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Fortress Distribution teams up with the Steve Joughin Cycle Academy and turns its hand to helping rising stars

Fortress Distribution is proud to be supporting the newly formed Steve Joughin Academy, a youth cycle team for rising stars of the future.

The Academy, founded by Steve Joughin an ex pro cyclist and founder of Pro Vision Clothing aims to help four young riders realise their dreams and prepare them for a successful journey through their cycling life. These young riders will be competing on a National and European level where funding from Fortress Distribution will be used to support their training and travel schedule.

Steve Joughin Cycle Academy TeamThe cycle industry is not new to health and safety product distributor Fortress Distribution with one of its main product lines, the Black Mamba Nitrile Glove selling into the cycle maintenance and repair industry for a number of years. The gloves are widely used by both professional mechanics and keen cyclists and will now also be used by team mechanics for the academy.

Jenny Matthews, Fortress Distribution, “We are delighted to be able to support the work of the Steve Joughin Cycle Academy. It’s fantastic to see these young riders coming up through the ranks and we’re excited to see how they will perform in the coming race season. Fortress Distribution values its corporate and social responsibility and is always looking at ways in which it can give something back to the community either through charitable donations or supporting youth sports development.”

Steve Joughin, “I know from experience that the hardest part of making your way in cycling is funding so I am really pleased to help young riders make their way in the cycling world. The support from Fortress Distribution will be invaluable to helping these promising lads. Together, if we can help them fulfil their ambitions we will be happy.”

Fortress Distribution is a wholesale distribution business specialising in selling innovative personal protection equipment from US brands on an exclusive basis in the UK. It currently has Black Mamba Gloves and Yuleys reusable overshoes in its range.

If you would like to find out more information about the Steve Joughin Academy and please visit or call 01782 845 646.

For further information of Fortress Distribution and its product range visit or call 01908 676869.


Ride into Spring with Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves

Industrial Strength Workshop Gloves

With the sun making an appearance and temperatures increasing, if you haven’t already dusted down your bike, now is the time to carry out essential pre-season maintenance and get back on yer bike.

And to give you a helping hand (quite literally) we thought you might like to hear about the benefits of Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves for cycle maintenance;

  • 3 times thicker than standard disposable gloves offering increased puncture resistance and superior anti-tear strength
  • Textured Grip Rite finish for precise contact and tactile sensitive contact
  • Specifically formulated from a unique blend of nitrile designed to be the toughest disposable glove on the market today.
Black Mamba Gloves
Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves

It’s not just about keeping your hands clean and soft but also protecting your skin from the nasty chemicals present in brake fluid, oils and lubricants. Black Mamba Gloves are super strong yet without the loss of feel that you might have experienced with other gloves.

These gloves are also great for fixing punctures and general road side repairs. Quite simply no saddle bag should leave home without a pair! And a further useful tip from one of our colleagues is to wear a pair under regular cycling gloves as a waterproof layer. So now there’s  no need to get caught out with cold and wet hands during April showers!


Fancy trying them out? You’ll find various online stockists or take a look on Wiggle who now stock a handy retail pack of 8 gloves as well as our standard box of 100 Black Mamba Nitrile Gloves.

Happy Cycling!

About the Black Mamba brand
Black Mamba Gloves are designed and manufactured for industrial applications where standard disposable gloves are unable to provide the resilience and performance demanded by the toughest of jobs. Black Mamba gloves work as hard as you do