Global, a Leeds-based leading corporate mobility and fleet management provider, has announced its sponsorship of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships which take place in Yorkshire in September. Global will be teaming up with the UCI to provide a 121-strong vehicle fleet to ‘meet the exacting automotive needs of this world-class event.’
From its headquarters in Leeds, Global will be providing a diverse range of premium, high specification vehicles for the official duties, taking up vital roles as diverse as medical response, commissaires’ official transport, national team rider support cars along with logistics and organisation vans and minibuses.
The 2019 UCI Road World Championships take place from 22-29 September in Yorkshire, UK. The 121-strong vehicle fleet is provided by Global (Global Autocare), one of the UK’s largest independent vehicle leasing and rental companies.
At this year’s UCI Road World Championships, more than 250 million people in 150 countries are expected to tune in on TV, with the BBC broadcasting the races in the United Kingdom and with an anticipated record number of spectators lining the routes during the event.
In addition to the vehicles, Global will be providing technical support and back-up for the fleet to ensure the race runs smoothly and efficiently. Global’s logo will be featured prominently along the routes of the 12 World Championship races.
Stephen Chater, Commercial Director at Global said “We’re really proud to have been selected as Official Vehicle Sponsor for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Harrogate.”
He continued, “The UCI Road World Championships have really exacting mobility requirements; event success depends on us fulfilling their specific requirements and providing the operational support that underpins the event. It’s the perfect opportunity for us to put our fleet management capabilities on display and to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the products and services which we offer to our customers, both regionally and nationally, throughout the UK.
“We feel privileged not just to have been selected to deliver for the UCI Road World Championships but to be a part of making this the greatest road cycling event ever staged. This is exciting for our business as well as expanding our commitment to supporting elite sports professionals and events both in Yorkshire and further afield.
The President of the UCI, David Lappartient, added that “The world will be turning its focus on Harrogate for eight days of competitive cycling, with the greatest cyclist from around the globe performing in September this year. Delivering a world-class event and the greatest championships in cycling is a tremendous challenge and therefore having the very best partners is critical to not only delivering a memorable event but to leave a lasting legacy on the host nation.”
“Global have demonstrated their specialist capability in vehicle supply and fleet management at top class cycling events and therefore make an ideal sponsor for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.
“The support vehicles are often the unsung heroes, without the vehicles and the technical back up, the show cannot go on.”
Andy Hindley, the CEO of Yorkshire 2019, the Organising Committee for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, said “Based around a central hub of Harrogate and taking in all four corners of Yorkshire, the 2019 UCI Road World Championships marks the pinnacle of the road cycling year. Millions of spectators are expected to line the streets en-route; and the championships promise to generate significant value for the Yorkshire and UK economy.”
“Yorkshire 2019 is very pleased that Global is joining the UCI Road World Championships as Official Vehicle Sponsor of the event. With Global, our event benefits from a sponsor that has an established expertise and reputation in the fleet sector and is anchored in the region.”
The partnership with Global has been secured by The Sports Consultancy, the commercial agency appointed jointly by the UCI and Yorkshire 2019 for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.