Velothon Wales has welcomed leading international law firm Eversheds as a sponsor for the 2016 cyclosportive event on Sunday 22 May.
Eversheds is the latest organisation to show support for the world-class sportive, following its successful debut around the streets of South Wales in 2015.
The law firm’s Cardiff office – one of more than 50 around the world – is less than one mile from the Velothon Wales 2016 start line in the heart of the Welsh capital. Eversheds’ sponsorship of the event ‘will provide a great opportunity for their staff and clients to engage with one another and build upon their relationships through a common interest.’
Up to 80 staff and clients will be raising money for Eversheds’ nominated charity, Maggie’s South East Wales. The charity is currently raising money to build a new Maggie’s Centre in South East Wales.
Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer.
Kathryn Roberts, Senior Partner at Eversheds Cardiff, said “Eversheds is delighted to be sponsoring Velothon Wales 2016 and excited that this world class international event is coming to our region.
“Whilst Eversheds is a global law firm we remain very committed to our locality and are so proud to be associated with this great sporting event taking place on our doorstep.”
Up to 18,000 riders will be able to take part in the UK’s second-biggest sportive along a spectacular 140km route on closed roads through South Wales.
In addition to the popular mass participation sportive, Velothon Wales will also host a UCI sanctioned 1.1 professional road race, which is expected to welcome some of the world’s biggest teams and riders.
This year’s event will be delivered by Run 4 Wales, the major events team behind the Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon and the forthcoming IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016.
The sportive has the continued backing of the British Cycling, Welsh Cycling, Welsh Government and the five local authorities involved in the route: Cardiff Council, Newport City Council, Monmouthshire County Council, Caerphilly County Borough Council and Torfaen County Borough Council.