Nukeproof have picked up two young Irish rippers Dan Sheridan and Christopher McGlinchy for their junior race team.
The team members include Irish Junior Champion Christopher McGlinchy and Irish Under-16 Champion Dan Sheridan.
Christopher, from Belfast, Northern Ireland started racing in 2006 and competed at Junior level during 2010. He also competed in the 2010 European Youth Championships.
Speaking about joining the Nukeproof Junior team Christopher, also known as ‘Kipper’ told us: “I’m really excited about riding for Nukeproof, all the products are amazing and I do feel the support will help me go on to achieve the goals I have set for this year. It’s my first year as a Junior so I will be competing in a few World Cups, so obviously my main goal will be to try and qualify at the World Cups and to defend my National Junior title.”
Dan who hails from Dublin, Ireland, started racing in 2007 and has won the 2008 and 2010 Irish National Championships in his respective categories. Speaking about his goals for 2011 Dan said: “2011 will be my first season racing in the Junior category so it’s great to have Nukeproof supporting me.
“It’s a big step up but for me but my goals are to win the 2011 Irish Championships, top 5 overall in the BDS and qualify at the World Cups I attend. I want to gain as much racing experience as possible.”
Dan Sheridan’s Scalp. Photo:FaceBook
Dan is excited at being selected as one of the few people sponsored with a Nukeproof complete build. “Its amazing to be riding for Nukeproof, I’ve always loved the bike after seeing it in its early stages in the Irish series, so it’s great to be getting my own! I have everything I need to get the job done so I just need to focus on riding and training.”
Other Nukeproof Junior team sponsors include Nema, Eight.ie, SixSixOne, FiveTen, Schwalbe, Mulebar, Gamut and OC Tuning.
The Nukeproof Junior team will be competing in selected World Cup events, British Downhill Series and the Irish Downhill National Points Series.