The Close, City Centre
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Details: Following the acquisition of Northern Rock, the previous sponsors of Cyclone, Virgin Money are going to continue to sponsoring the UK’s biggest cycling festival.
Paul Lloyd, Marketing Director at Virgin Money said: “Now that Virgin Money and Northern Rock are united as one business, I am delighted to support this fantastic event. Virgin Money is committed to supporting the communities we serve. This event is an excellent showcase for what the North East has to offer and I am proud to have the Virgin Money brand associated with it.”
Event organizer, Peter Harrison said: “Northern Rock has supported the event since the very beginning, and I am delighted that this relationship will carry on through Virgin Money. The event has firmly established itself on the cycling calendar and, with the backing of Virgin Money, I am sure that it can continue to go from strength to strength!”
The Virgin Money Cyclone will feature a new Thursday evening ride.
This ride is designed to be more relaxed and specifically aimed at less experienced riders and young families, it is called the Tyne Six Bridges Leisure Ride and will feature two gentle routes of 9½ and 14½ miles along the banks of the River Tyne. The ride will start from Newcastle Quayside and will take in the Millennium, Tyne, Swing, High Level, Redheugh and Scotswood bridges.
The rides start at 7pm on Thursday 28 June and cost £6 per person.
Past Cyclone event has seen over £500,000 raised for charity, Virgin Money Giving is now the official not-for-profit sponsorship website of the Virgin Money Cyclone, offering fundraising support to Cyclone Challenge riders who raise money for charity. Virgin Money Giving also collects Gift Aid for free, so charities could receive £12.15 in total for every £10 a rider is sponsored.
You can follow the event on Twitter @vmcyclone and join the group on www.facebook.com
For more information please visit www.virginmoneycyclone.co.uk or contact: Richard Truman