If sponsoring our National Cycling Federation with PowerBar isn’t enough to show how much we love cycling in Ireland, then our growing list of national teams that we support should be enough to do make a small dent in the support required to keep cycling growing in Ireland. Now we’re seeing some of them at the Gorey 3 Day.
The Gorey 3 Day Cycling Race starts this weekend, and with a large field entering into it, the demand being huge for 2015 — we want to make sure our sponsored teams are well supported.
This means we need to send adequate supplies to keep the teams fueled and rolling to the finish line. So we’re just posting some details on what’s included for a small team entering into the Gorey 3 Day in 2015, and also another team that we’re unofficially supporting for Ras Mumhan 2015.
So, if you’re wondering, a team of 5-6 riders in a 3 day race is going to go through:
- 10 x PowerBar Drinking Bottles
- 40 x PowerBar IsoActive Mix Servings
- 30 x PowerBar 5Electrolyte Servings
- 30 x PowerBar Energize Bar Servings
- 30 x PowerBar PowerGel Servings
- 20 x PowerBar Ride Bar Servings
- 30 x PowerBar PowerGel Shots Servings
- 30 x PowerBar Protein Recovery Servings
- 5 x Protein Shakers
- 5 x Spare Continental Race 28 Tubes
So as you can see, it takes quite a lot to keep a team going!
That doesn’t take into account the mechanical assistance that the team needs on the course, along with the cost of accommodation, running a team car, and the multiple other expenses involved with an amateur cycling team.
We’d love to be able to cover all of those expenses for the team, but we’re still a growing company. We hope that one day we’ll be able to fully fund a cycling team in Ireland, and pay back into the sport that we all love.
Hopefully this gives you an idea of some of what it takes to support a cycling team at a domestic amateur level. It doesn’t compare to what it takes to support the national squads of Cycling Ireland, let alone a professional cycling team in the World Tour.
So if you need some similar support for your team, feel free to get in touch with us and we might be able to work something out. Contact details can be found in our online bike shop.
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