C&V Developments Limited sponsored the second annual Air Ambulance NI Cycle Sportive on Sunday 13th May 2018 and raised over £8,000 in the process. Starting at the North West Paddocks, this event was hosted and managed by Causeway Cycle Club.
Vivienne Gilholm of C&V Developments Limited, the company which is also supporting the development of the Merrow Hotel and Spa complex, explains the importance of the event: “The International North West 200 has always been a huge part of my family’s life. As a child, I grew up and lived on the circuit of the NW200. Interestingly, my sister is the artist who created the memorial to Joey Dunlop which is located in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra.
I have watched with interest how the NW200 has evolved from a one day event to a week-long festival attracting top talent and global media interest. We were delighted to work with members of Causeway Cycle Club and Air Ambulance NI to encourage cycle enthusiasts to get involved in the NW200 and in the process raise funds for a very worthy cause.” The Merrow Hotel and Spa complex is set to become the official home of the North West 200, with the event offices located within the grounds.
Groundworks will start on site next month (June 2018).