Team ASL360 are on the look out for some more female riders. This makes me very happy for lots of reasons:
1) The more women riding bikes, the happier I am.
2) There need to be more opportunities for women to race, and this is one!
3) ASL360 is a small, well organised team with brilliant sponsors. So this is a great opportunity.
4) There’s a possibility that I’ll no longer be the only member of the team with nail polish to match her kit (although I’m sure the guys would look fetching)
Team Launch at the London Bike Show (Photo © Klickchick Photography)
Currently the team is made up of Juniors; based in Scotland, and seniors; based in Sussex. Members vary from me, a newbie 4th Cat who hasn’t even done her first race yet, to guys who’ve been racing most of their life. Three ASL360 Juniors recently took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place on the podium for their race at the IG London Nocturne, at the London Bike Show. The diversity in the team makes it a pleasure to be a part of.
ASL360 is a company with cyclist safety at it’s core. That’s why they were at the London Bike Show with us last month.
Team ASL360 is the brain child of John Powell, the Sales Exec at ASL Vision – the company that designed and developed the ASL360 Surround View Camera system.
The team was formed because of a long standing passion for cycling and a desire to create awareness around ASL360SV. A system which minimises blind spots on any vehicle, including HGV’s, and so helps protect vulnerable road users such as cyclists.
As our team knows only too well, 53% of cyclists killed by trucks and large vehicles are crushed by them turning left – a renowned blind spot which this system addresses. If we can dramatically reduce the number of such incidences then we can increase public confidence in cycling and encourage more people to use this fun and sustainable means of transport.
Indoor Crit at the IG London Nocturne. (Photo © Klickchick Photography)
If you answer ‘yes’ to the following statements, you ought to think about getting involved:
- You are a woman.
- You love cycling.
- You currently race, or want to start racing this year.
- You live close-ish to Lewes, in East Sussex (we have riders from Brighton, Horsham, Scaynes Hill, Hailsham…) Rides start there on Sundays, and it’s where we get together for team meetings.
If you think you might like to join Team ASL360, or want to find out a bit more about the team, feel free to contact me, or email John Powell directly at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org