Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Pulman ŠKODA support the Durham Big Ride 10th Anniversary.

(Photo left to right: Paul Clough (Rider), Ian Jarvis (Pulman SKODA), Hector Stewart (Rider) and Colin Wilkes (main organiser of Durham Big Ride) Location: Durham Cathedral.

For 10 years Durham has hosted the fantastic Durham Big Ride and The Beast, a cycling event for all  ages and abilities. There is a little ride (3 miles) for young children to get involved in, with en-route entertainment, a middle ride (10 miles), a big ride (25 miles) and the most challenging, “The Beast” (52 miles).

The 2016 start and finish will be at the historic Durham Cathedral, supported once again by Pulman ŠKODA, who will be helping out with some of their top cars to lead the riders on their way.

Colin Wilkes, main organiser of the Durham Big Ride comments: “We always look forward to see the local businesses getting involved with our event and with the new Pulman ŠKODA showroom opening soon in May in Durham City, it is great to cement the partnership we have with Pulman. From an event point, ŠKODA is one of the main names in the world of cycling and so having them with us brings a lot of prestige to both the Durham Big Ride and Beast events.”

The cycling event takes place over two weekends, Durham Little, Middle and Big ride will take place on Sunday 4th September and the Beast on Sunday 18th September. Hundreds of people take part in the events, which aim to get cyclists of all ages and abilities out on their bikes, with routes suitable for little ones on their first bikes to club members looking for a challenge.

Ian Jarvis, Sales Manager at Pulman ŠKODA comments: “This is the third year in a row that we have supported this event. It is truly a fantastic day for everyone. The events are well organised and most of all lots of fun. We are once again proud to support the Durham Big Ride and provide the lead car for all riders, especially on the 10th anniversary of the event. With ŠKODAs cycling roots and Pulman opening their brand new flagship ŠKODA showroom in May, it is the perfect partnership for us.”

Pulman ŠKODA will open their brand new 9 car ŠKODA showroom to the public in May 2016 at Belmont Business Park. With an on-site showroom, Café, providing freshly made breakfast and lunches, fresh coffee and homemade cakes it will also have on-site bike shelters, maintenance and repair services plus courtesy bikes, it will be a popular destination for all cycling and car enthusiasts

Colin Wilkes continues: “It is really great to see all parts of the Durham community using the event to raise money and get out into the great countryside around the City into the bargain. We are looking to make this year special as it is out tenth running of the Durham Big Ride – the best one yet!”

For more information or to book your place on the Durham Big Ride visit

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