13 March 2012
13 March 2012
Atlas Composites have won a contract with British Cycling to supply composite components manufactured at its 25,000 square foot production facility.
Commenting after his recent site visit to Atlas Composites Individual Pursuit Gold Medalist Chris Boardman MBE, now a Research and Development consultant at British Cycling, is acutely aware of the value composites engineering can bring to the sport at such a critical time on the track for the latest crop of riders. “Saving weight in a moveable object reduces the power to move it. A combination of world-class frame design, excellent materials and specific lightweight components gives you a bike which feels natural to ride, is comfortable and provides the perfect platform to go on and achieve medal success.”
Atlas Composites Managing Director, Shaun Moloney, is passionate about talking up Atlas’ proud association with the UK’s biggest sporting event in more than 60 years. “Atlas Composites have garnered a reputation as a quality UK composites manufacturer across a diverse range of industry sectors. We’re delighted to be manufacturing composite components for British Cycling during such an historic period for the sport and the country as a whole.”
Atlas explain that Derby City Council have recently submitted plans for a new 20m velodrome on Pride Park highlighting a prosperous future for British Cycling, which they say should see a growth in demand for high performance engineered composite components.
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