Women’s cycling race sponsor announced
Forsyth Barr has been announced as the official sponsor of the Halfling Women’s
Classic cycling race which will take place during the Three
Peaks RIDE New Zealand’s Cycling Festival in January
The 66km Forsyth Barr Halfling Women’s Classic will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in the Waipa district and will be run alongside the other distance options happening within the Hobbiton Movie Set Gran Fondo which include; the
103km Ring Road, the
66km Halfling, the 22km Merry Meander and the Pint Sized Adventure for those 10 years and under.
Forsyth Barr’s Roger FitzGerald says: “As a proudly New Zealandowned firm, Forsyth Barr has always sought to provide meaningful support back into local communities. Forsyth Barr and particularly the staff in our Hamilton and Cambridge offices are delighted to be involved in the Three Peaks RIDE New Zealand Cycling Festival. We have a particular interest in developing initiatives involving women in sport and leadership, hence becoming the naming rights partner of the Women’s Classic was a perfect match for us.”
Thanks to the support, the entry fee associated with entering this race has been waived.
Simon Perry, the chairman of the RIDE New Zealand’s Cycling Festival Board, says: “We want to encourage female cyclists from within the region and beyond to take part in what we hope will be a highly competitive race and it was important to Forsyth Barr and the RIDE board, to look at ways we could reduce some of the barriers that many of our emerging female athletes face when seeking that vital race experience, cost of an entry fee being just one of them”.
The 2019 Forsyth Barr Halfling Women’s Classic will involve cash prizes for the top five placegetters.
Forsyth Barr is also providing the top three women’s under 19 placegetters with lunch with elite cyclists Alison Shanks and Hamish Bond.
Forsyth Barr’s Hamilton manager, Roger FitzGerald, with , Cambridge manager Michelle Rolley, and financial adviser Hamish Bond.