DAVE Hinde Racing Team, based in Northwich, has announced its rider line-up for the new season.

Mark Astles, Giles Bett, Mark Hassall and Steven Fidler, who delivered five victories between them last year, will be joined by newcomer Dave Lowe during the forthcoming campaign.

Fidler said: “Dave is an experienced road man, and will bring more strength to the group.”

The quartet came together last January, making an instant impact on the regional cycling scene with a string of wins and podium places in both road races and time trials.

The first of those came close to their base in mid Cheshire during a round of the League International (TLI) Cheshire Evening Road Race series.

Dave Hinde Racing Team will again be supported by C&G Finishes, Columbus and Shimano in 2014, along with new sponsors Blue Bell BMW, from Crewe.

“The guys at the team’s headquarters have been working hard trying to get them on board, so we’re excited that they’ve managed it,” added Fidler.