Café Ventoux have today announced that they are due to become the business base for Podium Ambition Pro Cycling. As keen supporters of women’s cycling Ventoux are excited to be announcing this news to collaborate with the team featuring team captain Dame Sarah Storey and Katie Archibald.
Brian Jordan from Café Ventoux tells us more ‘were really excited to be announcing this news, it’s something we have been discussing for a while, but from today its official and were spreading the word. As a business base for the team we will hold events here from the café and also sell the team merchandise as well. This will include the team and club kit but we will also sell the bikes from the previous season here in the café too. Events will include evenings to meet the team, ride outs from the café and then we will be following the teams results also and posting updates on our website.’
‘We also plan on holding an event on 27th June from Café Ventoux where we will have the team here. Full details will be released but we plan to hold an event where people can meet the team members and we will be working with schools in the area too. It’s really exciting news to confirm this collaboration and were really looking forward to working with the Podium Ambition riders to support the hard work they are putting in.’
Team captain Dame Sarah Storey has also commented ‘as we embark on our journey to try and become a Women’s World Tour Team in 2017, we will be able to share that journey with more and more people via the support of the café and the people who visit. Ventoux customers can easily follow our activities, meet the team and gain access to team merchandise and equipment. We are especially excited to see the impact this partnership has on the uptake of women in cycling.’
Podium Ambition also have a sister cycling team, Boot out Breast Cancer Cycling Club. This was launched for fans of cycling to get closer to the lives of professional riders. Its intended to be a is a club for everyone and anyone, any age and any level of participation in cycling. The club has its own kit which can be purchased on the club website, but now also will be available exclusively in the Café Ventoux boutique store too.
Further information will be released onto the Café Ventoux website page dedicated to Podium Ambition Pro Cycling.
By Lucy Sturgess