New Race Team Launched
ONE of Canberra's top young entrepreneurs has launched his own professional mountain bike racing team on the back of the booming popularity of the sport in the national capital.
Mick Spencer, a 22-year-old whose international sportswear business has cracked the $1 million turnover mark, has now started OnTheGo racing - a team spearheaded by Australian title holder and five-time world champion Jason English.
The team accepts amateurs and has been launched at a time when the popularity of mountain biking is increasing in the ACT.
''When kids join the team, all of a sudden they've got 10 new best friends,'' said Mr Spencer, a mountain biker himself who is organising the team with brother, and fellow enthusiast, Nathan.