As is Tigers tradition, our riders choose the charities we will support for the forthcoming season.

Stage 1 of ‘Mission Charity Partners’ sees us ask the team and their families for causes close to their hearts. The only set criteria is they MUST be children’s charities.

Stage 2 is where the kids come in, taking a final vote on the proposed contenders. Democracy in action! We feel strongly that this process gives the children a real sense of ownership and purpose about the season ahead.

We have a lot of young riders this year but they impressed us no end with their very definite views on where to place their votes. We drew some pictures and they quite literally voted with their feet, standing by the picture corresponding to their vote.

And so we can announce, with great excitement, that the 2020 squad has selected to support End Youth Homelessness and Allegra’s Ambition. These two charities are quite distinct, but have in common that they support vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.

We can’t wait to tell you more about them and their fantastic work over the coming months, and will be working hard to raise them as much money as we possibly can.