Elite Road Racing
comes to the South East

Project-Auster are pleased to confirm that,
after a notable absence of many years, Elite Road Racing will return to the South East of England in 2019.

After becoming frustrated with the lack of Elite Racing in our region, and with no prospect of change,
Project-Auster decided to develop a race to fill the glaring hole in the British Racing Calendar.

Plans for the inaugural edition in 2019 are progressing well. Project-Auster have brought together
a world-class group of experts to develop and deliver the event that will feature elite men’s and women’s races.
It is planned that the event will feature on the British Cycling Premier Calendar.

Further information about the route and host towns will be announced over the coming months.


Team Auster

Scott Taylor

Race Director

Scott Taylor was called to the Bar before working for three Cabinet Ministers. He was formerly the Head of Communications to a senior member of a Foreign Royal Family. Scott has been involved in organising some very high-profile events including The State Opening of Parliament. He is a British Cycling National Road and Regional Track Commissaire. He has officiated at the highest-level and at well known events including the London Six Day and the Six Day Series Finale, The Ovo Energy Tour of Britain and Women’s Tour, The Prudential Ride-London Classic, Sir Bradley Wiggins’ Hour Record, The Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire and the British Cycling National Track Championships.

Mike Morgan

Race Director

Mike has come from an advertising background, previously owning a studio in Central London. Mike conceived and established an Elite level racing team – Catford/Equipe Banks, bringing onboard a major sponsor for the team. As Director Sportif of the team he took the team from a blank sheet to 4th in the BC rankings above teams like Wiggins and Madison-Genesis. Mike also conceived the ‘Hell of the Ashdown’ sportive, one of the first of its kind in the UK and established an event which is considered one of the hardest of its type, the event now attracts a full field of competitors. He has been a member of a local cycling club since 1973.

Martin Bridgwood

Technical Director

Martin Bridgwood is a UCI International Commissaire with over 1000 days of international competition spanning close to two decades. He was the competition manager for Track Cycling at the London 2012 Olympics and has completed 10 World Cups and 3 World Championships in the same role. As well as officiating at national and international level on the road he is also track manager for the Six Day Series on 3 continents.

Andy Hawes

Route Director

Andy Hawes is the Route Director for The OVO Energy Tour of Britain and Women’s National Tour. Andy is the Regulator on the Women’s Tour, the Tour of Britain and the Prudential Ride-London Classic, which is a world-pro tour event attracting teams like Sky and Quick-Step to participate.

Trevor Chambers

Communications Director

Trevor is a Senior Creative Director with over 30 years experience in advertising, brand creation and digital marketing. He’s worked with some of the worlds leading brands which include BMW, Google, Virgin, Diesel, Canon, Bentley, BMW and MINI. Trevor has an extensive knowledge of sports brands marketing, and has recently created work for the renowned www.sportspodge.co.uk lunches and then cycling networking event www.podgeevents.com/events/tour-de-podge, he also created a new brand for Crista Cullen the Olympic Gold Medal Hockey player, and he helped TdF stage winner David Millar launch his cycling apparel Chpt3.com brand. Trevor comes from a cycling family and started racing at the age of 6, and has been active South East cyclist ever since.

Lawrence Carpenter

Social Media Director

Lawrence is an Elite level road cyclist who currently rides for Ribble Pro Cycling. Lawrence has worked on Social Media platforms for 7 years and has worked with teams such as An Post Chain Reaction and Team Wiggins and leading British apparel company Le Col producing their Social Media and Video Production. Along with his Elite Level racing and Social Media / Marketing he is also an influencer himself with his own YouTube channel making frequent Vlogs on the racing scene and presently has over 30,000 followers of his own Social Media.

Contact Us

For further information please contact:

Scott Taylor - Race Director


Mike Morgan - Race Director


Lawrence Carpenter - Social Media Director