Jewson helps Halifax pedal the urban cyclo race

Builders merchants Jewson has played its part in making the annual CityCross cycle race a success by donating building materials to help create the race course.

Jewson helps Halifax pedal the urban cyclo race

The Halifax Jewson branch donated 12 tonnes of sand for the Morvélo CityCross 2 to create sand traps around the course, which was held at the Grade I listed building – Piece Hall in central Halifax.

The concept behind CityCross is to create racing for all abilities in a city environment, testing the skill and speed of riders, as well as welcoming newcomers to bike racing. The event draws many people together in new cities, streets and deserted areas of land to encourage everyone to enjoy the thrill of racing bikes.

Jewson branch manager, Richard Scott, said: “The unique setting of the Grade I listed building – Piece Hall in central Halifax, provided the perfect, dramatic backdrop to this thrilling race.

“For the town of Halifax and West Yorkshire, this is particularly exciting and a great opportunity to show off our beautiful surroundings, so we were pleased to lend our support to make the manmade obstacles as difficult as possible.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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