Pathway To Success

Riders looking to make the leap into professional cycling are confronted by a multitude of barriers. Black Spoke aims to remove obstacles where possible and help turn dreams into reality, cycling into a viable career proposition. Creating this pathway is no mean feat but with clear direction, resources and a world-class performance culture, no mountain is too high. There are three pillars that inform everything we do.

Vision

The goal is simple. To have New Zealand cyclists competing and winning on the World Tour, the pinnacle of road cycling. By acting as an intermediary between amateur ranks and the highest level, Black Spoke seeks to benefit not only the riders but the wider sporting community

Mission

By providing the infrastructure necessary for Kiwi cyclists to grow, Black Spoke removes barriers faced by prospective athletes. Our mission is to have as many team members as possible progress to top Pro Continental and World Tour teams. On the highway to success there are no off-ramps.

Strategy

No mission is possible without the strategy needed to effect it. Black Spoke seeks the best cycling talent from Kaitaia to the Bluff. No stone is left unturned! With the right mentoring and a carefully planned development and racing schedule, Black Spoke is an enabling factor that transforms riders into their best self

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Ambitious projects are impossible to achieve without ambitious partners. Black Spoke are proud to have an incredible network of brands passionate about the future of New Zealand cycling

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Riders

Finding the right talent with a drive to succeed is a cornerstone of the Black Spoke project. Our roster represents a selection of the country’s most promising riders for this season

James Oram Profile

James Oram

Goals for the 2022 season – To return to full health following a injury marred end to 2021. To win International UCI races while helping the younger riders on the team develop into classy professional riders...

Aaron Gate Profile

Aaron Gate

Goals for the 2022 season – Win some bike races!

Ethan Batt Profile

Ethan Batt

Goals for the 2022 season – Continue to gain experience in Europe as well as some personal results mainly focusing on time trials and Breakaways.

Luke Mudgway Profile

Luke Mudgway

Goals for the 2022 season – To build on my 2021 season and consistently finish in the top 10 in the European circuit. To finish on the podium of a 1.1 and help the team win their first .1 level race. Id also like to help the younger...

Josh Kench Profile

Josh Kench

Goals for the 2022 season - To win my first UCI race in Europe. while also learning from the older riders to keep developing as a rider on and off the bike.

Logan Currie Profile

Logan Currie

Goals for the 2022 season – I hope to progress in my cycling career and try to get the best results possible. And also have an epic year with the fellas.

Tom Sexton Profile

Tom Sexton

Goals for the 2022 season – Improve on my 2021 season with black-spoke use the knowledge I’ve gained in Europe to get more results for the team. Go to the commonwelth games on the track and get a medal.

Mark Stewart Profile

Mark Stewart

Goals for the 2022 season – Play an integral part in Blackspokes most successful season. Win the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Win as many road races as possible. Be ready, take and enjoy, every opportunity that comes my way.

Mitchel Fitzsimmons Profile

Mitchel Fitzsimons

Goals for the 2022 season – I hope to make a successful step up into the U23/Elite ranks with the aim of gaining as much experience as possible while helping the boys to some wins throughout the season.

Regan Gough Profile

Regan Gough

Goals for the 2022 season – To knock it up and put Bolton Equities Black Spoke Pro Cycling on the map.

Ryan Christensen Profile

Ryan Christensen

Goals for the 2022 season – Finish the season with more than 200 uci points. Podium 3 times in a UCI race Podium in a UCI1.1.

James Fouche Profile

James Fouche

Goals for the 2022 season – Win Some bike races and fly the flag of NZ and Blackspoke proudly.

Dylan McCullough Profile

Dylan McCullough

Goals for the 2022 season – Make the NZ Commonwealth Games Team and get a good result at the U23 World Triathlon Champs in Abu Dhabi.

Bailey O’Donnell Profile

Bailey O’Donnell

Goals for the 2022 season – To learn as much as possible to help the team and if I get the chance to do well in some bike races...