Team Bäckstedt Hotchillee was launched in 2017 as a merger of the Hotchillee Development Rider Programme in SA and the Bäckstedt Cycling Academy in the UK. The aim is to foster young cycling talent in Europe and South Africa and creating a pathway into the pro peloton.
The Hotchillee Development Rider Programme started in 2011 and focused on providing a platform and ecosystem for young talented riders in the Western Cape to make the difficult transition to the pro peloton in Europe. Working in partnership with Wattbike, ORYX Stainless, The Western Cape Government and cycling organisations including Cycling South Africa, the Pedal Power Association, Velokhaya and the Cape Town Giants we enjoyed enormous success with two riders progressing to the Team Dimension Data Continental Team based out of Lucca in Italy.
Many other young riders have also been exposed to what it takes to make the transition with support from of Ben Swift, UAE Abu Dhabi (formerly Team Sky) and guidance from Team Dimension Data riders, Tour de France legend Stephen Roche and Cervelo Bigla rider Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio.
The Bäckstedt Cycling Academy was set up by Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Bäckstedt in 2015 to provide an avenue for young cyclists in Europe to reach their full potential on the track and road. In year one the programme has already seen impressive results with three British national titles, medals on the track and races being won on the road in Belgium and Sweden.
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You’ll also be entered into a prize draw for 2 x tickets to the Tour de France 2023 route launchon 27th October 2022 at Palais des Congrès, Paris.
Your priority access will start on Tuesday 26 July 2022. We’ll be in touch then, keep an eye on your emails, or the Hotchillee companion app.
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Glen is usually behind the scenes making sure that the Hotchillee Ride Captains and event participants have fully functioning bicycles to ride but he occasionally makes an appearance in front of the camera to share his wisdom. If he’s not fixing or building bikes he’ll be out riding in #SweetSussex. If you want to know anything about Cyclocross, Glen is the man to ask.
Consultant with British Cycling and author of the Road Cycling Performance Manual. Lover of cobbles, gravel and Siberian Pine – not so keen on climbs! Nik is the author of all of the Hotchillee Training Plans, Zwift workout files and regularly posts tips and advice on the Hotchillee app. He’s also the evil genius behind the now infamous Hotchillee Gain Train.
Adele has worked within the health and fitness industry for over 25 years starting with a ballet and dance background herself, she has progressed to training and teaching all styles of fitness and offers Pilates, barre & yoga. As a keen runner, Adele appreciates the need for a strong healthy body and mind and incorporates many elements of Pilates, yoga and barre into her own training to ensure her strength and stamina remain.