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Sports Tours International acquires event logistics specialist Race Force


The UK’s leading multisport and active leisure tour operator, Sports Tours International, has followed its recent acquisition of Dublin based Sports Travel International with another strategic addition to the company’s customer service and operational offer. Sports Tours’ acquisition of Race Force gives the tour operator an added string to its bow, with access to bike transportation and logistics expertise. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Race Force was established in 2012 by founder Kate Linsley and has grown to support hundreds of British athletes every season at triathlons all over Europe. The company’s services range from bike transport to complete race tours, including transfers, accommodation and coached reccies of race courses in the days leading up to the event.

Race Force owner Kate has decided it is now the right time for some new energy to continue the work started and to take Race Force to the next level. Going forwards, under the Sports Tours umbrella, Race Force will deliver more events and more services.

Sports Tours International already has a significant presence in triathlon with the extensive training facility at Club La Santa in Lanzarote, Spain. As a leading multi sports travel company in Europe for running and cycling, working with prestigious events such as the TCS New York City Marathon, the BMW Berlin Marathon, Tour De France, Giro d’Italia and IRONMAN Lanzarote, Race Force is seen as a perfect fit.

Kate Linsley, MD of Race Force said ”I’m really proud of what we have achieved with Race Force, but it’s time for new energy; and having experienced Sports Tours International cycle tours myself, I am confident that they can take the high level of customer service Race Force is known for to a whole new level.”

Sports Tours International’s Director of Commercial and Customer Engagement, Brendan Fox said “We have heard great things about Race Force and have watched them grow successfully in the triathlon market. So we’re excited to bring that knowledge and experience in-house to work with our event teams to grow our customer offering even further.”



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