Sponsors at the HSBC UK National Downhill Series Presented by GT Bicycles.
British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling as recognised by the UCI – the international federation for the sport. As such, British Cycling works across all levels and six disciplines of the sport (BMX, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, road, track and cycle speedway), from providing the support and encouragement people need to get riding their bikes for the first time, to being home to the hugely successful Great Britain Cycling Team.
We want to thank our generous sponsors for showing their commitment to making the national series, World class events. Our sponsors provide generous financial and in-kind assistance to reward the Worlds fastest downhill racers.
Thank you to our sponsors;
HSBC UK is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. They serve more than 45 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Their network covers 71 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.
Schwalbe Tires sponsors of the Elite men and the Elite Women and the official tyres of the National Series. Schwalbe is the major contributor to the £12,000.00 plus prize fund available at the National Series.
Monster Energy the official energy drink of the National Series. Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. Monster instead support our scene, our athletes and our fans. They back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. Monster Energy help support and promote the National Series with their Monster crew, track side sound system and a wealth of Monster to fuel the athletes.
Monster Energy will also be sponsoring and delivering the course previews from each venue.
Spank Industries to sponsor the Junior Men category providing vouchers for the top five at each round (£100, £80, £60, £40, £20) and for the top three overall CASH prize money (£500, £300, £200). Spank started off as the brainchild of South African designer and manufacturer Gavin Michael Vos and German Sven Mack. Their goal was to create the perfect symbiosis of weight optimization, enhanced performance, and cutting edge style…and to do it at affordable prices. With in-house design, development, testing and production of their complete line of unique and exclusive components. Racing has always been at the heart of Spanks design philosophy and working with the world’s best racers and race series has always been a key part of the companies development.
Hope Technology the official trophy partner of the National Series. Hope began life in the late 1980′s as a subcontract machining business making tools and fixtures for the many local aerospace companies. In 1989 they began making disc brakes for the newly developed mountain bikes. Initially for the personal use of the owners Ian Weatherill and Simon Sharp but they quickly realised these brakes could be sold as a product in their own right.
Hope now manufactures almost every part for a bicycle including hubs, brakes, headset, stems, bottom brackets and lights. The only major part left to develop is the actual frame, which may be happening in the not too distant future. All parts are proudly manufactured in Hope’s Barnoldswick factory which is a true state of the art facility. They have almost 100 staff operating the factory 24-7, running the 55 CNC machines, anodising the individual components and hand assembling the finished parts. Manufacturing all products on the site gives Hope total control on quality and delivery schedules.
Surf & Turf Instant Shelters the official instant shelter partner of the National Series who will be keeping you dry and sheltered from the elements at the start line, uplift and race command. Whether you call them instant shelters, pop-up gazeebos or mini marquees, at Surf and Turf they have a shelter to suit every budget, from the premium Protex 1 aluminium shelter to the latest addition to their range of the Protex Compact Shelter. Their range of products are available in many different sizes and colours and all come complete with their own carry bag for easy transportation and storage. All shelters are waterproofed, tape sealed and come with a full guarantee.
Schwalbe Tires to sponsor the Elite Men and Elite Women’s category and provide CASH prize money.
DMR to sponsor the Juvenile category providing CASH prize money for the top five at each round (£100, £80, £60, £40, £20) and for the top three overall (£300, £200, £100).
FUNN MTB to sponsor the Youth category providing vouchers for the top five at each round (£100, £80, £60, £40, £20) and for the top three overall (£300, £200, £100).
Kenny Racing to sponsor the Grand Veteran category providing vouchers for the top five at each round (£100, £80, £60, £40, £20) and for the top three overall (£300, £200, £100).
Dainese to sponsor the Masters category providing vouchers for the top five at each round (£100, £80, £60, £40, £20) and for the top three overall (£300, £200, £100).
NS Bikes to sponsor the Veterans category providing vouchers for the top five at each round (£100, £80, £60, £40, £20) and for the top three overall (£300, £200, £100).
