Winchester Criterium and Cyclefest – new sponsors announced

Press Release: 21/04/2015

Hargroves Cycles and Montezuma's

The Winchester Criterium and Cyclefest is fast becoming the biggest and best of its kind in the region.

Now in its third year, the event, on Sunday 7 June from 10am to 6pm, is set to grow in 2015 with new headline sponsors Hargroves Cycles and Montezuma’s Chocolates on board.

This year, there will be more races, more riders, more cycling entertainment and more fun for all the family. The day promises to be a perfect mix of cycle activities and fast and furious racing.

The 1km Criterium race route is already well-liked by competitors for its technical and varied nature. And, with the addition of the very popular Family Cycle Ride, there is now something for everyone.

For spectators there are many great viewing spots to watch riders at close quarters with cafes, pubs and eateries along the way.

Craig Surgey, Marketing Lead for Hargroves Cycles, commented:

We are really thrilled to be part of this exciting event. It is well-matched with the ethos of Hargroves Cycles. It will give us the opportunity to engage more with the local cycling community and work in partnership with other local businesses to make the event a success.

Simon Pattinson, Montezuma’s Joint Founder, added:

Montezuma’s Chocolates luxury chocolate makers is delighted to be associated with the event this year. Our shop on Winchester’s High Street will be fully involved in activities leading up to the event including the first Criterium Trail family quiz.

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