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2015 Reports and Results

BDS Round 1: Ae Forest, 4/5 April 2015
UCI World Cup Round 1: Lourdes, France 10/12 April 2015
BDS Round 2: Fort William, 16/17 May 2015
BDS Round 3: Llangollen, 30/31 May 2015
UCI World Cup Round 2: Fort William, 5/7 June 2015
UCI World Cup Round 3: Leogang, Austria 12/14 June 2015
BDS Round 4: Bala, 27/28 June 2015
UCI World Cup Round 4: Lenzerheide, Switz. 2/4 July 2015
BDS Round 5: Moelfre, 11/12 July 2015
British National Champs: Llangollen, 18/19 July 2015
European Champs: Wisla, Poland, 11/13 September 2015
BDS Round6: Antur Stiniog, 19/20 September 2015

A New UCI Downhill Team

One Vision Global Racing is a new UCI trade team on the downhill mountain bike circuit for 2015. I am team owner and rider, and my Dad, Phil Reading, is the team manager. My teammates are Scottish elite rider Peter Williams and junior rider James Hurst. We will be competing in World Cup and British Downhill series events representing the team and it's sponsors.

We are extremely lucky to have such fantastic support at the very start of this project. I can't thank Trek Bicycles enough for their faith in my plans and unbelievable support in what I am trying to achieve by starting this professional team. Their bikes are the best in the business in my opinion and we are all extremely excited to be riding them. The team's other sponsors are ONeal, Pacenti, Fox, Mojo, Works Components, MRP chain devices, Fusion, Bontrager, Dirt Factory and Ticky Bikes and we can't thank them all enough for their support. I'd also like to thank my own personal sponsors Schwalbe, DNA Sports Performance, Stones Wood Construction, Mark Davies, and Apollonia House for their great support.

I have been racing world cups since 2010, as a privateer for 4 years and on a professional UCI trade team in 2014. I was thinking about starting my own team at the end of 2013, but when SC Intense came in with their offer to ride for them in 2014 I would have been crazy to turn it down. I now appreciate the benefits of both being a privateer and a team rider, and this puts me in the perfect position to start this venture in 2015. As a privateer you have the freedom to operate in the way you want to. In a team some of this is taken away from you but you have the support. My aim is to create an environment for myself and the other team riders where both of these things can be a reality.

The team is operating as a world level development program for promising riders, giving them the chance to reach their full potential. I started racing back in 2007 and have experienced the difficulties that DH racing throws at you. I aim to provide an atmosphere to help and encourage riders, who would otherwise be elite privateers or promising juniors, achieve their goals and dreams within the sport. These riders have previously struggled to achieve their potential due to a lack of outside support. The team will aim to support people that love racing, and have a real talent, but struggle to make it work alongside study or work commitments. The team is also the best foundation I can imagine from which I can achieve my goals and reach my potential within the sport.

The main and most obvious benefit riders will get from being a part of the team is the provision of the best quality bikes and kit to enable them to race at the highest level. All of the team riders they compete against have this, so it takes away that disadvantage. They will also have all of the necessary spares available to them to get them comfortably through a race weekend. So many riders can't relax at races because they are worrying about breaking parts in practice that they haven't been able to afford to buy spares for. Then there is the comfort and convenience of pit space at world cup and national events. Juniors get to ride, train and travel with more experienced riders who can help them get to grips with riding at the highest level. World Cup racing is such a big step both physically and mentally, so this support will certainly help.

I have known Pete since 2007 when I first started racing. We went through the senior category together where Pete finished 1st and I finished 4th in the British Cycling overall. We have been friends ever since. Pete has had some serious injuries in the last three years – broken leg, broken collar bone and a ruptured spleen to name a few. In 2014 he finally started to look like he was recovering from it all and qualified for all 4 of the world cups he attended. I am hoping with the support One Vision can provide him he will start to climb up those rankings.

I have been coaching Jamie for about 2 years now. We're now great friends and have loads of fun riding together. I remember being introduced to him back in 2012 when Jamie was a youth rider and thinking, this kid might have what it takes. In 2014 he was showing signs of some real pace, but not having enough kit and spares, some really bad luck and then a snapped bike half way through the year, meant things just didn't happen for him. He has fantastic support from his parents which in my opinion is vital for success, and I feel bringing him onto the team and taking him under my wing to the world cup races this year will help him to have a great season and progress as a rider.

The team is good to go and couldn't be more excited for the 2015 season! We are all loving the bikes and are working really hard with pre-season preparation. Racing kicks off in April with the first round of the BDS and World Cup Series on back to back weekends, and we'll all be ready for action. Huge thanks again to all of the sponsors of the team who have made this exciting project a possibility. We aim to do them all proud.

Calendar for the 2015 Season

Date Event Track Country/Result
21/22 March Portugal Cup Pampilhosa da Serra 3rd
4/5 April BDS 1 National Ae Forest 8th
9-12 April World Cup 1 Lourdes, France DNQ-puncture
16/17 May BDS 2 National Fort William 19th
30/31 May BDS 3 National Llangollen 21st-puncture
4-7 June World Cup 2 Fort William 28th
10-14 June World Cup 3 Leogang 41st
27/28 June BDS 4 National Bala 11th
2-5 July World Cup 4 Lenzerheide 27th
11/12 July BDS 5 National Moelfre 8th
18/19 July National Champs LLangollen 4th
30-2 August World Cup 5 Mont Sainte Anne 27th
6-9 August World Cup 6 Windham 77th - puncture
20-23 August World Cup 7 Val Di Sole 22nd
5/6 Sept Welsh Champs Llangollen 1st
11-13 Sept European Champs Wisla, Poland 5th
19/20 Sept BDS 6 National Antur Stiniog 9th