The Demacon women’s cycling team are ready to make a major impact in South African cycling this season after signing a deal with HEAD Bikes SA.
Having successfully developed their brand in Europe, HEAD Bikes SA (PTY) Ltd entered the local market late last year and will join the Demacon team as the equipment sponsors.
“It’s ideal for us to be linked to them because no women’s team in South Africa have had a full equipment sponsor in terms of bikes,” said Demacon team captain Lynette Burger.
“I believe this will add huge value to our team which will be known as the Demacon Women’s Cycling Team, supported by HEAD Bikes. Their bikes are top of the range and it’s very exciting for us.”
She added that the team, which includes Heidi Dalton, Carla Oberholzer and Kim le Court, were keen to excel in every race they entered.
“We are all good sprinters and have strong climbers and time-trialists, so we aim to go out there and win every race we can,” said Burger.
“Heidi is the national road champion, Carla was brilliant last year and Kim is riding for Mauritius in the Commonwealth Games. So we all have something to prove.”
They will kick off with the Fast One in Meyerton on January 28 and are also targeting the national champs in Oudtshoorn in early February and the Cape Town Cycle tour in March.
“Our mindset is to win these events,” said Burger. “With the riders we have, I believe we can make it a good year.”
HEAD Bikes SA offer a full range of road and mountain bikes to South African enthusiasts, retailing their products through an online system.
Cycling enthusiasts can stay up to date with all the latest HEAD Bike news by following the website link on their Facebook page.