The Riders

The TS Racing Team – OTR has a good mix of riders racing at regional and national level. For some riders the aim is to finish highly in Premier Calendar races, and for others it is to progress up the rankings to a higher level of racing. The experienced riders in the team help riders in the team to find their feet in bike racing at any level.

Rob Carter

Rob is one most respected riders in the North of England. Rob has scored wins and podiums at all levels, and in 2011 finished in the top 30 of the British National Road Race Championships against the best professional riders in the country. Rob is aiming to win races in the North East in the latter years of his racing career.

Rob Carter TS Racing Team

Dan Smith

Dan represented Great Britain as a Junior and Under-23 rider before signing for a French team at the age of 22. He went on to spend 5 seasons abroad and scored regular wins and countless placings throughout his career. Dan also successfully completed UCI stage races in Romania, Cameroon, Senegal and Morocco.

Back in the UK for 10 years now, Dan is aiming to get back to his best for the 2017 season and beyond.  As one of the senior riders in the team, Dan will offer support to the less experienced riders in the team.

Dan Smith TS Racing Team

Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie joined us for the 2015 season and has stuck with TS Racing despite work and family commitments taking him to the Aberdeen area for the time being.

Ronnie has injected much needed motivation and enthusiasm to the team.  With his influence our riders have pushed themselves outside of their comfort zones and tried new levels of competition.

Ronnie will be concentrating on road and circuit racing with a sprinkling of time trials.

Chris Wood

Chris is a strong climber and excellent over long distances. He was making good progress in local 2nd cat races before an horrendous crash put an early end to Chris’ road career.

Chris is now focusing on time trial, duathlon and triathlon events, with Ironman distance the new target for this longstanding TS Racing Team rider.

Chris, AKA as Pecker.

TS Racing Team Rider

Mike Guymer

Mike is a well established North East rider who has been racing in the local peloton for more than 2 decades.

He is currently concentrating his efforts on local circuit races and especially the Croft TLI Series.

Mike Guymer TS Racing Team

Mike Smart
Ingleby Barwick

Mike has the talent to pick up results at any level when he’s on his day.  He has performed well in time trials, crits and road races.  Mike is highly motivated and with age on his side will continue to progress.

Mike Smart TS Racing Team

Frank Montague

Frank joined the team during the winter of 2012/13.  Having previously concentrated on time trialling, Frank now has a passion for crit and road racing and regularly places in the top positions.  In 2016 Frank gained his 2nd cat and put his abilities to test racing Elite Zonder Kontract races during a trip to Belgium.

Frank, AKA as The Tank.

Frank Montague TS Racing Team

Mark Lawrence

Mark has been training and racing for several years now.  When time out from work allows consistent training, Mark progresses in leaps and bounds.

Mark is hard as nails and will surely continue to progress year on year.

TS Racing Team Rider

Peter Boyes

Pete has only been racing for a few years but has come on in leaps and bounds.  He places in the top 10 in nearly all of his local races and has started to pick up results in Elite National B road races too.

If Pete continues to progress as rapidly as his first few years then he will soon be ready for National level races.

Peter Boyes TS Racing Team

Ian Cowen

Ian is one of our newer members who joined looking for a team setup that would help motivate him to get back to his best.  Ian has previously held a second category licence, and if he manages to stay upright, will undoubtedly get the form back he had a couple of years ago. 


Andy Leon

Andy has converted to cycling after injury prevented him from taking part in the fell running that he’d been doing for many years. Despite not having been a serious cyclist in the past, Andy is a natural athlete and his talent shines through on the bike. Andy is a highly active member of the club and will be racing locally for TS Racing Team – Vankru.

Andy, AKA as KOL

Andrew Leon TS Racing Team

Martin Brearey

At time of writing Martin has only been with the team for 6 weeks.  Having seen Martin on the team rides it is clear that Martin has a decent sized engine, and with a bit of fine tuning clearly has the potential to move up the categories.  

Martin joined the team as he was looking for like-minded riders with whom to race on a regular basis.

TS Racing Team Rider

Martin Axon

Martin is a talented rider with an excellent tactical head on his shoulders.  If he decides to go for it (and if he stays clear of injury!), Martin will easily progress to the 2nd cat ranks this year.

Martin has been distracted by work and family commitments in recent years, but we are hoping he will be back racing more regularly with us in the medium term.

TS Racing Team Rider

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