David & Mariske selected for Commonwealth Games in Glasgow!

David Fletcher - Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 David Fletcher

We are delighted to announce that Orange Monkey Pro Team athlete David Fletcher has been selected to represent England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Cathkin Braes, Glasgow.

This is a major boost for the 24-year-old Fletcher, and will be the perfect opportunity for him to showcase his huge potential to an audience of millions watching at home on TV around the world, as well as the huge crowd expected to be inside the race venue.

Fletcher is one of the UK’s rising stars having medalled at the 2007 World Championships as a Junior, (also in Scotland!) and followed that up with top 5 results in the Under 23 World Cup Series. Now an Elite athlete David is building his way back towards the top in the highest category in Mountain Biking with his most notable result, 33rd, coming in 2013 at the Canadian World Cup.

David will now put all of his focus into the race this July and welcomes your support in helping him charge towards those medal positions. Fellow English athletes, Paul Oldham and Beth Crumpton, will join him at the Games.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/cycling/6983230.stm

Mariske Strauss - Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Mariske Strauss

We are delighted to announce that Orange Monkey Pro Team athlete Mariske Strauss has been selected to represent South Africa at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Cathkin Braes, Glasgow.

After narrowly missing out on the London Olympics Mariske has been the stand out star of South African Mountain Biking. Winning the African Championships in January and with an 8th place at last years World Championships in her home country she has been in scintillating form!

Alongside Phillip Buys, Strauss will bring her big heart and big smile to Cathkin Braes in Glasgow where she will have plenty of support from her many UK fans.

On finding out the news earlier today Mariske said, “I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to my family, friends, team and coach, I’m just so excited and honored to be a part of this and represent my country”.

Mariske will now spend some time at home preparing for the race before making her way to Scotland a few weeks