The George Hotel in Rye is the principal event sponsor. The George is an inviting and contemporary luxury hotel, which still retains many of the features and charms associated with its former life as a 16th century coaching inn. With 24 stylish bedrooms, an original Georgian ballroom, and an excellent restaurant menu sourcing many of its ingredients locally, it makes an ideal weekend getaway in the charming medieval town of Rye. Check www.thegeorgeinrye.com for further details.
Our next main sponsor is The Tristore in Eastbourne, who are kindly offering prize vouchers for the first 3 men and women in both the Sprint and Olympic events. Since opening in 2003 Tristore have firmly established themselves as one of the leading specialist triathlon stores in the South East, stocking all the leading brands of sporting equipment for triathletes, cyclists, runners and swimmers. See www.thetristore.com for full details.
I am delighted to welcome Rye Bay Marketing Ltd on board as another main sponsor. They are providing the race signage; and are also sponsors of the 1066 Relay in May. The group's remit is to promote Rye Bay and its surroundings to a wider audience; encouraging visitors and tourists to this very diverse and beautiful part of East Sussex which has everything to offer from beautiful beaches, water sports and ancient woodland to the art galleries, antique shops, tea rooms and centuries old pubs that make Rye itself such a unique and historic town. See www.visitryebay.com for full details
Jonathan Dellar, owner of Concepts in Market Street, Rye is kindly sponsoring the individual trophies for the first man and woman in the Sprint and Standard events. Concepts offer a wide range of both contemporary and traditional furniture including lighting, interior accessories and modern wall art. See www.conceptsrye.co.uk
Hazel Fulker, who has recently opened the 20/20 Fit Gym in Rye, is kindly sponsoring 4 of the Standard team relay trophies. In addition she is competing in the triathlon herself! Also, any competitors can take advantage of a substantial reduction for gym/massage/tanning/manicures etc simply by producing their race number at the gym - offer dates to follow shortly.
Many thanks also to Graham Lay at Frenchmans Beach holiday park in Rye Harbour, who are kindly sponsoring all the water stations along the race route. See http://twitter.com/frenchmansbeach