Ben is a highly ambitious athlete who loves exploring new places and races. In 2019 and 2020 Ben won the National Title for a third time, became a podium regular at the UCI MTB Marathon World Series, rose to 8th in the UCI World Rankings and finished 7th at the UCI World Marathon Championships. The team offers UK and European publicity for sponsors via racing, social media, editorial work, and coaching.
Results over the past couple of years include 2x National Championship wins, 3x Isle of Man End 2 End wins with Sky TV coverage, 2x BIKE Transalp overall wins, 13 Transalp stage wins, top 10 UCI World Cup Marathon Series results, etc. For 2019 Ben is aiming to win back the National Marathon Champions title, to podium at rounds of the MTB UCI Marathon World Series and to once again represent the British Team at the World Championships.
Over the past 5 years the team has been working with a number of imaging companies to provide product marketing images which have been used by many suppliers and sponsors as part of their marketing drive.
Sponsors are provided with race reports and images within 72 hours (often sooner) of an event finishing. With events most weeks from February to October it means the exciting new material to send sponsors each week.
As a UK/ European MMTB editor Ben provides national and international race coverage. Reports help the website reach up to 35,000 Facebook users each week, and over 3,500 Twitter and 13,000 Instagram users.
Sponsors of the Ben Thomas Coaching Team for 2021 are Rotor, Kalas Sportswear, Wahoo, SR Suntour, Fun Biking, Magura, Schwalbe, Squirt Cycling Products, Mount Zoom, Abus, Rapid Racer Products, Lezyne, Bike Ribbon, Northwave, C - Bear, Orange Seal, Tubolito, MarathonMTB and Simplon.