Components firm becomes head sponsor

Shimano backs Singletrack Classic Weekender

Shimano has signed up to become official title sponsor of the Singletrack Classic Weekender.

Taking place on July 9th to 10th 2011 in Lee Quarry, Lancashire, the Weekender is a light-hearted competition to find the best all-round mountain biker. Pitched as the ultimate all-rounder weekend of trials, downhill and XC racing, socialising is also high on the weekend agenda.

One entry fee gets participants access to three disciplines: XC, Downhill and ‘Classic’ Trials, with every performance counting towards a final overall position.

Kellie Parsons, marketing manager for Madison – Shimano’s exclusive UK distributor, enthused: “Shimano is delighted to be title sponsor for the Classic Weekender bringing a fun event with something for all kinds of mountain bike riders. Shimano and Madison are dedicated to supporting UK sporting events, as well as sponsoring professional athletes.”

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