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.


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


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.


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


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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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

Ethan Batt Profile

Ethan Batt

Goals for the 2023 season – To gain more experience racing at the pro level in Europe as well as getting some personal results and being a part of some big results within the team.

Matthew Bostock Profile

Matthew Bostock

Goals for the 2023 season - Get a win in the Bolton Equities Black Spoke colours!

Josh Burnett Profile

Josh Burnett

Goals for the 2023 season - Learn the ropes of racing in Europe while helping the team get some wins on the board.

Ryan Christensen Profile

Ryan Christensen

Goals for the 2023 season - Finish the season with more than 200 UCI Points, podium three times in a UCI Race, Podium in a UCI1.1 and win a UCI Gravel race.

Logan Currie Profile

Logan Currie

Goals for the 2023 season – Podium at World Champs TT.

Mitchel Fitzsimmons Profile

Mitchel Fitzsimons

Goals for the 2023 season - Consistently play a role in helping the team to success while pursuing my own development and results when opportunities are given.

James Fouche Profile

James Fouche

Goals for the 2023 season – Be apart of some big wins with the boys and soak up the experience of being in the first NZ Pro Cycling Team.

Aaron Gate Profile

Aaron Gate

Goals for the 2023 season - Win some big bike races with the boys!

Regan Gough Profile

Regan Gough

Goals for the 2023 season – Make the step up and be able to contribute to the team as much as possible.

George Jackson Profile

George Jackson

Goals for the 2023 season – To step up into the bigger races and play a part in the teams performances and results. Make the most of all the opportunities that come my way.

Ollie Jones Profile

Ollie Jones

Goals for the 2023 season - As my first-year pro and the first year with Bolton Equities Black Spoke, my two main goals for the season will be to target results at some of the smaller stage races and find my feet in some bigger ones by helping the established riders in any way I can.

Josh Kench Profile

Josh Kench

Goals for the 2023 season - To keep developing as a rider on the pro circuit, as well as getting on the podium in Europe.

Luke Mudgway Profile

Luke Mudgway

Goals for the 2023 season - To win sprints and help establish Bolton Equities Black Spoke in the Pro Tour ranks.

Bailey O’Donnell Profile

Bailey O’Donnell

Goals for the 2023 saeason - To find my feet in the professional peloton and help the team pull some results.

James Oram Profile

James Oram

Goals for the 2023 season – To win International UCI races while helping the younger riders on the team develop into classy professional riders. To continue to be a proud ambassador of New Zealand Cycling and Bolton Equities Black Spoke.

Jacob Scott Profile

Jacob Scott

Goals for the 2023 season - I am aiming for a consistent run of top 10 results in the classic style races that I know I can perform in, and within that, the aim will be to....

Tom Sexton Profile

Tom Sexton

Goals for the 2023 season - Get a professional win in Europe. Medal at the World Track champs.

Mark Stewart Profile

Mark Stewart

Goals for the 2023 season – Win some races with a great group of guys.

Rory Townsend Profile

Rory Townsend

Goals for the 2023 season - A sprint win in Black Spoke kit. Defend my national title, and take a stage at the Tour of Britian.

Paul Wright Profile

Paul Wright

Goals for the 2023 season - Try to improve on last years results, help the team as much as possible and make the most of the new equipment and set up.