Time to Meet Our Prize Sponsors
1 May 2016: We are beginning to get very excited at Tri Angus about the 2016 Montrose Triathlon which is now 35 days away! We hope everyone’s training is going well despite the wintery weather we seem to have had recently!
We would like to introduce you to some of our event sponsors and, just to give those taking part a little more incentive to train that bit harder, we will start with this year’s prize sponsors! We are very grateful to all our sponsors – simply, the event would not be possible without them so please take time to read all about them and support our local businesses where you can.
Sponsoring the Montrose Triathlon for a 3rd year The Park and The Links Hotels are again providing a voucher for dinner, bed and breakfast for two guests tor four lucky winners of the Montrose Triathlon.
The hotels are both very centrally located and provide an excellent base to explore Angus further, whether it be a trip to the Angus Glens, some of our wonderful castles or a blast round some of the superb golf courses we have locally.
Recently voted “One of World’s Best Vodkas” by GQ Magazine, we are very honoured to call Arbikie Highland Estates an event sponsor for the second consecutive year.
For those of you who are not aware of the brand, Arbikie grow, distil, mature and bottle a family of super-premium spirits at their unique single-estate distillery and farm which is situated about 6 miles south of Montrose. They now produce (potato) vodka, ‘Kirsty’s Gin’ and a new Chilli Vodka. They are also quietly maturing their own whisky too.
The potatoes and barley used to distil the spirits are grown on the farm so there is true field to bottle traceability. To find out more visit www.arbikie.com.
Angus Bike Chain is an independent bike shop located in Arbroath the aim of which is to support all ages and ability whether it be in the purchase of your first bike or more specific needs such as Cyclo-X or time-trialling.
This year Angus Bike Chain have kindly agreed to provide four vouchers to be used in-store by the lucky prize winners. They have a huge range of products and very experienced staff who are happy to share the knowledge they have accumulated to help you choose what you need.
For more information visit www.angusbikechain.com.
Tri Angus is very happy to welcome Blooming Bee’s as our newest prize sponsors. Established in 2014 by Kelly Orr, Blooming Bee’s is now into its third season of growing cut flowers on their mixed arable/livestock unit in rural Angus. They supply seasonal cut blooms which also happen to benefit Kelly’s colony of honey bees.
Blooming Bee’s are happy to supply flowers for DIY events, brides who wish to use seasonal blooms and florists with an understanding of #britishflowers. They are proud members of Flowers From the Farm and are happy to grow and promote #britishflowers.
For more information visit the Blooming Bee’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Blooming-Bees-1411994142396577/ or why not visit the The Blooming Bothy at the farmgate (April – Sept) or you can purchase flowers at the Stonehaven and Forfar Farmers Markets.
As you drive into Montrose you can’t fail to notice the Montrose Basin. The Basin is an enclosed estuary of the river South Esk covering 750 hectares and is home to over 50,000 migratory birds – including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers.
On the south side of the Basin you will find the Scottish Wildlife’s Trust Montrose Basin Visitor Centre. Tri Angus are very pleased to be able to offer prize winners the opportunity to learn more about Montrose Basin thanks to The Centre donating four passes which will allow winners free access to the four-star Visitor Centre – a great day out for all the family. The centre’s staff and volunteers intend to have a stand in the finish area and would be very pleased to meet you on the day of the triathlon.
The views around the Basin are some of the best you will find in Angus and we hope that you get time to enjoy them while you are swimming, biking and running your way round Montrose on the 5th June! For more information about the Montrose Basin Visitor Centre visit www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/visit/visitor-centres/montrose-basin
Tri Angus is very pleased to welcome another new prize sponsor to the event – Nature’s Garden. Nature’s Garden is a traditional greengrocer in Montrose with a modern approach to engaging customers.
Fruit and Veg Boxes – delivered weekly throughout Angus and South Aberdeenshire! Nature’s Garden’s fruit and vegetable boxes are all made to order, not “one size fits all” standard boxes which are the same every week. They keep a note of all your likes and dislikes and also what you have had recently and prepare your mix of produce with that in mind.
Boxes start from £10 with free delivery to the following areas:
- Monday – Montrose, Forfar, Brechin, Edzell
- Wednesday – Montrose, St Cyrus, Laurencekirk
- Thursday – Friockheim, Letham Grange, Inverkeilor, Arbroath
- Friday – Johnshaven, Gourdon, Inverbervie, Stonehaven, Newtonhill, Cammachmore, Portlethen, Arbuthnot, Drumlithie, Auchenblae, Fourdon, Laurencekirk
Four lucky prize winners will be heading home with a box of tasty goodies after the event. For more information visit their website – www.naturesgardenmontrose.co.uk