Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) September 14, 2009 -- Å koda Australia is pleased to announce its role as Official Vehicle Supplier for Around the Bay in a Day 2009. Around the Bay in a Day is Australiaâs largest mass participation, single day cycling event, taking place around scenic Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne on Sunday 18th October 2009.
Å koda has a long and rich history in cycling, having started out as a bicycle manufacturer in 1895, before switching to four wheels in 1905.
âWe already have an on-going partnership with Australiaâs premier professional road cycling event, the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, so it was only natural for us to get involved with Bicycle Victoria to sponsor Australiaâs largest single-day public bike ride,â said Matthew Wiesner, Head of Å koda Australia.
Around the Bay in a Dayâs Event Manager, Ms Eleni Koronakos, said she was thrilled to call Å koda Australia âAround the Bayâs Official Vehicle Supplierâ. âWith Å koda Autoâs longstanding history with cycling we feel Å koda Australia are a perfect fit for Australiaâs premier public cycling challenge,â Ms Koronakos said.
The event offers a choice of five ride distances: 50km, 80km, 100km, 210km and 250km. With the exception of the 100km ride, which starts in Sorrento, all rides start and finish at Alexandra Gardens in the heart of Melbourne.
Å koda Australia is providing vehicles to Around the Bay organisers along with display vehicles at the Go Bike Expo from 16th to 18th October 2009. The fleet of vehicles will include the popular New Octavia, the elegant Superb and the recently launched high-performance Octavia RS.