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Plans for the second Tickhill Grand Prix get under way

Last year's Velo Grand Prix held in Tickhill. Pictures: Malcolm Billingham.

Last year's Velo Grand Prix held in Tickhill. Pictures: Malcolm Billingham.

 

A date has been set for the second Tickhill Grand Prix, hot on the heels of the Tour de France.

The closed road cycle race will take place in Tickhill on August 24 and will host a total of eight races.

YESSS Electrical are supporting the Tickhill Grand Prix, and will be their title sponsor for at least the next 3 years.

Shaun Myers, Head of Design and Marketing at YESSS said, “The Tickhill Grand Prix is an amazing event. We were impressed by the effort and dedication that the organising team at Tickhill Velo Club put into their first event in 2013 and realised the huge potential of this great day”

He added: “The Tickhill Grand Prix has a similar story to ours, success and growth that has come purely from the efforts and service put in by excellent staff and we had no hesitation in supporting them.”

The Tickhill Grand Prix is a closed road cycle race through the streets of Tickhill,

Professionals riders and teams from across the country are expected to take part in the event, which will offer close to the action spectating and free admission.

Richard Stoodley from Tickhill Grand Prix said “It is amazing to have attracted such a dynamic, high profile company such as YESSS ELECTRICAL. It may look like a little village but the Tickhill Grand Prix is set to be one of the biggest town centre ‘crit’ style races in the UK, and it is the support of YESSS that has allowed us to fulfill our ambitions.”

He continued, “We are thrilled to be associated with YESSS and look forward to putting on a great event”

The Tickhill Grand Prix hosts 8 races from 13.00 till 19.45 and these include Professional Elite – both Men & Women - Penny Farthing Race and a host of Amateur and Youth Races.

With Big screens, free admission, free programme, after event presentation and plenty to do and see, the Tickhill Grand Prix is a must for your diary.

Richard went on to say “British Cycling, Doncaster Council and South Yorkshire Police have been very supportive in helping us stage this important event and we are working closely with them to put on a safe event for both Riders and spectators.”

But its not just about Racing and promotion, the Tickhill Grand Prix has also agreed a 3 year official partnership with Yorkshire Air Ambulance and will see collections and a sponsorship profit share donated to this much needed Charity.

Mary Perry from Yorkshire Air Ambulance commented “We were delighted when the Tickhill Grand Prix approached us to become a partner. Cycling is a huge, fast growing sport and with all eyes being on the Tour de France this year, fantastic events like Tickhill Grand Prix will gain Yorkshire Air Ambulance much needed exposure and funds”.

Although YESSS are the title sponsor, sponsorship and fundraising opportunities are still available and the organisers can be contacted on sponsor@tickhillgp.com or visit www.tickhillgp.com

 

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