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Cycling - 30. March 2010.

Del Monte goes bananas for Northern Rock Cyclone


Free bananas will be available for all riders at the Northern Rock Cyclone Challenge sportive in June thanks to a sponsorship from Del Monte.


Del Monte will provide bananas at feed stations on the 33, 63 and 104 mile Northern Rock Cyclone Challenge routes to give riders a tasty energy boost.


Northern Rock Cyclone organiser Peter Harrison said: “We try to make sure that riders are really looked after at the Northern Rock Cyclone Challenge so this latest link with Del Monte is a real boost for us.”


Del Monte (UK) Managing Director James Harvey said: Riders know that bananas are packed full of the vitamins, minerals and energy that they need to keep going, so we are delighted to be able to supply Del Monte bananas to support The Northern Rock Cyclone Challenge   


The Northern Rock Cyclone Challenge is part of a top weekend of cycling in Newcastle and Northumberland. The weekend kicks off on the evening of Friday 11 June with the thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing of the Leazes Criterium races in Newcastle’s Leazes Park.


The Northern Rock Cyclone Challenge sportive takes place on Saturday 12 June and is the biggest sportive in England. With great feed stations supported by Powerade, a photo of every rider available and a free certificate available for every rider, it is also one of the best supported.


The Northern Rock Cyclone weekend comes to a head on the Sunday with the Beaumont Trophy Premier Calendar race. Won in 2009 by Bradley Wiggins, the race takes in the beautiful countryside – and challenging riding – of the Northumberland countryside.


Full details, including routes and online entry details for the Northern Rock Cyclone Challenge are available at www.northernrockcyclone.co.uk. You can also follow the event on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nrcyclone and by joining the ‘Northern Rock Cyclone’ group on Facebook.
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