Past collaborations

Past collaborations


"In September 2002, Ridley began sponsoring Palmans-Collstrop. Mario De Clercq became the very first cyclocross world champion on a Ridley through this collaboration. Later, Niels Albert would also ride the renowned X-Night within this team.


Between 2004 and 2016, Ridley sponsored Team Fidea. Titles were collected at the cyclocross team like seashells. Bart Wellens, Erwin Vervecken, and Zdenek Stybar all became world champions in the pros riding a Ridley X-Night. What set Wellens apart was that he personally built his own bikes. In the youth teams of the squad, riders such as Niels Albert, Wout van Aert, and Tom Pidcock also rode on Ridley bikes. It underscores Ridley's immense involvement in the world of cyclocross.

Team Katusha

"In 2009 and 2010, Ridley was the bike sponsor for Team Katusha, following the same path as the career of Australian sprinter Robbie McEwen. In the classic spring of 2009, Filippo Pozzato secured impressive victories in the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, and Sergei Ivanov triumphed in the Amstel Gold Race. A year later, Joaquin Rodriguez stood out with remarkable performances, ultimately finishing the season as the world's number 1. Many successes during that period were achieved on a Noah ISP.


In 2011, Ridley served as the bike supplier for the Dutch Vacansoleil-DCM team for a year. Riders such as Stijn Devolder, Thomas De Gendt, and Wout Poels showcased their skills on Ridley bikes during that time. The most memorable moment of the season was arguably the accident involving Johnny Hoogerland, who ended up in barbed wire due to an unfortunate overtaking maneuver by a vehicle. Despite being covered in blood, he persevered and tearfully accepted the polka dot jersey. The day after, Ridley presented him with a beautiful polka dot-themed bike.

WM3 Energie

With Marianne Vos, the most successful female cyclist of all time, rode two seasons on a Ridley. She did so as a rider with WM3 Energie in 2017 and with the successor WaowDeals Pro Cycling in 2018. During that period, she won, among other victories, two consecutive editions of the Ladies Tour of Norway. Polish cyclist Katarzyna Niewiadoma also rode for the team during that time. Vos rode the La Ridley Jane SL, a bike custom-made entirely to her specifications.

Other teams

In addition to supporting several major teams over the past years, Ridley has also supported a number of 'smaller' teams. The French St Michel - Auber93, the Belgian development team Bingoal - Wallonie Bruxelles, Aqua Blue Sport, and Team Sauerland are just a few examples. Ridley also collaborated with the Rwandan Cycling Federation. The national team, for instance, participated in the Tour du Rwanda riding Ridley bicycles. In this way, we also contribute to the rise of the cycling culture in the host country of the 2025 UCI Road World Championships.

De Rode Lantaarn

In 2023, Ridley was the 'bike of the show' in De Rode Lantaarn. The Dutch podcast from Dag en Nacht Media is known for its humorous take on cycling. The 'benchwarmers,' as they call themselves, spent an entire year getting acquainted with Ridley bikes. The loyal listeners discovered how a gravel bike of Florian Vermeersch was linked to the people behind the podcast.
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