Rose Bikes to Sponsor Forest Of Dean Spring Classic
Posted: 18th April 2010 | Source: Wheels in Wheels Events
Wheels in Wheels Events Ltd, organisers of five sportives in the UK and the Duva International in Majorca, are pleased to announce that German brand Rose Bikes are coming on board as title sponsor of the Forest of Dean Spring Classic Sportive.
Now in its fifth year, the Forest of Dean Spring Classic sportive is established as one of the premier events on the UK sportive calendar. This has not gone unnoticed by German bike brand Rose Bikes who have come on board as title sponsor for 2010. Rose Bikes may be a new name to the UK but the brand is one of the biggest bike and accessory brands in its native Germany with a huge variety of products.
"The Forest of Dean Spring Classic has been one of the must ride sportive's for many years, so when offered the chance to become involved Rose Bikes jumped at the chance." says Andy Mayne from Rose UK. "It's also one of the natural choices when showcasing some of exciting Red Bull range of Road Bikes on our launch into the UK this year."
The sponsorship is good news for entrants as it has helped the organisers to improve on the event with extra facilities at the start/finish such as more toilets, bike racks and Kryptonite lock station; indoor feed stops with toilets on the route, electronic timing, NEG outriders on the course, and free food before and after for all entrants. As event organiser Graham Temple says "We have taken on board all the comments from last year's participants and used the sponsorship to improve the overall experience of the event."
The 85 mile event starts and finishes in Monmouth and takes riders on a loop through some of the best roads the area has to offer. The route has been slightly modified this year to aid navigation and includes an extra climb for good measure. From 3 mile long climbs to 1 in 4 walls, a serious workout awaits and will test even the fittest of riders. The clover leaf design of the route means you are never more than 20 miles from the event village should your fitness let you down. The event village is open from Saturday and sign on is available on Saturday as well as Sunday morning. As a result of the event's popularity, entries this year are strictly limited to 1000 riders, an increase from the traditional 750 which sold out before the event last year.
For more information on the Rose Forest of Dean Spring Classic and to enter on-line please visit www.forestofdeanspringclassic.co.uk. For more information on all Wheels in Wheels events and to enter on-line please visit www.wheelsinwheels.com