Saint Piran gathers support of iconic local businesses
Saint Piran cycling team are celebrating a trio of exciting new local partnerships, having joined forces with renowned local organisations, Tregothnan Estate, Healey’s Cyder Farm and the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. The team, which was re-launched in October last year, are keen to build links with the Cornish community to support the team on a bid to become Cornwall’s first cycling team to compete in the Tour de France in the next five years.
The Tregothnan estate, which is situated just outside Truro, has a rich heritage in Cornish history dating back to 1344 and today it attracts thousands of visitors to its grounds, and is renowned locally for its production of home grown tea.
Andrew Jarvis at Tregothnan Estate, said: “Tregothnan are delighted to support the Saint Piran Cycling initiative which will give opportunities to talented young people in Cornwall to excel at a national and hopefully international level.’
The Cornish cider brand, Rattler, have also committed to supporting the team in their first year with a number of exciting joint initiatives planned in the coming year. Joe Healey, Commercial Director, said: “As a keen cyclist, I am thrilled to say Healey’s will be supporting Saint Piran on their journey of reaching the top of professional cycling. It’s an extremely exciting time for cycling in Cornwall and we look forward to sharing every success with the team in the future.”
Saint Piran have also teamed up with Cornwall’s Chamber of Commerce, which now has over 500 members and has been helping local businesses grow on a national and international scale. Since 1988, they have played a vital role in developing what is now a dynamic and vibrant Cornish community.
Kim Conchie, Managing Director, said: “The Saint Piran team is a further example of Cornwall leading the way in outdoor, healthy, environmental businesses. The team is a great example of where we want to position ourselves. It’s a great business opportunity and sits well with our work in tourism, energy and eHealth. It’s great fun and another sporting team that Cornwall will be proud of.”
Will Harper, Sponsorship Manager, said: “We feel so lucky to have the support of some of the county’s most renowned organisations so early in to our tenure. All three of our new partners have a wonderful history of supporting the local community - it's amazing that they have decided to extend this support to professional sport. The whole team are incredibly grateful.”
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