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

Sponsors

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 the 2020 season

James Oram Profile

James Oram

Goals for the 2021 season – To win the National Championships and International UCI races while helping the younger riders on the team develop into classy professional riders...

Aaron Gate Profile

Aaron Gate

Goals for the 2021 season – To win Gold at the 2020(1) Tokyo Olympic Games on the track with New Zealand, and to take an international win on the road with Black Spoke.

Hayden McCormick Profile

Hayden McCormick

Goals for the 2021 season - Enjoy riding as much as I can everyday.

Ethan Batt Profile

Ethan Batt

Goals for the 2021 season – Get some good results in Europe and progress up the ranks.

Luke Mudgway Profile

Luke Mudgway

Goals for the 2021 season – To win and help the team win races in Europe. I want to finish the season knowing I gave 100% all year for myself and the team.

Josh Kench Profile

Josh Kench

Goals for the 2021 season - To gain as much experience racing with the team and get some wins along the way.

Kiaan Watts Profile

Kiaan Watts

Goals for the 2021 season - Work hard as a selfless teammate and prove myself as a capable U23 rider individually.

Xander White Profile

Xander White

Goals for the 2021 season – I am excited to learn and develop throughout my first elite season in Europe I hope to perform at a professional standard throughout the entire...

Campbell Stewart Profile

Campbell Stewart

Goals for the 2021 season – To win gold in Tokyo and get some results in Europe on the road.

Joel Yates Profile

Joel Yates

Goals for the 2021 season – The main focus for the first part of the season is the Time Trial and Nationals, I’d like to go at least one step further than 4th last year. It’s going to...

Logan Currie Profile

Logan Currie

Goals for the 2021 season – To make some good mates and win some races.

Tom Sexton Profile

Tom Sexton

Goals for the 2021 season – I hope to learn from the new racing experiences and try to progress my way to hopefully pick up a UCI race win or help the team achieve multiple...

James Fouche Profile

James Fouche

Goals for the 2021 season – To nab a race win overseas in Europe this year whether that be myself or another rider on the team, I get the same satisfaction.

Dylan McCullough Profile

Dylan McCullough

Goals for the 2021 season – To do as much racing as I can as there was not a lot of racing happening during 2020! And learn as much as I can from older riders and staff...