News: Toyota GB Sponsors Raleigh GAC


Iconic vehicle brand Toyota partners Raleigh GAC with three Auris Hybrid Touring Sports estates

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News: Toyota GB Sponsors Raleigh GAC

Cherie Pridham Racing is delighted and proud to announce that Toyota GB is to partner with British cycling team, Raleigh GAC.


Richard Hepworth of Raleigh GAC with the team’s newly wrapped Auris Hybrid Touring Sports estate

The iconic vehicle brand will be supplying three environmentally friendly Auris Hybrid Touring Sports estate vehicles, which will provide a spacious, high quality environment for Raleigh GAC riders and staff in 2016.

All three vehicles are well suited to the cycle team’s needs, providing space for the riders and their Kitbix bags, as well as giving the cycle mechanic a suitably luxurious space to work in, so they can be ready at a moment’s notice.


The Auris cars are automatics for ease of driving in frantic race convoys and are petrol-electric hybrids, which are both efficient and environmentally friendly.

Stuart Ferma, Manager, National Fleet Sales, said: “We are pleased to begin this partnership with such a successful team who we hope will be able to continue their competitive success with the support of the Toyota Auris Hybrid vehicles. We know that hybrid technology has proved to be highly reliable and efficient, and will prove ideal for the requirements of Team Raleigh.”

The racing team owner, Cherie Pridham, is delighted to have such an iconic brand partnering the team.


Stuart Ferma, Manager, National Fleet Sales and Raleigh GAC team owner Cherie Pridham with the new car in Derby this week.

“It’s pretty special to have Toyota on board and we are immensely proud to have the local association knowing that Toyota vehicles are manufactured in Derby, where many of our team sponsors are based. Toyota has had an incredible presence at Derby County football club for many years and is committed to the local community. We are proud to be a part of that.”

“The support we have from Stuart Ferma (National Fleet Sales Manager Toyota & Lexus) and his team has been second to none.  We really feel that this will be a great partnership, and we are looking forward to working closely together over the coming years, as our team builds on its current success”.

Team Raleigh GAC thanks Stuart and Toyota for their sponsorship and for the provision of such excellent vehicles, which will be at home in the demanding environment of a cycle race. Fans of the team will see the cars very soon on roads around Britain and beyond.




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