WE HAVE A WINNER! VIP hospitality at Halfords Tour Series in Kettering this Thursday

Get wined and dined by the start and finish line and enjoy some great racing to boot

by Simon_MacMichael   June 8, 2010  

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Well. Tiffin time has been and gone, and the lucky winner for VIP hospitality at tomorrow's Halfords Tour Series Round 6 in Kettering is... drum roill... swh, who wrote "These tickets would be perfect for me. It's the only one in the series i can actually get to watch live."

Well, now swh and guest will have the opportunity of watching the race in style - congratulations, and look out for an email winging your way soon from road.cc.

Commiserations for those who were unlucky, but don't forget there will be more opportunities coming up to win hospitality at the rounds in Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent and Chester, so look out for those here on road.cc very soon!


The fifth round of the Halfords Tour Series takes place tonight in what is likely to be a rainswept Southport – well, we are talking about the British seaside in June, after all – but we’re already looking ahead to Thursday’s race in Kettering, with once again a pair of VIP hospitality tickets up for grabs thanks to the generosity of the organisers.

The tickets give you fantastic views of the start and finish line, and also include the chance to enjoy some fine food beforehand, with a free bar open before and during the race. Hospitality opens at 5.30pm, so you’d need to get to Kettering by then or shortly after, with racing getting under way at 7pm.

The prize, which is for two people, includes:

• Exclusive views of the finish line and end-of-race podium presentations

• Buffet Dinner with accompanying wines

• Complimentary bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages)

• Tea and coffee served all day

• A few words from Tour Series Chief Executive, Hugh Roberts or Technical Director, Mick Bennett

• Official Tour Series programme

• Experienced hostess and wait staff to ensure the smooth running of your day.

Thursday evening’s race is sure to draw decent crowds from Northamptonshire and beyond – Cambridge, Bedford and Leicester are all within easy striking distance – and the local council has announced details of park & ride facilities for the day, which you’ll find here.

We’ll also be running similar competitions for the rounds in Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent and Chester, so watch out for news of VIP tickets for those here on road.cc.

To enter, just put make a comment in the thread below – normal road.cc competition rules apply, so only one entry per person, and good luck. We’ll be drawing the lucky winner’s name at Tiffin time on Wednesday.

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It's about as close to MK as it gets this year - count me in!

posted by JohnBuc [57 posts]
8th June 2010 - 15:44


The tickets would make my day. Count me in, please.

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posted by ColT [262 posts]
8th June 2010 - 16:44


I was born in Kettering - would be awesome to go and see it!

posted by marc [42 posts]
8th June 2010 - 16:53


its ma home town, like. oauis, s'il vous plait!

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posted by kao [23 posts]
8th June 2010 - 19:42


shotgun please may i have them?

posted by tintin_hooha [2 posts]
8th June 2010 - 20:41


Yeah for sure to be sure Nerd Nerd Nerd

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posted by CycleGringo [94 posts]
8th June 2010 - 23:04


Count me in

posted by noginn [6 posts]
9th June 2010 - 11:31

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Please add me I would love to win these!

posted by colette [2 posts]
9th June 2010 - 12:03


These tickets would be perfect for me. It's the only one in the series i can actually get to watch live

posted by swh [4 posts]
9th June 2010 - 12:42


Hey, I was born in Sydney, I would love to see what a stunning city like Kettering could look like under lights ! Count me in baby !! B)

posted by roadiesean [74 posts]
9th June 2010 - 14:09


Oh please please please...what a great treat if I could take my unemployed, down-in-the-dumps friend. It would cheer him up MAHOOOOOSIVELY!

posted by nlabib [31 posts]
9th June 2010 - 14:21


Is 2nd prize 2 nights in Kettering? Plain Face

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posted by Mark Clarke [20 posts]
9th June 2010 - 14:24


Can I enter on behalf of a friend? It's a wee bit far for me to travel (luckly I was able to check out the Dumfries crit the other week) My mates folks live in Kettering so it would be handy for him Smile

posted by birdonabike [4 posts]
9th June 2010 - 14:45


never been to Kettering, but what a great first visit these tickets would make! Smile

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posted by banksi [18 posts]
9th June 2010 - 14:58

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id love to go and watch the race with my partner, so they get to see what all the fuss is about and why im passionate about it Smile

posted by mandy [94 posts]
9th June 2010 - 15:41

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yes please

posted by brent [19 posts]
9th June 2010 - 20:59