HMT is backing the Junior Academy to provide aspirational focus for diet, healthy weight maintenance and exercise, in particular for the young who it’s hoped will follow the example of the elite athletes and establish the early habits of a good diet and regular exercise which will last a life time.

The four riders selected to join the academy in 2015 were chosen at a selection day run by team partner Train Sharp who will provide ongoing performance measurement, analysis and coaching services to the riders over the course of the season. Through this support the riders will be helped to optimize their performance as they continue to develop toward their full athletic potential.

The 2015 season began for the riders in late 2014 as they joined the Condor-JLT professional riders for full medical examinations within HMT Hospitals. The tests they underwent there screened them for medical anomalies and physiological issues, enabling early treatment and correction to ensure they begin the season in the best possible condition to meet the demands of their rigorous programme.

The first get together for the team will take place in early 2015 when they participate in a UK based training camp and team orientation weekend. After that, their formal race programme as a team gets underway with an international race; the Bernadeau Junior race in France’s Vendee region.



Alex Braybrooke

Karl Baillie

Stuart Balfour

Jack Escritt


Official team website link here

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