As the Tour de France starts hot on the heels of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, an award winning housebuilder has helped to support the cyclists of the future by sponsoring an annual inter-school cycling competition.
Miller Homes supported the Pennine Sports Partnership cycling finals last week, with donations to the top three schools – Honley High School, Scapegoat Hill Juniors and Infants and Lindley Junior School - for sporting equipment. The top three competitors in each category were presented with a winner’s medal and certificate.
“We are very pleased to be able to support cycling in the community and this was a superb event which children from across the Pennine region were able to take part in,” commented Jan Hanaby area sales manager Miller Homes Yorkshire. “Our warmest congratulations go to the winners but also to everyone who took part for their sportsmanship and determination.”
Miller Homes has been committed to raising awareness and enjoyment of cycling this year with a Tour de Yorkshire themed competition, cycling blog updates and supporting this competition in a drive to get more people cycling and enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle, perfectly mirroring its business ethos.
Four races were held at the event - a boys and girls time trial and a boys and girls timed race – and with over 250 children taking part from the beginning, competition was certainly tough.
The Pennine Sports Partnership works with 62 schools in the area to provide sporting opportunities both as part of the school curriculum and extracurricular activities.
“This is a great event for our sports partnership and encourages even more children to participate in activities that they love,” said Danny Hermann Pennine Sports Partnership Manager. “We really appreciate the support of Miller Homes Yorkshire and look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Continuing its sporting theme, the housebuilder has recently launched its annual ‘Summer of Sport’ competition where independent community sports clubs, whether they are for children or adults and from all sporting disciplines, could be in with a chance of winning £1000. Further details can be obtained from your nearest Miller Homes development which can be found at www.millerhomes.co.uk.
Miller Homes has nine developments across the region with its nearest development in this region located at Lindley Park.
In the picture: Some of Pennine Sports Cycling Championship winners with Jan Hanaby area sales manager Miller Homes Yorkshire - left to right on the back row Fionn Kerry (Holmfirth High School); Millie Yates, Holmfirth High School; Laura Ibbotson, Honley High School; L- R front row Eleanor Smith, Colne Valley High; Oli Akers, Holmfirth Junior School and Tom Whitworth, Royds Hall High School.