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Proud Sponsor of the Colne Grand Prix- June 10th 2024

Riggs Autopack Ltd is one of the many UK and world leading engineering firms to proudly fly the flag for the Pendle area in East Lancashire.

The Pendle area is rich in history, not only with the story of the Pendle witches but with the industrial heritage of the Leeds-Liverpool canal, numerous mills and other incredible feats of engineering. The old industries of cotton and textiles have now all but disappeared, but the industrious spirit of the area and manufacturing excellence remains as strong as ever..

As a proud Pendle manufacturer, Riggs Autopack is honoured to be a sponsor of the Colne Grand Prix. The race is part of the HSBC UK Cycling Elite National Circuit Series and takes place on a closed road 800m circuit around Colne’s one-way system, making for a fast, exciting spectacle. As a round of the National Elite Series, the top riders in the country take part.




The date for the Colne Grand Prix is Tuesday 23rd July 2024, and it will be the 20th year that Colne has hosted this event. Colne has a close connection with cycling, not only with hosting the Grand Prix event, but it's also the hometown of Olympic cycle gold medallist Steven Burke.

Riggs Autopack is sponsoring the “Sprint for Success” race. Riggs Autopack General Manager Jordan Snape commented “Most of our staff live in the Pendle area, and we are honoured to be associated with the Colne Grand Prix. This prestigious event brings the whole community together and places Colne on the international map. We wish all riders at this year’s event, the very best of luck!"



17:45 - Coalition Facilities Management Youth A and B Race, Open and Female (30 minutes)
18:25 - Riggs Autopack Sprint for Success Open Regional A Open with Regional B Women’s race (40 minutes)
19:20 - Fort Vale Colne Grand Prix Women, Part of British Cycling National Womens Series (50 minutes)
20:20 - Fort Vale Colne Grand Prix Open, Part of BC National Open Series (50 minutes)
Expected 9:30pm - Prize presentations.