Making connections and riding for fun (and obviously to win)
We turned a passion into a small community of like minded enthusiasts
Introducing Team Webscope Giant
Team Webscope formed a few years ago when a group of cyclists chasing their youth got together to ride socially and compete in local races throughout New Zealand. With everyone approaching or already passed the big ‘four zero,’ they were not the well oiled machines we see riding in the Tour de France, nor were they the elites we see competing in New Zealand’s top races.
No, Team Webscope Giant are a group of everyday people holding down busy day jobs and juggling family that share a passion for cycling and a desire to get better while having some fun along the way.
Riding social and
At the heart of Team Webscope Giant is the idea of riding social and riding local, and by zipping along the rural and coastal roads of New Zealand at a handy pace, they have fostered a community of passionate cyclists that have started to make a name for themselves in Auckland’s cycling scene. Included in the team are cyclists like Tim Clark, director of the digital development company Webscope, accompanied by team members from Haydn + Rollett and other great New Zealand companies. With a fantastic last season, including race wins and podium finishes at the Bay of Plenty tour, Taupo Open Grade and the Auckland Champs Masters, the team are kicking into gear for the 2017 season and are also proving to be a great way of bringing like minded businesses together.
Giant Bicycles are a global bicycle manufacturer, recognized as the world's largest. They are the key sponsor to the professional German cycling team Giant-Alpecin and are now the lead sponsor of Team Webscope. As Giant enthusiasts already, it was a perfect match for the team, and in sponsoring them, Giant extends its goals of being involved in New Zealand cycling at a provincial level with a group that lives and breathes not just cycling but Giant bikes as well.
Dimension Data is actively finding ways to use technology to enhance the cycling experience at every level. Dimension Data is proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), organiser of the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The relationship with Team Webscope Giant is a perfect fit as the Team combines a passion for cycling with the local community. Dimension Data began supporting Team Webscope last year and is excited to take this further, and become a major sponsor in 2016. Locally, in New Zealand Dimension Data works to accelerate its clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. Globally, as a member of the NTT Group, it has the power to deliver wherever its clients are, at every stage of their technology journey.
With other sponsors like Haydn + Rollett, Check Point, Chemical Feed and Apex Insurance, Team Webscope has brought together international and local businesses to help support them and the local community that organises the events they race in. Although not heading to the Tokyo Olympics or the Tour de France anytime soon, Team Webscope are getting ready to make waves throughout New Zealand in 2017 via the World Masters Games, Lake Taupo Challenge. Tour of Northland, Tour of Bay of Plenty and more!