Welcome to the home of CNP - Orbea Racing

Welcome to the home of CNP - Orbea Racing

Throughout the 2012 season this site will provide up to date information, including which events we are competing in, race reports, riders blogs and any other team news

Rider Profiles

John Whittington ELITE 
Nationality: British
D.O.B: 09.04.1988
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 68kg
Max Heart Rate: 194bpm

Bike: Orbea Alma G10 Custom Race and Alma H30 Training Bike
Bristol is my hometown, now studying mechanical engineering at Bath University 
Hills, dry smooth trails, cooking, liquorish, music, root bear, making cakes, computers, getting up early!, breakfast, intervals...
Disorder, Lectures spread throughout the day, Intervals!

Twitter @j_whittington

Oli Holmes ELITE
Nationality: British
D.O.B: 30.11.1985
Height: 185cm
Weight: 74kg
Max Heart Rate: 185 bpm

Bike: Orbea S10 29er and H10 29er Training bike
Born in Wokingham Berkshire, then lived in Devon and then moved to the Peak District. Holds a First class degree Marine Biology Bsc
Epic rides in the Peaks, trail centres, Spain, sweet dusty singletrack, long climbs, motorsport, food, a good pint in a decent pub! I love science (the 1st class degree a give away) and enjoy reading the science of sport and ways in which I can improve especially when it comes to nutrition. 
Rhubarb!! Windy weather!

Twitter @oliholmes

Darren Alexander MASTERS
Nationality: English
D.O.B: 04.06.1975
Height: 175cm
Weight: 65kg
Max Heart Rate: 190 bpm

Bike: Orbea Alma G 10 (custom) and Alma H30 Training Bike
Born Banbury, Oxfordshire and have lived there all my life. Left school and trained as a mechanical maintenance engineer, and now work in a factory fixing packaging machinery (skills come in handy on emergency bike breakdowns!)
Challenging my body, physically and mentally (I always have a goal). All two wheeled sports (particularly MotoGP & World Superbikes)
Supermarket culture, indecision,being inactive.

Cameron Balfour JUNIOR
Nationality: Scottish
D.O.B: 25/05/95
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 62kg
Max Heart Rate >206
Bike: Orbea Alma S30 29er
4th year at school in the middle of my standard grade course. I'm
doing P.E, Bioligy, French, Physics, Maths, English, Modern Studies
and geography. On GB Talent team for Cross country Mouintain biking.
Macaroni cheese with smoked sausage, out on the bike on a hot
day getting a cracking tan, facebook, playing my guitar, building
jumps then going riding them with a few friends :D
Having a long lie in the morning (I hate wasting time)

Iain Paton - Junior
nationality - Scottish
D.O.B - 22/02/95
Height - 176cm
Weight - 60kg
Max H.R.- 184 bpm
Bike - Orbea Alma S10

Profile - I live in a small village called Golspie, in the North of Scotland. I'm currently in my 6th and final year of high school studying Maths, Chemistry and Physics. I started mountain biking when some amazing trails were built right on my doorstep and I joined the local club. I loved every minute of it and then did my first race when I was 14, and was then hooked on racing. In 2011,as a youth rider, I was picked as part of the British Cycling Olympic Talent Team  and now for 2012 I am a member of the British Olympic Development Programme for Juniors, and also the Scottish Performance Squad.

Likes – Training camps and racing, getting a lot done in the day, massive hills, being abroad and experiencing another country, building and riding trails, and a good laugh with my friends

Dislikes – Being stuck inside all day, school work getting in the way of everything else! and road cycling when its really windy.