posted 3 years ago

Skoda UK Official Partner of Pro-cycling Team

Rapha Condor JLT Team

Skoda UK is named official partner of Rapha Condor JLT pro-cycling team for the fifth consecutive year. The team will run three Skoda Octavia Estate support vehicles as it competes in major cycling races throughout the UK and Europe during 2014.

Emily Burns, Communications Manager for Skoda UK said "we’re proud to be the Official Partner to Rapha Condor JLT, a team that embodies the excitement and spirit of British cycling. Thanks to both the impressive load capacity of the Skoda range and our fantastic cycling accessories, our cars are the vehicles of choice of both professional and amateur cyclists across the UK. Rapha Condor JLT is a team that connects with cycling enthusiasts far and wide, and our ongoing partnership is a reflection of our continued dedication to encouraging widespread participation in the sport."

Ranked one of the best teams in the UK, Rapha Condor JLT is focused on nurturing the very best young riders, with John Herety, one of the most experiencd and knowledgeable team managers in the country, at the helm. Commenting on the partnership with Skoda John said “we are delighted to be able to renew and extend our relationship with Skoda UK, a brand synonymous with the biggest cycling events worldwide. There are some great events taking place this season and a rapidly developing set of teams giving us competitive races every week from March to September. For the past four years, our Skoda support vehicles have delivered great reliability and surpassed all expectations. We’re looking forward to driving them for a fifth consecutive year.” The professional squad, which boasts famous names such as Skoda UK ambassador Ed Clancy and ex-British Road Racing Champion, Kristian House, will compete in both the National Series of road events in the UK and European races such as the UCI Europe Tour.

Octavia Estate Range perfect for cyclists

The Skoda Octavia Estate range is the ideal choice for cycling enthusiasts, there are many innovative cycling accessories such as an internal bicycle holder, a lockable bicycle carrier for the roof and a detachable tow bar. The Skoda Octavia Estate also boasts a maximum load capacity of approximately 1740 litres. The Skoda Octavia Estate is priced on the road from £17,115. If you opt for the Skoda Octavia Estate 1.6 Greenline then you will be impressed with its low fuel consumption of 64.2mpg, CO2 emissions of 114g/km and plenty of interior space.