Islabikes the UK’s premier children’s bikes designer and manufacturer will be sponsoring all our children’s races from the U12’s, through to the U8’s.
The company was founded in 2006 by three-time British cyclo-cross champion Isla Rowntree, so it’s no surprise that they are as passionate about cyclo-cross as we are.
Over the weekend at Crosstober, Islabikes will have a comprehensive fleet of demo bikes for your youngsters to try and now you can both discover the difference that design, lightweight equipment and just sheer attention to detail can make to the way a bike rides. Making cycling fun for all ages, is one of the major reasons Islabikes are the UK's most renowned supplier of bikes for the younger end of the market.
Since their inception way back in 1989 Hope Technology have maintained the same ethos behind their business: high quality products, no sales waffle. Let the products do the talking. Their components have an excellent international reputation for both quality and reliability. Manufactured in their own factory in the UK, Hope produces almost every part for a bicycle; including hubs, brakes, headset, stems, bottom brackets and lights. They are generally fitted by enthusiasts looking to upgrade their bikes to the highest levels and are supplied through specialist retailers. Hope will be displaying and selling a selection of their merchandise. If you haven’t seen Hope products, the Crosstober weekend is an excellent chance to come along and have a browse.
Some of us are weekend warriors. Some of us are serious athletes. We all share one thing. We worship at the temple of raw, wild fun. That sacred place where time stands still or stretches into infinity.
Primal, make the clothing and accessories you need to answer that call, so you can get out there and make life as fun as it can be. From fabrics that enhance your performance to t-shirts you can wear on your day off.
They’ll be showcasing their new autumn and winter ranges of clothing, ready for you order, to go play nice with the other wild, crazy animals!
Select is an award-wining security company based in Monmouthshire. Established in 2010, Select has grown to become a leading provider of high-tech systems for industrial, public sector and commercial clients, as well as high-end bespoke systems for residential customers.
The team at Select will be demonstrating the very latest security equipment throughout the Crosstober weekend. Head to our demonstration stand in the event village to learn more about the latest HD CCTV and alarm equipment and discuss your property, business or bike security requirements.
We’re a group of companies working together as a team to provide great local homes, care and support that make a difference to people’s lives.
· Pobl Group makes a positive difference to people across the South Wales and South West of England Region.
· We provide high quality housing that is affordable in communities that are safe, attractive and supported to thrive.
· We manage over 16,000 homes, and we’re creating thousands more.
· We work in partnership and innovate to build great homes that people can afford, offering a unique blend of purchase and rental options, enabling more people to get a foot on the property ladder.
· We support more than 9,000 people to live happy, independent lives, each an individual.
· Our customers value our local presence and knowledge, so all our services and teams are based in the communities we serve, focused on delivering services that meet specific community needs.
Crank Brothers will be in the event village displaying lots of their fantastic products for you to browse. Alongside this they are also offering a fantastic pedal refresher service. So if you run a set of Crank Brothers pedals and you think they would benefit from a free pedal refresh, come on down! This will be purely on a first come, first served basis, as each refresh will take between 30-45 mins.
Clifbar are passionate about food. Their recipes are purposefully crafted with ethically sourced ingredients, to provide tasty energy products.
They’ll be on hand all weekend with plenty of samples of Clif Bars, Clif Bloks and Shot Gels to help you decide what to stock up with over the coming months to fuel your next adventure.
Nuun, pronounced “Noon,” was the first company to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates. Before Nuun, if you wanted electrolytes, the result was a bottle full of sugar. With their simple, self-dissolving, low sugar electrolyte tab, they revolutionised the sports drink forever.
Nuun is healthy hydration - their electrolyte enhanced drink tab is gluten free, dairy + soy free, safe for clean sport, and made from plant based ingredients. Now you can sample both Nuun Active and Boost hydration tabs over the weekend and find out for yourself how good clean tasting and refreshing Nuun products are whilst providing you the ultimate aid in hydration.
Big Bobble Hat
Tired of all the same old bobble hats out there? Fed up of being a wall flower? Be bold, be bright, be seen and get yourself a Big Bobble Hat!
You certainly won’t miss the Big Bobble Hat company. Their stand will be awash with brightly coloured bobble hats, ready to keep you warm through the winter months.
All of the beanie bobble style hats are designed in Scotland and worn around the world.
No fuss, just organised kit.
That’s what makes KitBrix unique. It’s a robust, modular, military-inspired kit bag for passionate sports people.
Each KitBrix bag can be zipped to another to form a rucksack, saving time in transition and travel to maximise your winning opportunity. Check out their range in the event village and see for yourself how they can organise your life.
Abergavenny's premier environmentally friendly taxi service.
Their fleet of cars follow their promise of bringing high quality environmentally friendly taxis to Abergavenny. Every one of their cars is a low emissions hybrid.
Tincan Coffee Co.
Gone are the days when a tepid instant coffee was the only option at an outdoor events, especially now the guys at Tincan will be at Crosstober in one of their unique vintage trucks.
Tincan Coffee Co. have a fleet of 1960s & 70s, lovingly restored and adapted, coffee trucks. All with their own personality and filled with top - end espresso equipment, bringing the specialist coffee experience to a field, or wherever the event may be. They serve their own exclusive, directly traded, seasonal, espresso blend along with award winning cakes, iced coffee, ice blended frappe, ice teas and decadent single origin hot chocolates.
If you fancy something more substantial to keep you going throughout the day, then how about a prepared to order pizza delivered to you, fresh from a wood fired oven. Pizza-Ria Wales will be on hand, providing your perfect pizza. They supply a range of artisan toppings, to compliment their unique Italian plum tomato sauce. Toppings include especially sourced local produce such as shredded ham hock and fennel sausage from neighbouring business in Llanelli, the award winning Charcutier Ltd. Don’t worry if meat is not for you, they are more than happy to offer a range of vegetarian and vegan options too, all washed down with a selection of hot and cold drinks.
Real Belgian Fries
Belgium is regarded by many ardent cyclo-cross fans as the mecca of this popular sport. There, it is a National past time, celebrated with frites and mayo, along with waffles and chocolate. Luckily for us, we will have an taste of Belgium on hand with the fabulous Real Belgian Fries. They will be providing you with authentic, twice cooked Belgian fries, made from potatoes, cultivated for this purpose in Belgium. To complete this Belgian experience there will be of course mayo, but also over 15 delicious gourmet dipping sauces as well as mouth-watering Belgian snacks, such as beef bites. If you've still got room then you can round that all up by having heavenly Belgian chocolate or waffles to finish. Cyclo-Cross heaven!
Crosstober would not be possible without the support of our volunteers and sponsors. If you would like be one of our valued sponsors, please contact us info @ crosstoberwales.org.uk