Shrewsbury Grand Prix – Equal Prize Money for Men & Women

There’s a new race in town on 25 May 2014 and it promises to be something quite special.

If you were thinking about the Milk Race and are now worried that you might not get a ride, then do not fear, because help is here in the form of Shrewsbury Grand Prix.

But that doesn’t mean that it is any less worthy than the Milk Race – the Shrewsbury Grand Prix boasts equal prize money for men and women – and with a prize fund of £1,300 for the women’s race alone, it looks set to be a great event with equally great prizes!  This is a fantastic opportunity for the women, as it is likely that the top riders will be at the Milk Race due to the potential TV coverage for their sponsors.

Shrewsbury GP flyerThe event has a dedicated Facebook page and Twitter account and has also produced a promotional video

So what prizes are on offer?  The British Cycling link to the event (where you can also enter) has the details, but to whet your appetite, I can confirm the details are as follows:

Pure Communications Women Only

£1300 Prize Fund

1st £500 + Set of Bontrager Race Wheels RRP £250 + Pair of Tifosi Podium Glasses RRP £60

2nd £300 + Pair of Tifosi Podium Glasses RRP £60

3rd £150 + Pair of Tifosi Podium Glasses RRP £60

4th £100     5th £80     6th £60     7th £40     8th £30     9th £20     10th £10

 

Cooper Green Amateur Crit (for 2nd/3rd/4th category men)

race schedule£400 Prize Fund

1st £100 + £150 Altura Clothing Voucher + Pair of Tifosi Podium Glasses RRP £60

2nd £80 + Pair of Tifosi Podium Glasses RRP £60

3rd £60 + Pair of Tifosi Podium Glasses RRP £60

4th £50     5th £35     6th £25     7th £15     8th £15     9th £10     10th £10

 

Stan Cycles Pro Crit (for Elite/1st/2nd/3rd cat men)

£1300 Prize Fund

1st £500 + Cateye GPS Computer RRP £90 + + Pair of Tifosi Podium Glasses RRP £60

2nd £300 + Pair of Tifosi Podium Glasses RRP £60

3rd £150 + Pair of Tifosi Podium Glasses RRP £60

4th £100     5th £80     6th £60     7th £40     8th £30     9th £20     10th £10

In addition there is a £600 prize fund available for primes within the 3 races.

Thats a total cash prze fund of £3,600!!!

The organiser, Ben Lawrence, has a set of great sponsors – Stan’s Cycles, Pure Communications, Cooper Green Pooks (Estate Agents), and Beaumont Lawrence (Chartered Insurance Brokers) who have supported the event by providing these fantastic prizes.

For further information relating to the race schedule and the course layout, see below:

The event looks set to be a great afternoon, and there are plans to get the family involved, which will really make a great day.  Keep up to date with the event on their Facebook and Twitter accounts and let’s hope the event gets the support that it most definitely deserves!

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