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Riggs Autopack Ltd, Proud Sponsor of the Colne Grand Prix- June 22nd 2022


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

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..

Based in Nelson, Lancashire, Riggs Autopack is an award-winning British manufacturer of high-quality volumetric depositors, filling machines, transfer pumps and bespoke conveyor filling lines.

They are a UK market leader with an excellent reputation and supply their equipment to the food production industry. They take great pride in supplying their depositors and filling equipment to a huge variety of food manufacturers, and clients typically range from small start-up companies and artisans through to multi-national food groups.

As a proud Pendle manufacturer, the company 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 2022 Colne Grand Prix is Tuesday 26th July, and it will be the 17th 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 will be sponsoring the “Sprint for Success” race. Riggs Autopack General Manager Andrew Bishop commented “We’re proud to be sponsoring this high-speed race for the second time. We are part of the Fort Vale Group which is the headline sponsor of the Colne Grand Prix, and we share their passion for both engineering and cycling! Cycle 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”.