Mandy rides off with prize bike

Mandy Willett has cycled off with a brand new £900 mountain bike after winning the Cheshire Tour of Britain prize draw.

Councillor David Brown and Mandy Willett with Craig Marden from Evans Cycles Councillor David Brown and Mandy Willett with Craig Marden from Evans Cycles

The top of the range Norco Torrent bike was kindly donated by Evans Cycles of Macclesfield.

In September, Cheshire East successfully hosted Stage Three of The Tour of Britain, the most prestigious cycle race in the UK and the country’s largest free-to-attend sporting event.

Everyone who signed up for the Cheshire Tour of Britain newsletter was entered into the draw and Mandy’s name was selected at random.

An estimated 300,000 people watched the event on the day and the race was broadcast to 129 countries with a potential international television audience of more than100 million people. The event also boosted the local economy by more than £3.5 million.

Mandy, a keen cyclist from Timperley, near Altrincham, is delighted with her prize.

She said; “I am absolutely delighted. Winning this fabulous prize is a wonderful surprise. Watching the tour as it passed through Cheshire was an unforgettable experience and I’ll think of it every time I go out on my new bike.”

Councillor David Brown, Cheshire East Council deputy leader, said: “I am delighted to present Mandy with her prize and I am sure that, being a keen cyclist, she will certainly make good use of it. Hosting the Tour of Britain was a great day for everyone in Cheshire East and will live long in all our memories.”

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