Bike shop to sponsor Montrose Tri

Pedal Monkey Cycles in Montrose have become the latest business to get behind the 2015 Montrose Triathlon.

The local bike shop is not only offering up the third place prize for the event, but are also offering a discount on servicing and repairs between March 2015 and the triathlon on Sunday, May 31.

Pedal Monkey Cycles offer a wide range of new bikes for all ages, as well as accessories and a complete repair service from the shop in Murray Street, Montrose. Proprietor, Peter Fugacci, said: “We were delighted to be asked to support the Montrose Triathlon and were only too happy to help provide the 3rd place prizes. Montrose and Angus have a lot to offer and it’s great to have an event like this to showcase the area.

“The more we can do to promote this the better as it will only benefit the local community and businesses like ours.”

Maggie Lawrie, of Tri Angus Limited, who have organised the triathlon, added: “I’m delighted that Pedal Monkey Cycles are sponsoring the Tri.

“We are keen to work together with as many local businesses as possible to promote their services and develop the local economy. As Pete said Montrose has some fantastic cycling routes on offer and some stunning scenery to accompany it. This was one of the influencing factors when choosing a location for the event.”

Pedal Monkey Cycles are offering Montrose Triathlon participants 10 per cent off servicing and repairs until Saturday, May 30 - the day before the event. Those wishing to take up this offer simply need to show their event booking confirmation when they contact Pedal Monkey Cycles.

The triathlon, which is in its second year, will take place on Sunday, May 31, and will again be based at Montrose Sport Centre.

The 2014 event was a sell-out with 180 participants registering long before the closing date and as a result this year’s event increased to 210 places.