As a company Elliotts have many keen cyclists and each year enter teams in various Cycle Challenges across Europe. In 2007 we also started the sponsorship of a young cycling hopeful, Dani King, who had her sights set on the 2012 London Olympics:
Cycling World Championship, Minsk
The Womens Pursuit Team have, yet again retained their crown, winning Gold Medal in Minsk with the recent team line up of Dani, Laura Trott & Elinor Barker
Track World Cup, Glasgow
Another Gold medal for Dani, this time at the Track World Cup in Glasgow. This was, Dani's first competition since the Olympics, and there was a new team line up with Laura Trott, and Elinor Barker
20/8/12 Dani's Olympic blog
4/8/12 The Womens Pursuit Team win Gold at the London Olympics and in doing so they broke the team pursuit record both in their heat and again in the race. Congratulations Dani, Laura and Joanna
The medal ceremony (towards bottom of page)
The Womens Pursuit Tem smash the world record in qualifying at the Olympics.
Cycling World Cup
4/4/12 The Womens Pursuit Team have retained their crown, winning Gold at Melbourne. Today the team broke the team pursuit record both in qualifying and again in the race.
Cycling World Cup, London - What a difference a week makes!
An amazing year for Dani, highlights included riding in the Womens Pursuit Team that won gold at the World Championships in Holland in March, followed by a Gold at the European Championships in October, where the team also clocked up the fastest time in the world.
|The Beaune Challenge comprises of 78 teams of four people riding in relay over 500 miles from Caen to Beaune in three days. The challenge started in the early hours of Thursday 27th September at Pegasus Bridge and ended 3 days later in Beaune.
This year Elliotts had 5 teams riding who were fundraising for Cancer Research UK,The British Heart Foundation and RETT Syndrome Research Trust UK. There is still time to support the Elliotts teams, please follow this link to our page on the Just Giving website.
With the London Olympics less than 5 years away, Elliotts are pleased to announce that they are helping a local Olympic hopeful to achieve her dream.
Danielle King is a 16 year old student at Hamble Sports College who has been chosen for the Olympic Development cycling squad and is fast making an impact in the sport having only started cycling in 2005. She was previously a County swimming champion and was encouraged to change sport when her natural cycling ability was identified.
Dani has her sights set on the 2012 London Olympics and is very clear on her ambitions. “I want to be a World Champion and Olympic Gold medallist” and her training programme is already almost full-time.
With the help of Peter Hargroves Cycles, Elliotts have just given her a new training bike that mirrors the geometry of her track racing bike so it feels the same when she is both training and riding road events. ‘ I just can’t wait to ride it’ said Dani as she was clearly delighted to receive it. Elliotts have also agreed to help fund her travel and accommodation costs which are growing with events most weekends in Newport, Manchester or abroad.
She is thrilled to have been selected to represent Great Britain in the junior European Track Championships in Germany in July where she will ride match sprint, 500m time trial and Kieran events. ‘ Dani has made excellent progress in only 9 months since joining the Olympic Development Sprint Team and she is now competing at a high level and thoroughly deserves her position in the team’ said Iain Dyer, Head Coach of the British Cycling Sprint Squad.