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Test Team

Zennor Vélo wants the best for its customers so we won't offer our apparel for sale without testing them thoroughly and washing them thoroughly!

We don’t have a Continental Pro team testing our apparel. There are several reasons for this but the main one is because our target customer is not the pro rider. Instead, Zennor Vélo has built a Test Team of experienced, passionate local riders who have demonstrated a desire to help us develop products for you, the cycling enthusiast.

Our riders not only enjoy their commutes to work, local club rides and sportive events but they also enjoy a little competition.  


Test Rider Tom (Phil's brother)

Tom Finnemore has been riding competitively for 14 years. His cycling disciplines include Road Racing, Criteriums, Cyclo Cross, TT and XC Mountain Biking. I also ride a lot of singlespeed. Tom has ridden for St. Austell Wheelers, St. Budeaux Development Team, Team South West, Cyclelogic RT and Team Tor 2000.
Tom's lists his likes as "Just riding!! It doesn't matter what kind of riding it is I'm happiest on two wheels. I've been lucky enough to race at a good level and experience the pain and suffering as well as the satisfaction only racing can offer. I've also more recently turned to endurance riding and long tours and these offer a very simple reality on the bike that sometimes was lacking in the flamboyance of racing. I really enjoy the harder days on the bike. Whether that be who you're riding with or the conditions the sense of drama you can get on the bike sometimes is epic. 
Tom is unsure of his annual mileage because he simply rides.  The only mile related stat he has is from his recent training for JOGLE (John O'Groats - Lands End) when he did 2000 miles through the winter to get in good shape. He completed JOGLE with Phil in 5 days!


Test Rider Phil (Tom’s brother)


Phil is also an ex-professional and GB Youth rider.  Phil has ridden for Team ** and represented his country in *****. We would describe Phil as having a very keen eye to detail and as having a discerning taste when it comes to cycling apparel.  Phil has just joined the family business at Pavé Velo and also loves his Cyclo-Cross racing in addition to his commuting and endurance challenges.  Phil and Tom rode John O’Groats – Lands End in 5 days during June 2013 when the good old English weather was at its worse.


Test Rider Jonny


Jonny is an ex-pro bodyboarder turned cycling Strava addict.  There is never a dull moment when Jonny is around with wit and banter aplenty. 

Jonny’s likes/loves include cycling (obviously), surfing, running (sometimes), family, food and travel.

He’s been riding for 3 years and is close to clocking up 6,000 miles this year through commuting, rides with friends, club runs, sportives and rides in Europe.

He has an unhealthy obsession with hills and it’s this obsession which successfully took him up the Angliru during 2013.  He held 26th best time on the HC ‘Alto de L'Angliru’ Strava segment at the time of completing the ride. Jonny has described this as the highlight of his year albeit it did hurt! 

Jonny achieved the Gold Standard in the 2014 Dartmoor Classic for the 107 mile route which was an amazing achievement considering the very high temperatures and limited water supplies. His plans/targets for 2015 include tackling the Peaks Challenge and the Lands End 100. Jonny is also looking to compete in at least 4 Olympic distance triathlons and to get top 10 or better.

Quote: “I was stoked to be asked to get involved with Zennor Vélo as a test rider and have enjoyed countless miles testing some seriously good kit! The brand, design and striking colours have attracted loads of positive attention and I'm excited and can't wait to see the brand taken to the next stage. I'm just pleased to be a part of it all!”


Test Rider Andy


Andy is our featherweight rider and is another rider with an unhealthy obsession with hills! He visits Spain each year to get his fix of riding in the mountains around Calpe and to catch a glance of the Continental pro teams in training.

Andy loves his Sportive events and relishes the challenges of the Dartmoor Classic, Cornwall Tor and Lands End 100.  He has ridden Time Trials, competed in triathlons and rides about 3,500 miles each year.



Test Rider Rob


Rob is new to our Test Team and is best described as the ‘Power House’ with self-proclaimed German cyclist’s legs!  Rob’s experience lies in Time Trials and triathlon and he will be competing with (against) Jonny in the regional triathlon series in 2015. Rob rides in excess of 3,000 miles each year through his racing, commuting and club rides.