Ribble – Verge Cyclocross Team

 Ribble – Verge is a Cyclocross Development team founded through the @cyclocrosss / Cyclocross Social platform.

The aim of the team is to support up and coming British talent with technical and material support and guidance as well as an international race calendar in order to best prepare riders for future Elite ranks.

Since its formation in 2019, the team has enjoyed numerous victories in the UK and abroad, including National Trophy and Championship wins as well as a victory at the prestigious Koppenbergcross in Belgium and a 3rd Place finish at the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championship in Fayetteville.


  • Leon Atkins (U16)
  • Zoe Roche (U16)
  • Joel Hurt (Junior)
  • Oli Akers (U23)
  • Jenson Young (Elite)
  • Joe Coukham (Elite)
  • Toby Barnes (Elite)


Dan Barnes: joined UCI CX Team Spectra Racing

Katie Scott: joined UCI Road Team CAMS – Basso

Sophie Thackray: joined UCI Road Team CAMS – Basso

Nathan Smith: joined UCI Pro CX Team Tormans

Seb Grindley: joined UCI CX Team Trinity Racing

Libby Bell


The team is lucky to be backed by a range of sponsors providing a full kit package to our riders. We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received in our first year as a team and would encourage you to check out our sponsors below:

Ribble Cycles – Bikes – the team will be using Ribble’s CGR SL

Verge Sport (UK Irl) – Custom Cycling Kit

Challenge Tires – Italian Handmade Cyclocross Tires

N-Fuse Sports – Nutrition

Big Bobble Hats – Hats

The team is now managed by Debbie, Mike and Jenson Young