ŠKODA UK’s two year official car partnership agreement will see four eye-catching Octavia Estates, already iconic in the cycling community as the Tour de France official lead car, offering riders assistance on the organisation’s popular cycling routes. The fleet of vehicles will transport equipment, support personnel and even offer cyclists a lift back to event HQ if needed.
Martin Barden from UK Cycling Events, comments: “We are thrilled about our partnership with ŠKODA. These spacious and versatile support vehicles will add to our excellent on-course rider assistance, and in-turn, give participants a truly unique experience mirroring that enjoyed by top-level competitors.”
A long-standing champion of cycling worldwide, ŠKODA provides cars to a number of major cycling events around the world including the world’s largest annual sporting event, the Tour de France.
ŠKODA UK is committed to making the sport more accessible for its customers and fans. Sharing this vision, UK Cycling Events, is a dedicated cycling events company which is passionate about encouraging all abilities of rider to experience the best cycling the UK has to offer. The organisation runs more than 50 events each year, ranging from single day mass participation road sportives, to off-road mountain biking events.
Emily Burns, Communications Manager for ŠKODA UK, said: “At ŠKODA, we are always looking for ways to share our long-standing passion for cycling with riders taking part in events up and down the country. In running the Octavia Estates as support vehicles, UK Cycling Events is not only providing practical support to riders, but also be bringing a flavour of the high-profile Tour de France to the events as well.”
With its exceptional combination of space, performance, and versatility, coupled with clever accessories such as roof bars, an internal bicycle holder and towbar preparation, the Octavia Estate provides the perfect package for cycling enthusiasts. In addition to a class-leading boot space of 610 litres, expanding to 1,740 litres with the rear seats down, the model range also feature a redesigned boot opening makes loading bikes and equipment hassle-free.
For more information on the full series of UK Cycling Events, visit www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk. Find out more about ŠKODA and its cycling heritage by visiting www.skoda.co.uk, by liking ŠKODA on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/skoda.uk, or by following ŠKODA cycling on Twitter @skodaukcycling.