aQuellé Tour Durban
presented by Bridge Fund Managers
Riders gear up for 2017 Tour Durban
Durban – After the excitement of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, cycling enthusiasts
from around the country are now setting their sights on the aQuellé Tour
Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers on Sunday 30 April.
The event will once again consist of a 105km classic road race, a 45km Fun
Ride and the popular 55km cyclocross that
blends road racing with mountain biking.
Crucially, the 105km race will serve as an early qualifier for the 2018
Cape Town Cycle Tour, offering ardent road racers a chance to secure their
qualification for next years event in the
The loyal following for the KZN Classic is built on the reliable autumn
weather and the landmark views on offer on the 105km route that skirts
south, west and north of the city, and the breathtaking sea views on the
out-and-back route up the North Coast used for the 45km and 55km races.
The event has been boosted by the news that Bridge Fund Managers has
signed a three year deal as the new presenting sponsor of the aQuellé
Paul Stewart, Paul Stewart, Executive Director at Bridge Fund Managers, says among
the reasons for the sponsorship are the opportunity to boost KwaZulu-Natal
tourism while supporting the critical work of the event’s main
beneficiary, the Domino Foundation, a non-profit organisation working with
vulnerable and impoverished communities North of Durban.
“Bridge Fund Managers also previously traded as Grindrod Asset Management; the Grindrod
brand is well-known in Durban which has been our historic home.
cycling is a popular sport in Durban and many of our clients and
prospective clients are regular cyclists, the sponsorship is an
opportunity to introduce our new brand to this market in a meaningful
way,” says Stewart.
The sponsorship commitment extends to Bridge Fund Management staff
operating a water and feeding station along the route, and a number of
staff committed to riding in the various aQuellé Tour Durban events.
“Bridge Fund Managers also aims to help grow the event to bring visitors
from Gauteng and other parts of South Africa to Durban to enjoy the sights
and sounds of KwaZulu-Natal,” says Stewart.
“Sponsoring an endurance
cycling event is also aligned to our brand, as investing, especially for
retirement, is a long term commitment.”
BRIDGE FUND MANAGERS is a specialist asset manager operating in the retail, institutional,
private clients and stockbroking markets. At BRIDGE we harbour and nurture
our clients’ hard-earned assets. Our unique Payers & Growers® investment
methodology is designed and actively managed to assist investors in
securing high and growing income streams and inflation-beating capital
returns through their investment portfolios. For more information please
Mark Logan, Chief Executive Officer - 031 3336620.
Paul Stewart, Head: Fund Management - 021 4920210.
The 2017 aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by
Bridge Fund Managers, takes place on Sunday 30 April. More information can
be found at www.tourdurban.co.za
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Stalwart Domino rider Sifiso
Hlongwa (left) is eagerly looking forward to the 2017 aQuellé Tour Durban,
presented by Bridge Fund Managers. He gets some encouragement from
Mark Logan, Chief Executive Officer
at Bridge Fund Managers.
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