Published: 02 Jul 2018

Jennings Kia supports Council’s Cycling Festival for second consecutive year

Jennings Kia, part of Jennings Motor Group, is wheeling in support for another year to assist Stockton Borough Council’s forthcoming annual Cycling Festival.

Scheduled to start on Friday 13th through to and including Sunday 15th July, the free, three-day event, which offers a host of activities for cyclist fans of all ages, will be taking place for the 8th consecutive year.

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Jennings Kia has offered its support by teaming up with the council and agreeing to donate the use of eight models from the new Kia car range as support vehicles for the event, which will also host the 2018 HSBC UK National Circuit Championships.

Steven Flack, Franchise Manager at the Stockton-based dealership, said; “We’re delighted to be involved in the event for another year, which not only further endorses our commitment to supporting local community events, but it also strengthens our working partnership with the council’s Leisure and Sports development team.”

In addition to providing support vehicles, Jennings Kia will also be displaying a variety of Kia models at various locations throughout the course of the weekend.

To mark their involvement in this year’s event, local professional cyclist and participant, Jack Rees, 29, from Team Ribble Pro Cycling, paid a special visit to the Concorde Way-based dealership with an official limited edition jersey, which is up for grabs in a competition on Jennings Motor Group’s facebook page, for more information visit https://www.facebook.com/jenningsgroup

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Norma Wilburn, said: “We are very excited to welcome the return of Stockton Cycling Festival, and are delighted that Jennings Kia has decided to support the event again. It proves a popular feature in our year-round events calendar which can be enjoyed by the whole family!”

Expected to attract thousands of visitors to the region, the festival will get underway on Friday 13th July when some of the country’s top professional riders will go head to head in a fast and furious race for the prestigious red, white and blue national champions’ jersey.

On Saturday 14th July, cyclists will be taking part in the Stockton Sportive, a challenging event offering cyclists of all ability the chance to take part in a ride ranging from 36 to 106 miles.

Sunday 15th July will see the three-day event come to a close with a free Family Festival Day, packed with a range of activities for everyone to enjoy, as professional cyclists participate in the Stockton Grand Prix race, part of the HSBC UK Grand Prix Series.

For more information about the Cycling Festival, visit https://events.stockton.gov.uk/stockton-cycling-festival/

Information about Team Ribble, can be found at http://www.ribbleprocycling.co.uk/

 


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