Race goes up a gear thanks to donation

Date: Thursday 24 April 2014

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Taylor Wimpey is further immersing itself into the Northwich community, with its third donation to a local organisation in recent months - this time for the Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race. 

The event is part of British Cycling’s National Series and will take place on 27th April close to our Winnington Village development. We have offered up £500 to the race, which will see a number of household names participate, including Dame Sarah Storey, Laura Trott OBE and Joanne Rowsell.  

Race organiser, Andy Wood of the Weaver Valley Cycling Club, describes how vital sponsorship deals like this are to the running of the event. 

He said: “We’ve been organising the race since the 1980s and heavily rely on funding from companies like Taylor Wimpey.  The money has not only helped us to increase the prize fund to over £2,000 but has enabled us to have potential life-saving paramedics present on the day.

“In addition we have also added an extra two laps making the total distance 92km and our longest to date.”

Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race consists of a 12 lap circuit around Acton Bridge in Northwich. 

Chloe Dunn, Head of Sales at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, commented: “We are thrilled to be supporting another Northwich organisation and the Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race truly is a fantastic event.

“Our Winnington Village development is taking shape right in the heart of Northwich so it’s great to support local organisations. We’ve made donations to Winnington Park Primary School and Hartford Golf Club in recent months and we love getting involved.”

Andy concluded: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for their support, as without funding like this, the race just wouldn’t be possible.”

To find out more about the Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race, visit www.cheshireclassic.co.uk