The Team

Andrew Phillips - Founder


Orb creator, and Director of Blockhaus Cycles, Andrew has been dodging taxis, buses, and HGVs in Manchester and London for around a decade but it was whilst cycling across the Kalahari desert in Namibia that he finally decided it was time to go all in and create The Orb.

Rob Gardiner


Website builder, kit tester, and first signing for Team Orb Racing. Rob has cycled on five continents, and recently traversed the length of Europe in 19 days, 11 hours, 5 minutes making him the Cross-Europe World-Record Holder. Proudly sponsored by Orb, and in support of African Parks.

Ruth Linton


Official artist of The Orb, and long suffering provider of sage advice. Ruth’s main interest in bikes is not getting run over by them whilst walking around London.

Jeff Douglas


Official Orb cameraman, and Team Orb Racing member. Jeff spent much of 2017 cycling round London with a GoPro on a b(r)oom attached to his bike filming The Orb for Kickstarter.

Alessandro Animali

The Animal

'The Animal' is our man in Italy, Alessandro is the only Team Orb member to be able to wheelie with conviction (see picture). His links with the Italian cycling world have seen the Orb become a regular sight at Cyclocross events around the country, and Orb lights can be found on pro and semi-pro bikes around Italy.

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