Press release: EAST MIDLANDS BUSINESSES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL RACE IN DERBY

11th August 2010

EAST MIDLANDS BUSINESSES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL RACE IN DERBY

www.derbycyclocross.org.uk

Two local businesses are continuing to support the organis

ation of major cyclo-cross events in Derby. Over the last few years Flowfayre and RJ Engineering have both sponsored several events the next being the 2011 National Championships which are to be held at the Moorways Sports Centre next January.

Director Paul Hopkinson from Flowfayre with Organiser John Holmes

Flowfayre (www.flowfayre.co.uk) are a Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire domestic plumbing and heating company who have premises in Stapleford. They are an established business with 40 years of heritage. Sales Director Dave Wheldon said, “We have supported Derby Cyclo-cross and their events for a few years now and are happy to continue to do so with this major event.”

Managing Director John McDonagh from RJ Engineering with Organiser John Holmes

Derby precision engineering company, RJ Engineering (www.rj-engineering.com) have a similar heritage having been established for 35 years and now have a modern machine shop at Jubilee Business Park. They provide a high quality service to a wide range of UK and global clients.

RJ Engineering Managing Director John McDonagh has been involved with cycling in Derby for several years. After initially sponsoring riders on a Rolls-Royce Coast to Coast Charity ride he has since twice ridden the last leg of the ride from Derby to Skegness. Having a few friends who race cyclo-cross, Mr McDonagh and his company, have continued with their support from the Midlands Championships and two National Trophy races to the forthcoming National Championships. He said: “It’s great to be able to help the enthusiastic and professional team at Derby Cyclo-cross. We are proud to be involved in bringing such a major event to Derby.”

The national championships will take place over two days on 8th and 9th of January 2011 at the Moorways Centre and are to be organised by the experienced team from Derby Cyclo-cross. Derby Cyclo-cross is an amalgam of cyclo-cross enthusiasts across several Derbyshire clubs – Derby Mercury CC, South Pennine RC, Heanor Clarion CC and empella/cyclo-cross.com RT.

If you would like to support a prestigious sporting event and help promote the developing sport of cycling in Derby then please contact organiser John Holmes on 07946 461972

Further details can be found on the event website: www.derbycyclocross.org.uk

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NOTE FOR NEWS EDITORS

Reporters and photographers are invited to attend the event, which takes place from 10.00 am on January 8th and 9th 2011 at Moorways Stadium, Moor Lane, Allenton, Derby DE24 9HY.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John Holmes, Event Organiser 07946461972 johnholmes@derbycyclocross.org.uk

Nick Hook, Press Officer 01332 552637 press@derbycyclocross.org.uk


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