The GD Pringle/Spoken Cycles team has received a boost from Cambridge businesses to support the local elite cyclists in their racing campaign over the coming months.
Windsor Nissan Cambridge has (temporarily) gifted the team with a beautiful new Nissan Qashqai to use during their cycle races over the summer season. Liam Campbell from Wraptrade also jumped on board donating a professional sign wrap on the 2018 model.
The car now features the team’s other supporters and sponsors, SIS Science In Sport, One Girl & Co, St Kilda Café & Bistro, Waipa Plumbing & Gas, Hunting & Fishing New Zealand and Lazer.
“We’re really lucky we’ve had really good support from local sponsors,” said Blair Taylor, the GD Pringle/Spoken Cycles team manager.
Gavin Payne of Windsor Nissan explained that they had originally been approached by the organisers of the New Zealand Cycle Classic coming to Cambridge in January – the only UCI 2.2 event staged in the country. But they decided to keep it local and support the only Cambridge team entered in the elite race, the GD Pringle/Spoken Cycles team.
“It’s nice to support a local team, being a local business,” he said. “It just fits like a glove really… It’s a local team effort, getting behind the winning team!”
The cycle team – which includes Alex Heaney, Josh Kuysten, Michael Torckler, Liam Cappel, Sam Cook, Xander White, Sam Gaze and Logan Griffin – will take part in two more rounds of the Dynamo Championship before the end of the year, before competing in the New Zealand Elite Road Champs in Napier on January 6, the UCI Gravel and Tar race in New Plymouth on January 19, the big Cycle Classic here in Cambridge on January 23, followed by two more rounds of the Dynamo Championship Series.
Blair said the big goal for the team was the Cycle Classic and looked forward to the fun of competing in an elite race with the support of locals behind them. “
“We want to be Cambridge’s team,” he said. “Don’t support a team from overseas, support your local team.
“We’re all really excited.”