Rachel Atherton to sponsor the Junior Women’s category providing vouchers for the top three at each round (£100, £60, £40) and for the top three overall (Prizes money can’t buy).
DexShell to sponsor the Women’s category providing vouchers for the top three at each round (£100, £50, £25) and for the top three overall (£300, £200, £100).
Spank to sponsor the Junior category providing vouchers for the top five at each round (£100, £80, £60, £40, £20) and for the top three overall a cash prize (£500, £300, £200).
Shimano to sponsor the Senior category providing vouchers for the top five at each round (£100, £80, £60, £40, £20) and for the top three overall (£300, £200, £100).
Fabric to sponsor the Expert category providing vouchers for the top five at each round (£100, £80, £60, £40, £20) and for the top three overall (£300, £200, £100).
Mudhugger offering £100.00 to the rider who finishes with the ‘Biggest Winning Margin’ in their category, with acategory of 10 or more riders. About Mudhugger: By the end of summer 2012 we were totally fed up with coming home covered in mud. The die was cast, we decided to actually do something about an idea we had come up with the previous winter. With some pop rivets, bits of aluminium and an old mudguard we made the first Mudhugger for ourselves and after the first couple of rides realised that we had come up with something that really worked and decided to have a go at making and selling them ourselves. Several months later the end result is the Mudhugger you can purchase online.
Kore Components Fastest Time of the Day £100.00. The rider who records the fastest time of the day in their race run. In the event of a tie, the rider with the fastest race time in seeding will be declared the winner. Prize money will be paid directly by the race organiser.
PRO Tharsis Fastest Speed Through the Speed Trap £100.00. The rider who records the fastest speed of the day in their race run. In the event of a tie, the rider with the fastest overall race time will be declared the winner. Prize money will be paid directly by the race organiser. #PROtharsistrail @PRObikegear
Ride Portugal For the 2017 prize winners they will receive a free holiday from Ride Portugal. This includes Transfer’s to and from Faro airport, spacious accommodation with full workshop and games room, pool, secure bike storage, spares to buy, digital TV and wifi, full cooked breakfast and lunch, comfortable uplifts using UK standard Burtech trailers. Guiding on our existing trail network and even more new tracks for the 2017 winter season. @rideportugal
Sixth Element Wheels will very kindly donate a wheelset of choice to one winning marshal at the final round of the Series. Last year we partnered up with Sixth Element at the British Enduro Series and Conrad Parker was the very lucky winner of a set of Sixth Element Carbon Wheels at the final round in Innerleithen. The same opportunity is now available for all the marshals at the HSBC UK National Downhill Series with one lucky marshal taking home a wheelset of their choice, worth over £1,200.00. Read the favourable Pinkbike review HERE. @sixthelementUK
Kali Protectives “The HSBC UK National Downhill Series are stoked to announce their partnership with Kali Protectives, a brand synonymous with helmet safety. We recognise that a MTB racers most important piece of kit is their helmet and with Kali Protectives onboard we have absolute peace of mind in recommending their helmets as we challenge our developing athletes to become World class racers.
Extra UK official service agents for Crankbrothers and Fizik at the National Series. Extra UK Ltd is a leading distributor of quality cycling products and is proud to represent a number of the world’s market leading brands on an exclusive basis.
Crankbrothers will be representing at all the rounds of the National Series supported by Extra UK as the distributor for the UK and Ireland. Supporting the riders by providing spare parts and servicing to keep racers on their bikes during practice and race runs. Also as the UK distributor for Fi’zi:k they will have demo saddles so if the worst happens and you break your saddle (irrespective of brand) at the National Series then pop on over to their stand and they will loan you one for free. Keep an eye on their Facebook page over a National Series event weekend for your chance to win some amazing prizes.
Silverfish will be track side at every round of the National Series. Offering support for riders running e-Thirteen, Race Face, Yeti, SDG, DVO, Cove, Formula, Easton and Mondraker.
We have a number of sponsorship opportunites for the National Series. Please contact the Event Director Si Paton by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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