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Extra prizes for winning Sprint for Success cyclists on Grand Prix night

Published: Friday, 5th July 2019

Photo taken at Riggs Autopack showing hampers cyclists will win

Riggs Autopack colleagues with the hampers for winning cyclists - Sprint for Success race Tues 16 July.

The Sprint for Success race for up and coming cyclists on Grand Prix night Tuesday 16th July has a new Pendle sponsor.

(News story issued on behalf of Colne Town Council.)

Riggs Autopack, an award winning manufacturer of equipment for the food production industry has its modern factory in Nelson.

As well as sponsoring the race, the company will also be presenting extra prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners.

“We’re proud to be sponsoring this high speed race for the first time,” said General Manager Andrew Bishop.

“We’re part of the Fort Vale Group which is the headline sponsor of the Colne Grand Prix, part of the men’s national elite series, and we share their passion for engineering and cycling!”

Andrew will be on the podium with prize hampers laden with products made by some of the great companies Riggs Autopack supplies machines to, including Baxters Soup, Wagamama, Primula, Greggs and Oddie’s Bakers.

The first prize hamper is worth over £100, the second prize hamper over £80 and the third prize hamper over £60 and they're packed with artisan jams and sauces, chocolates, chocolates and cakes and other delicious items.

Mary Thomas, Chair of Colne Town Council said: “We’re delighted  to welcome Riggs Autopacks as sponsor of this high speed race and I urge people to come and join us for an amazing free evening of racing from 6.30pm.

“It’s great to have another local company with a big reputation involved,” she added.

“From the machines which put the swirl into houmous that you see on supermarket shelves, to the filling equipment for jam, sauces, ready meals, desserts and dairy goods, Riggs Autopack is a UK market leader ,” she explained.

“We take great pride in supplying our equipment to a huge variety of food manufacturers through the UK and overseas,” said Andrew.

“Cycling racing is all about precision, determination and sustaining a tough pace.  As engineers in a competitive industry we understand what it takes to stay in front,” he said.

The company, which dates back to the early 1930s in the West Midlands was bought by Fort Vale in 1991 and the company re-located to Nelson, Lancashire.

Riggs Autopack was chosen as Pendle Manufacturer of the Year at the 2018 Pendle Business Awards.