Irish bike brand TURAS Bikes is on board as the new official bike partner for Ironman 70.3 Ireland. The event, which takes place in Galway on 2 September this year, will see 2,000 competitors from across the globe swim, cycle and run 70.3 miles to complete one the world’s most exhilarating one-day challenges.
Mark McKeigue, Director of TURAS Bikes said ‘We are really excited about partnering with the iconic Ironman 70.3 Ireland and are delighted to be supporting such a fantastic event. We love our sport, and want to help facilitate the growth of it, ensuring that as many people are able to get out and about on their bikes as possible.
McKeigue added, “We understand that growth of triathlon requires support right from the core and with partnerships like this, we see ourselves as helping to achieve this. We had a great time down at Ironman 70.3 Ireland in 2011 and jumped at the chance to get onboard for this year. We will be showcasing and selling a range of bikes at the event expo, and will offer all race athletes the opportunity to secure a €100 discount on any bike purchased from us.”
Kevin Stewart, Managing Director of Ironman Britain and Ireland said, “We are especially pleased to be able to work with an Irish bike brand for this year’s event. TURAS Bikes have exciting plans for their company’s development and I am sure that our Ironman athletes will benefit from the high specification bikes that TURAS Bikes produce.”
Formed in early 2011, TURAS Bikes was officially launched at Ironman 70.3 Ireland last year, which means that the event has a particular significance for them. Their simple objective is to make good bikes made of high quality materials, and to ensure that their customers are able to purchase a bike that best suits their individual needs.
The customer is paramount throughout the work that the team does at TURAS and they extend their services to custom build specifications, along with custom paint schemes and designs, making them quite unique from many other bike brands. They work with a number of the leaders in the industry, which means that they are able to offer an extremely competitive and high quality service for their customers.
Ironman 70.3 Ireland will also see a number of World Championship qualification slots up for grabs for the more competitive athlete. The race begins with a 1.9K swim in Galway Bay before being followed by a fast 90K bike course through the beautiful Galway countryside. The 21.1K run follows the coastline of Galway Bay from Blackrock to the Claddagh, passing a number of local landmarks, enabling the athletes to take in some of the beautiful surrounding scenery.