Junior Tour “devastated” after loss of title sponsor Scott Bicycles

Posted on: October 12th, 2017

The Junior Tour of Ireland has lost its title sponsor, Scott Bicycles. It means all three national tours in Ireland – including the Rás and Rás na mBan – are now without sponsorship.


Junior Tour loses title sponsor Scott Bicycles


The Junior Tour of Ireland has said it has been left “devastated” with news that Scott Bicycles has ended its sponsorship of the race.

However, the company signed up for three years and honoured that commitment. It also came in and rescued the race when collapse was a real possibility.

It means all three of the national tours in Ireland – the Rás, Rás na mBan and Junior Tour – are now looking for sponsors.

Race Director Alice Sherratt expressed her gratitude to Mel Sutcliffe of Eurocycles for establishing the relationship between Scott Bicycles and the Junior Tour.

“Scott Bicycles gave the race a lifeline as title sponsor when sponsorship was so difficult to find,” she said.

“For that we are eternally grateful to them because they are now leaving the race in a far better state than when they found it.

“It is difficult that I break this news at a time when so many other races have lost their title sponsors also.

“But we have been in this position in the past and it is now back to the drawing board to try and make up the shortfall to ensure the 40th edition in 2018 continues to progress.”

Sherratt today confirmed the current sponsorship agreement with Scott Bicycles would not be renewed following the conclusion of the three-year deal.

In a statement the Junior Tour said the news “comes as a devastating blow”. Sherratt was quick to express her gratitude to Scott Bicycles.

She said the company “not only financially supported the race but also worked tirelessly with the race’s other sponsors to ensure its organisation looked as professional as possible”.