Rallying for the big race

T.G.Webster Insurance - Jeremy Webster
T.G.Webster Insurance - Jeremy Webster

BRIGHOUSE businesses have come out in force to give their support to the VS Cycles Brighouse Circuit Race.

Websters Insurance Brokers have come forward to be the main sponsor for the event on June 26 when the country’s top riders will be racing around the town centre.

Jeremy Webster, managing director of the business in Commercial Street said: “It’s great news that the cycle race is back and it is another positive thing for Brighouse. It’s good to see the town proposing in such tough times.

“We have had a long association with the VS cycles and we were approached being a local business if we would like to get involved.

“As a keen tri-athlete I am very keen on cycling and it will be good to see the different levels of racing. It’s not just about the elite but the different age groups and the youngsters taking part.

“We hope to the event will stay as an annual event and we are proud to be associated with it.”

The circuit race makes a welcome return to the cycling calendar after a two year absence. The event between 2007 and 2009 saw hundreds of spectators line the town centre streets.

Michael Lever, from VS Cycles and one of the organisers said: “Websters Insurance Brokers have very kindly stepped up to the mark to be our main sponsor.

“We are very thankful to all those who have offered support towards this year’s event.

“All we need now is the weather and the crowds to come along and cheer the riders on and enjoy a great night out in the town centre.”

The VS Cycling team are also having a successful season on the race track.

Following his second placed finish in the Steve Rigby Memorial RR, Alex Orrell Turner claimed another second place in the Yorkshire Regional RR Championships at Sutton Bank.

Young rider Charlotte Walton also finished runner up in the women’s category.

In the E123 Senior Race for the The Howard Amos Trophy, Mat Armitage finished 14th while in the Masters Paul Dixon was 7th and Andrew Richardson 14th.