The Gibraltar Cycling Association has arranged a new three-year sponsorship package for 2005-2007 with HSA, the Andover based cash plan and private medical insurer. The arrangement will enable Gibraltar Cycling to develop, and increase awareness of the sport.
“There has been little development of local cycling in recent times, and we are delighted to have the assistance of HSA to help turn this around,” says Tony Yusifredo, President of the Gibraltar Cycling Association. “We have a new committee at the helm of our Association, and we plan to organise several events to attract both the recreational andyounger cyclists as well as the more serious cyclist.”
“This is the first time HSA has been involved in cycling in Gibraltar, and its great to be a part of developing this exciting and growing sport,” explains John Dean, director of sales and distribution at HSA. “Keeping fit and active is essential to maintaining a healthy life-style. And, as a company we have been helping people’s health needs in Gibraltar for nearly three decades, it’s great to be able to encourage both young and old to get on their bikes.”
Some of the forthcoming events for the club includes a series of time trials and road races which will be staged for cyclists to try to qualify for next year’s Island Games in Rhodes so building a strong male and female team to represent Gibraltar.
Tony will act as team manager for the three cyclists who will be taking part in the 40km time trial at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in March. Sigurd Haveland, Julian Bellido and Chris Walker have all been training solidly for the past year to make sure that they are ready to perform at their best an Australia.
For further information on the Gibraltar Cycling Association, or to join, please call Sigurd Haveland on 43354