29C carbon hardtail and the award winning M-109 full suspension Cross Country platform and have been British Champions since 2005 and in 2009 became Adventure Racing World Champions. Recently they have added two European titles (2014-15) and further podium places at the World Championships.
The team have also won the last 6 Patagonia Expedition Races. The squad consists of Tom Gibbs, Nick Gracie, Warren Bates, Sally Ozanne, Chris Hope, Jari Kirkland and Mark Humphrey.
The team have over 70 years of Adventure Racing experience between them and have competed in most the races around the world. See more at- http://www.teamgodzone.com/team/
Is the current Masters National Champion and is racing elite XC for 2014 on a 29-c team. Winning four out of a possible five rounds handed him the series title. Luke is known for his high level of technical skills which enable him to excel in both XC and cyclo-cross disciplines. He is a focused and determined individual who certainly isn’t afraid of committing to some intense training. This year he is focusing on another national champs jersey …this time on the road. Luke has been riding with ATB sales for an astonishing 12 years!
Interests : Not much time for anything other than cycling, but I love nothing more than relaxing with my family when I’m not racing or training.