CCB Racing - Verge America
Verge Sport is proud to have played a small role in helping to clothe the team over the past few seasons and allow CCB to continue its winning ways. We wish everyone involved a personally successful 2016 season.
Cycle Club Basingstoke (CCB) is one of the oldest and most successful cycling clubs in New England, with both elite and club level riders and a total membership roll of some 400 riders. Locals are familiar with seeing the CCB lettering atop the podium, with riders pulling in local results, national titles and a few moving on to become ProTour level competitors. Verge Sport is excited to partner with CCB for the 2016 season, extending a five-year relationship that has proven fruitful with CCB able to focus on riders and results thanks to our production technology and industry leading turnaround times.
CCB was founded in 1973 and originally was based in Basingstoke, England. The original mission statement was essentially to be the best race club in the United Kingdom and to give their riders any and all support that was necessary. Within a handful of seasons, the club success had helped turn in a large influx of new members broadening the base from juniors to seniors. The team saw many riders move into the professional ranks and later moved from less competition to having a greater club at large. During this time, John Ireland one of the original founders decided to emigrate to the USA where he brought the CCB moniker and began the Boston chapter in 1979. The original idea was to have a similarly themed elite club with limited membership. However much like its British counterpart, the success of the group and the growth of cycling in the area meant a large influx of interested riders. Northeast Bikes, at the time a new shop, became involved helping to bring a large part of the new influx of riders into the club. Steve Pucci was one of the co-founders of this very successful and respected shop, and he has played an incredibly large part in the development of the racing and riding scene in New England. With his help the team has grown and boasts professional and ProTour graduates such as Tyler Hamilton, Tim Johnson, Gavin Mannion, Chad Young, and Curtis White. CCB riders have gone on to race in the Olympics, World Championships, the Grand Tours, and countless local races with some 650 combined club wins since 1980 in men's, women's, master's and junior level competition.