About the Organisers
MSG Sports Ltd
MSG Sport Ltd is the product of Active Essex’s Olympic Legacy programme, which in turn was the product of the 2012 Olympic MTB venue at Hadleigh Farm in Essex. The founding objective was to contribute toward the famous total of an additional million people taking part in regular sport. For this reason MSG’s raison d’être is extremely altruistic with decisions based on this founding criteria rather than profit.
Post 2012, funding for the Active Essex project ceased and Matt and G made a competitive bid for the series in which they were successful. Part of that bid was the requirement to form a limited company to enable them to be able to operate as a sub contractor to Essex County Council in the delivery of events as and when required.
Since that time the MSG series has become the largest regional MTB series in the UK, both by number of competitors and number of rounds. A reputation for seeking excellence and delivering value has been established, and as a result MSG are now engaged in taking their expertise outside of the Eastern Region to start work on a fledgling South East region series in Kent Sussex and Surrey. The story continues…..
Push Sport Ltd
The ideology behind Push Sport is to deliver a range of local events, with a focus on getting people active and participating, an emphasis on quality and doing what we understand, re-investing in the community and the sport, but with a commercial focus.
Push Sport already have an established brand, running a number of events around Suffolk and Norfolk ranging from recreational sportives to competitive cyclo cross and MTB events. They have successfully delivered events for a leading Norwich solicitors, the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and, working with Norwich City Council, deliver the annual Gas Hill Gasp in Norwich, a city based hill climb run as part of the Lord Mayors Celebration.
Meet The Team
Erstwhile first category road racer who has represented the Orbea brand at European level. Matt was a Cycling Development Officer with Chelmsford Borough before being seconded to Hadleigh Farm Olympic project. Currently employed full time by Lee Valley Park Authority, in a similar role and is heavily engaged with the Olympic cycling venues in Stratford.
Lifelong off road cyclist, founder of several clubs. MTB Coach, MTB and Cyclo-Cross Commissaire, Former chairman of the British Cycling Cycle Speedway Commission, and Former main board director of British Cycling, who in his spare time is a Company Director specialising in relationships with Far East manufacturers.
A lifelong rider and racer with a particular passion for everything off road! Sara worked for the sports national governing body, British Cycling, for over four years, which provided additional wide-ranging knowledge and skills to add to her personal experience.
Started cycling at a young age and went on to compete nationally representing the Eastern Region on road. Tim has been involved in helping and supporting many local clubs in the region with websites and was a founding member of one of the largest clubs in the Norfolk Region. Outside Tim’s passion for cycling his main trade is graphic design and web design.