Southampton companies share passion for pedal power

A shared passion for pedal power has resulted in two Southampton companies working successfully in tandem (no pun intended) to support young sportsmen and women in their chosen field of competitive cycling.
July 13, 2010 - PRLog -- Next Communications and Hargrove Cycles, coincidentally sited side-by-side in Millbrook, both have managing directors who are not only keen cyclists, but are also keen to help the next generation get ahead.  In fact Pete Hargrove is more than a keen cyclist he is an International Cyclo-Cross rider with many trophies to his name. Since Team GB’s amazing performance at the Beijing Olympics, there has been an explosion in public interest in cycling and achievements of high-profile athletes like Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton have further helped to increase the popularity of the sport.  Young athletes, however, need a great deal of support and sponsorship if they are to succeed and this is where companies like Next play such an important role. managing director, Mark Finlayson, said:  “I believe strongly that businesses have a duty to put something back into the community and by supporting the Hargroves Cycles Race Team, we are helping young people who have set themselves incredible challenges.  Our sponsorship helps provide vital kit, bikes, spares and transport to and from races.  Over the past few years, we have seen the team go from strength to strength; I have so much respect for their achievements and Next is proud to be a part of their success.”

Hargroves Cycles Race Team is delighted to report that it is having an excellent year so far.  Many successes have been notched up, including (among many others) John Dibben, who had two back-to-back wins in Belgium and top junior Daniel McLay who came second in the Paris-Roubaix race.  Luke Gray represented Great Britain at the Mountain Bike World Cup in Houffalize, Belgium, brothers Andrew and Matthew Hargroves made it a double at Goodwood, with Matthew winning the Youth event and Andrew the Senior event.  The team also did well in the National Cyclocross Championships at Sutton Park and the World CycloCross in the Czech Republic. Most recently they have won…….so not only do the sponsors see their contributions as a worthwhile investment but they can also share in the reflected glory of the team’s success. provides small and medium-sized businesses with a team of experts dedicated to finding the best mobile communications solutions.  It prides itself on offering its customers the right choice in cutting-edge technology teamed with first-class customer service.

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Based in Millbrook, Southampton, Next Communications provides mobile communication solutions to small and medium sized businesses. Established in 1988, and offering a wide range of mobile devices, mobile email and broadband, hands free kits and vehicle tracking solutions, the Next Communications team of experts work with the leading brands to provide customers with cutting-edge solutions in this fast moving industry. Next Communications is an approved Nokia Service Centre.
Zip:SO15 0HX
Tags:Mobile Business Solutions, Mobile Telecommunications, Business Mobiles, Hargrove Cycles
Industry:Telecom, Sports, Business
Location:Southampton - Hampshire - England
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