We’re delighted to have won a competitive pitch to promote the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London.
The highly anticipated event, which takes place March 2-6 at Lee Valley VeloPark, is the biggest track cycling event to be hosted in the UK since London 2012 and will see Olympic and world champion riders from across the globe descend on the capital city.
It is the final major international track cycling event to be staged ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with British sports fans encouraged to get behind the Great Britain Cycling Team and support athletes in their race for the rainbow jersey, awarded to world champions of the sport. Rule 5 is responsible for both pre and live event communications with a focus on driving tickets sales and audience involvement.
Speaking on the appointment, British Cycling’s cycle sport and membership director, Jonny Clay, said: “This is a significant brief and saw all invited agencies challenged to demonstrate how they would raise awareness of the event, engaging national and international audiences before and during the championships next year. Rule 5’s enthusiasm, knowledge of cycling and experience of delivering sports events combined with a clear and worked-through strategy set them apart from the competition. We’re looking forward to seeing plans come to fruition and collaborating with the team on the delivery of what promises to be a truly outstanding event.”
Rule 5 Managing Partner, Rob Brown, added: “We have worked on major sporting events since the agency launched in 2012 but they don’t get much bigger than the world championships and we’re thrilled to be involved.”
Rule 5 was track centre recently for the 2015 British Cycling National Track Championships, testing out processes and gathering exclusive rider content ahead of the world championships. The team will be based at Lee Valley VeloPark throughout the event, responsible for all UK and international press, as well as reporting live through the event’s social media platforms.