Rising star Zak Loney joins new bicycle race team

Zak Loney aims to become a top cyclist with a haul of medals.
Zak Loney aims to become a top cyclist with a haul of medals.

An Aberdeenshire company have teamed up with National Junior Madison champion Zak Loney to form Aberdeenshire’s newest cycle race team.

Ellon-based LFH Engineering Ltd are specialists in the design and manufacturing of pumps,

‘Team LFH’ was launched when the 16-year-old Mintlaw Academy pupil took part in the Scottish Junior Road Race Championship at Leven, Fife, kitted out in the full Team LFH cycling gear.

Zak, who established himself with Ythan Cycle Club, is currently working towards reaching the 2018 Commonwealth Games to represent Scotland.

He is being assisted by professional coach, Ken Bryson, who has worked with all levels of riders, from Commonwealth Games to World Masters competitors.

Zak said: “It is fantastic to see a company investing in cycle sport for the first time, supporting riders who are attempting to progress further.

“My ultimate goal is to become a top cyclist with many medals under my belt and I look forward to working towards this as part of Team LFH, with the vital support of LFH Engineering and my coach behind me.”

Les Hill, managing director at LFH Engineering Ltd, added: “Zak is at a critical stage as he strives to become a leading cyclist and I am delighted we are able to assist him.

“Supporting the local community and talent is of great importance to us as a business so this is a long-term investment for us, with hopes to add more promising cyclists to Team LFH.”

LFH Engineering Ltd design and manufacture pumps for a wide range of industries.