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Motorhome hire company, Swift Go has teamed up with British Cycling to support the Great Britain Cycling Team and British Cycling members.
Swift Go will provide the team with a leisure vehicle for use during key major events, including the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire (2-5 May), HSBC UK | National Road Championships (27-30 June) and the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire (22-29 September). The organisations will work together to promote active, adventure lifestyles as well as UK tourism.
Kevin Foulkes, Swift Go general manager, said “We are delighted to enter into this exciting partnership with British Cycling, helping the organisation to support some of the world’s best riders with somewhere comfortable to regroup. At the same time, we look forward to working together in advocating fitness and the benefits of getting outdoors.
“The agreement will be instrumental to raising awareness of Swift Go’s market-leading motorhome hire services to a new and engaged audience. Motorhomes are perfect for cyclists, whose routes are often limited by the cost and hassle of booking hotel accommodation for extended excursions. With Swift Go, they can enjoy the freedom of staying off-grid and the convenience of a comfortable, fully equipped base and bike racks.
“We look forward to sharing these advantages with the Great Britain Cycling Team and championing their efforts.”
The partnership will see Swift Go offer an exclusive discount for British Cycling members (when purchased directly from Swift Go), making it easier for them to explore new areas of the UK and stay out on the road for longer periods.
Jonathan Rigby, Commercial Director for British Cycling, adds “Any cycling team depends on its vehicles for a range of tasks, and it is no different for the Great Britain Cycling Team.
“Starting with the Tour de Yorkshire this week, Swift Go’s Escape motorhome will serve as a sanctuary for the squad, as well as the crucial nerve centre for the duration of the race. We are increasingly seeing that leisure vehicles can play as big a part in team performances for recovery and preparation. We also look forward to seeing how our members enjoy their benefits of this partnership.”
To see the cyclists in action at the Tour de Yorkshire, pitch up at the Club's Scarborough Club Site. Head to the Club's sites at Norwich or West Runton to catch the action at the HSBC UK | National Road Championships and Boroughbridge Club Site for the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.
SUE TAYLOR | 03 May 2019