Saffery sponsors inaugural cycle event

17 Feb 2022

road bike race

Saffery is to be the main sponsor of the inaugural Onyx Race Team (RT) Team Time Trial (“TTT”) Road 4up Champs cycling event being held at Thruxton Race Track, near Andover in Hampshire on Sunday 15 May.

Organisers of the event are Onyx RT, a fast and passionate cycling team based in South West London. They aim to share their love of racing road bikes in a fun and safe way and have designed a closed circuit event with that in mind.

Onyx RT aim to attract up to 600 road cyclists, comprising a wide range of abilities, from professionals, to club cyclists, to complete novices. The categories of race are:

  • Elite: Elite teams and highly experienced club teams (sponsored by Saffery).
  • Club: Experienced club teams and teams that have ridden together regularly.
  • Novice: All teams with minimal experience, corporate teams, and beginners.
  • Mixed: Mixed gender teams of all ability levels.

Competitors will race an 11.8-mile course (which is five laps of Thruxton Race Track), with trophies awarded to group winners, along with prize money for each group. In support of gender equality in sport, the prize money available for the men’s and women’s races is equal.

Elizabeth Hartless, a partner at Saffery and a keen cyclist, commented:

“I’m excited that we are able to sponsor and take part in this inclusive event and I would encourage any cyclists in the vicinity to get a team together, even if they’ve never raced before. The event will have a friendly and supportive atmosphere, with the novice and mixed events not requiring any prior race or Team Time Trial experience.”

Yanto Barker, CEO of cycling clothing brand LeCol, commented:

“This is such a great event and an opportunity to bring female cycling up level with the men’s. I am personally very excited to be entering a team and look forward to competing with some of the best and most competitive cyclists in the country”.

For more information and team entries please visit