At Team Sky we pride ourselves on excellent communication with our fans. We always aim to be within easy reach and want to make sure you get the answers you want quickly and easily.
Please continue reading for the answers to our most popular questions:
Press and media requests
All press and media requests should be directed to Rob Jorgensen and Ellie Brownless at firstname.lastname@example.org. For non-media related questions please email email@example.com.
Vacancies within Team Sky are extremely rare, but if you believe you have the credentials to become a valued member of our team, send your CV through to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will save it on file in case anything suitable comes available in the future.
Our advice for any budding mechanics is as follows:
We recommend that you work in a good bike shop and while doing that get your NVQ in cycle maintenance - it doesn't mean you can build a bike from doing the course but it means you're legally able to work on customer's bikes and that if there was ever an accident you're covered by insurance. Also most good bike shops only take mechanics on with this qualification.
Then after that we suggest you go down to races and offer to help. Maybe even email teams and ask if you can gain some experience with them, starting in domestic teams initially as the jump from a shop to pro team is a big step.
And for prospective physiotherapists:
Get a Masters degree in sports physiotherapy and also attend plenty of taping and massage courses. Gain better understanding of strength, conditioning and training methods, and try to get some experience with a local team/amateur team. Bear in mind that there is no fixed structure or pathway to get into any sports or cycling teams - a lot of time it is just being in the right place at the right time.
Finally, for young riders looking to ride for Team Sky in the future:
Join an amateur cycling club which offers you the chance to compete on a regular basis and work your way up through the race categories. Once you have reached national or international level, if your results are good enough you will automatically come onto the radar of our performance staff, who will approach you if they feel you have the potential to make it on the team.
At Team Sky we receive charity requests on an almost daily basis from fundraisers right around the world but unfortunately, as we are part of the wider BSkyB organisation, we are only able to support the Sky Rainforest Rescue initiative at present.
We wish you all the best in your endeavours and hope you raise a lot of money for your chosen cause.
If you would like to receive 2014 rider cards (unsigned) please send a self-addressed envelope to the following address and we will endeavour to send them out to you. Please note, if you live in Europe you will need to send €5 Euros along with the stamp-addressed envelope, and €10 Euros if you are outside the EU.
National Cycling Centre