Left to right: director of Arctic Aircon, Peter Ruffhead, Fujitsu area business development manager, Giles Pratt, Fujitsu chief operating officer, Ian Carroll, with the Arctic Aircon Racing Team.
The team, which is sponsored by Fujitsu, have had a record year; the Arctic Aircon Racing Team has achieved a new UK competition team record for the 100-mile time trial distance, individual and team wins in time trials on the road, plus fifth place in the Pan-Celtic 1,500-mile unsupported individual race by rider, Neil Lauder.
Having set the bar high in 2019, the team are anticipating next season where they will attempt to add an even more notorious award to their collection. Team rider, Stewart House, has the honour of organising the British National Hill Climb Championships in October 2020, which will take place in Streatley, on the Berkshire/Oxfordshire border.
This annual race, which was first held in 1944, is hosted in a different UK location each year. Participants compete in the hope of joining the list of previous winners, including Malcolm Elliot and Chris Boardman, who has taken the top spot four times.
Giles Pratt, area business development manager, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK, said: “We are proud to provide support to such a successful team in a sport that requires such teamwork and dedication, adding to the already valued partnership we have with Arctic Aircon.”