Trek have been a lead sponsor of Drops since the team’s debut in 2016. Competing on the Trek lightweight Emonda and Madone means that our squad are using some of the best race bikes available in the world.
In 2017, Trek reaffirmed their partnership with the team including an elevated level of investment. The added layer of support sees the manufacturer supply the team with training bikes as well as race bikes. This not only improves rider practice and performance, but also logistic operations and preparation for the Drops support staff all season.
Drops are proud to be supported by such a world-renowned brand and take pride in racing on their elite cycling range. The Emonda and Madone’s quality is reflecting in the performance of the team and the iconic Miami green colour has been a fundamental part of the striking Drops image that has become increasing popular within the cycling community.
Alupro (the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) run campaigns to engage and encourage people to recycle the aluminium packaging they use at home, work and whilst out and about. In particular, the sponsorship focuses on the Every Can Counts programme.
The team help to raise awareness of the Every Can Counts, which is supported by drink can manufacturers, recyclers and leading brands to encourage recycling across the country. The programme looks to encourage the recycling of drink cans in all environments including workplaces, universities and colleges, at an event or festival, or simply on the go.
With cycling and the environment so closely intertwined, Drops are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and help the Every Can Counts campaign reach a growing audience.
Drops are excited to have the world-leading Italian brand as Official Kit Partner. Established in 1972, Sportful have a rich history within the cycling industry providing innovative sportswear to individuals and teams with an emphasis on designing apparel to perform comfortably in changing conditions.
Sportful bring with them a stunning new Drops race kit which they distribute alongside replicas for sale to the general public across the world.
The team is delighted cycling fans everywhere have the chance to wear the Drops stripes and help build the profile of the team. Our kit has received positive feedback from cycling websites, magazine and blogs and we’re looking forward to working with Sportful in the future to develop exciting teamwear.
Brother UK Limited are the UK arm of global manufacturing and services conglomerate – Brother Industries Ltd – specialising in information, communication and technology products and services for growing businesses of all sizes.
Brother UK have a history in competitive cycling, officially partnering the Aviva Women’s Tour, the Tour of Britain and Pearl Izumi Tour Series and more recently partnering a number of UK teams at various levels. It’s wonderful to have a company of such stature help us grow our impact in both the UK and abroad.
We are thrilled to be building a relationship with Brother and proud to be representing at a time where women’s cycling is going from strength to strength.
Brubeck support Drops as the team’s Official Technical Partner. The Polish performance wear manufacturer are an exciting and modern brand and their products are used widely across competitive and non-competitive cycling.
Known for their comfortable, breathable and stylish base layers, Brubeck are Europe’s leading designer and producer of 3D seamless knitwear for thermo-active sportswear. The team race in Brubeck’s 3D Pro next to skin layer, a product offering optimum comfort and warmth by transporting moisture away from the skin.
Brubeck have a fantastic reputation in the sporting community for garments suitable for everyone and while we enjoy the benefits of racing in their products, we use our profile to promote the incredible range they have to offer.
Drops are protected by MET this season as the Italian company join the team as helmet supplier.
MET have thirty years of experience making safe, light and aerodynamic helmets with some of the best products in the MET range available to our riders in 2017. The team ride in both Rivale and Manta helmets during road races with the Drone Wide Body helmet featuring for time trials – all in our famous Miami green colour.
MET are strongly committed to developing women’s cycling products and are keen to put the talented riders at Drops front and centre when it comes to promoting their range. The team will be the face of MET’s women’s range throughout their marketing in 2017.
Drops have been riding on Continental tyres since our first race and continue to develop our our relationship.
The rubber, supplied by Cambrian Tyres, has kept Drops at the very top of our game and the team are excited to be utilising both 22mm & 25mm Pro Ltd Tubulars in addition to GP4000 clincher tyres.
Our squad are frequently riding technical races in challenging weather conditions and knowing they have Continental rubber to rely on means they can take plenty of confidence into difficult corners. And by competing in these conditions, the team hope to boost sales of Continental bike tyres in the UK by showing their premium quality and performance during this year’s race calendar.
Our Official Luggage partner is the bike travel and protection specialists, Scicon. Since 1980, the Italian brand have worked with some of the biggest names in cycling to securely transport equipment all over the world.
Scicon provide a range of high quality, innovative travel bags and cases to Drops, ensuring all their equipment is transported from A to B as safely as possible.
Scicon have supported a number of professional cyclists and teams in recent history and we are grateful to be using their experience and exciting product range to transport our kit securely and stylishly.
OTE Sports was created for both athletes and sports enthusiasts and Drops have been supported by the brand from the beginning.
Their range of naturally flavoured energy products and recovery drinks have been developed by experienced sports nutritionists and athletes, the professionals who know exactly what you want and what you need. OTE produce no marketing spin on making you super human. Their aim is to demystify sports nutrition and offer clarity on good nutritional practices for athletes.
Like Drops, Fenwicks is a family business. Founded in 1995, the company supply bike fluid, lubricant and cleaning kits to teams and individuals, manufacturing their entire range here in the UK. We are delighted to have them as a Mechanical Partner and to use their products.
Fenwick’s are no strangers to competitive cycling, the company are suppliers to both The Women’s Tour and the men’s Tour of Britain. With so much experience within competitive cycling, they are the ideal company for our support staff to rely on for bike maintenance.
NAQI have established themselves in the sports industry as one the most innovative and high quality skincare and recovery brands on the market. The Belgian company produce high quality lotions, gels and oils and we are thrilled to have their impressive range will be available to our riders.
While the team use NAQI anti chafe lotions, warm up oils and recovery gel for both training and competition, their success in the industry means that we rely on their wealth of experience as well as their products. NAQI's knowledge and resources within the sports and recovery arena help riders reach peak condition on race days.
Fortress Distribution are the UK’s exclusive distributor of premium US brand Black Mamba Gloves, the leading disposable gloves on the market for industrial and mechanical applications. Fortress Distribution is a wholesale distribution business specialising in selling innovative personal protection equipment from US brands on an exclusive basis in the UK. It currently has Black Mamba Gloves and Yuleys reusable overshoes in its range.
Black Mamba Gloves are worn all year round by Drops Cycling Team who ensure our riders are ready for each race and back on the road as quickly as possible after an incident. With Black Mamba nitrile gloves’ superior puncture, tear and chemical resistance Drops Cycling Team staff are equipped to handle delicate tasks as well as tougher ones.
Cyclefit, the UK’s leading bike fitting company joined Drops as a Technical Partner in 2017
Our riders enjoy full access to the company’s studios in both Manchester and London. Cyclefit provide each rider with their comprehensive fitting service, for both road and TT positions, and full ongoing support throughout the season.
This includes an initial interview, physical lead evaluation, custom footbeds, extensive Dartfish motion analysis and gebioMized saddle pressure mapping, all to the same high level of quality provided to riders from men's World Tour Teams such as Orica-Bike Exchange, Team Sky, BMC and Trek-Segafredo to name a few.