Epic Cycles have announced that they will be supporting the Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race in 2013 by sponsoring the Team Prize Competition. The Team Prize Competition is a brand new addition to the race for 2013 and sees Epic Cycles, the UK’s leading dedicated road bike store, increase their sponsorship in the race.
Race Organiser Andy Wood commented “to have Epic back on board is a great boost to the Cheshire Classic; they are great supporters of Women’s cycling. After last year’s race we asked riders for their feedback and it was very clear that a Team Prize competition was at the top of the agenda and Epic has allowed us to do that”.
Epic Cycle’s sponsorship of the Cheshire Classic isn’t their only involvement in Women’s cycling; they are part sponsor to the Scott Contessa Epic cycling team which has nurtured new talent such as Junior World Time Trial Champion Elinor Barker, Molly Weaver and riders Beth Crumpton and Amy Roberts who went on to join the Great Britain Cycling Team.
Phil Weaver of Epic Cycles commented “to be returning to the Cheshire Classic is great, it’s a prestigious race which is perfect for us as a quality brand. We are totally dedicated in supporting women’s cycling in the UK both through the race and the Scott Contessa Epic team”.
The news follows the announcement of Breeze’s support of the Cheshire Classic. The race takes place on Sunday 28th April in Northwich, and is organised by Weaver Valley Cycling Club. Entries are now open with a large number of entries already submitted from around the UK. Last year’s edition was won by Paralympic superstar Sarah Storey with previous winners including silver Olympic medallist Lizzie Armitstead, Nicole Cooke and two time Junior World Champion Lucy Garner.
As part of their new strategy you can follow the build up to the Cheshire Classic on Twitter (@cheshireclassic) and Facebook alongside a brand new website at www.cheshireclassic.co.uk
BikeTreks Racing Team – New Signings and Sponsors for 2013 Season
Established 2 years ago, Biketreks Racing Team has grown steadily towards its goal to be one of the UK’s leading cycling development teams. Our second season in operation has been a successful one. We have reached our goals to progress riders through the racing categories and for them to gain entry and exposure to Premier calendar racing, the pinnacle of domestic Road Racing. For 2013, the team will be focusing further on its rider development goals and will therefore be looking to provide the best of breed structure to three squads of 5 riders for a full Premier Calendar Series and National Junior Series, National Women Series, the new CDNW Women’s league and the National track champs.
James Dunlop, Jonny Cregeen, Sandy Lockett, Tom Bracegirdle
Jake Cowen, Matt Flynn, Fabio Close, Rob Richardson, Jack Sadler
Heather Bamforth (rider/manager & Cycling Shorts writer), Nicola Fox, Nicky Shaw, Lizzie Waterhouse, Ruth Taylor
The two squads will be supported by Nic Bertrand (Team owner/principal), Simon Deeley (Team Manager), Jon Taylor (Coach and Sports Massage, Bike&Body), Graham Theobald of the Body Rehab (Sports therapy and Physiological Testing as well as state of the art altitude training facilities at his Staveley clinic) as well as a Phil Leigh as directeur sportif who has with years of experience running teams at international level.
We also welcome the following additional sponsors for 2013, Sihelcycling.com who will be supplying quality race wheels from Czech Republic’s Remerx, Glanford Ltd, UK Distributors of UdderlySmooth chamois Cream, Ed Rollason Photography (Ed is also joining Cycling Shorts this week), Bike and Body and TorQ Energy.
We believe we have created a fantastic resource for young cyclists based in the North West of England to become the best cyclists they can be and have their best shot at being talent spotted by larger UCI Teams.
Successful sponsorship in sport is one of the main reasons for successful performance. This is especially the case in cycling. No team can survive without sponsors and even the world’s best athletes depend on companies to be able to compete and achieve those goals they are striving for.
Applications from companies that will complement our loyal set of sponsors to become a co-title sponsor are welcome to contact the Team Owner, Nicolas Bertrand, [email protected].
We are adamant that co-sponsor’s resources combined with dedication and performance on our behalf will result in victory for all parties.
We would like to thank our sponsors for 2013:
– Biketreks Ambleside
– Specialized UK
– SihelCycling.com / Remerx Wheels
– Soigneur Embrocation
– Bike and Body
– The Body Rehab
– Ed Rollason Photography
– The Sufferfest Training Videos
– CDC Solutions
– Cycling Holiday Spain