PRESS INFORMATION

Date: August 2013

RYGOR CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT OF THE BRITISH ACU INTERNATIONAL SIX DAY ENDURO TEAMS

Rygor, the largest dealer group within the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles network has confirmed it will continue its support of the British teams preparing to compete in the ‘Olympics’ of off-road motorcycle sport, the FIM (Federation of International Motorcycling) International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) being staged in Sardinia, 30th September - 6th October 2013.

The company will be providing three vehicles - two Mercedes-Benz 7.5 tonne box vans and a Sprinter van to transport the bikes and equipment needed by the 10 riders of the British Trophy and Junior Trophy teams.

This is the ninth year Rygor has supported the teams, as Dusty Martin, the ACU (Auto Cycle Union) British ISDE team manager acknowledges:  “We are extremely grateful to Rygor for their continuing support which began in 2005.  Logistics plays a key role in competing in such a prestigious international event, and no matter how good the riders are or how competitive their machines, it’s all for nothing if we can’t get there!”

Jim Pascoe, group operations manager of Rygor said:  “The Enduro dates back 100 years to 1913 when the first event was held in Carlisle, making it the oldest off-road motorcycle event in the FIM sporting calendar.  With eight hours riding every day for six consecutive days, timed stages and special tests, this is an extremely arduous event.  We are delighted to continue our support to the British teams, and wish all our competitors every possible success in this year’s event.”

Commented Tim Stacey, managing director of Rygor:  “Understanding our customers’ needs and helping to achieve their specific logistics requirements is central to everything we do, and we are pleased to be able to continue our partnership with the ACU British ISDE teams.”

The Rygor group now includes 12 Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealerships and eight vehicle maintenance centres, mostly across southern England - see details below and at www.rygor.co.uk

About Rygor

With 12 Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealerships and eight vehicle maintenance centres, Rygor is the largest dealer group within the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles network.

Headquartered in Westbury, Wiltshire, it also has dedicated centres in Brackley, Chilcompton in Somerset, Heathrow, Kidderminster, Newbury, Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Southall, Swindon and Tewkesbury.

Amongst its staff of over 600 people, the company employs 180 Mercedes-Benz trained technicians, 60 parts specialists and 30 sales executives.

The company sells and services Mercedes-Benz vans and heavy trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso Canter and Unimog vehicles, as well as servicing Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses and coaches.

The business was founded in 1992, and went through a management buyout in 2008.

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Note to editors:

Further information about the ISDE: 
http://www.fim-isde2013.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Six_Days_Enduro

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For further information, please contact:  Julie Steed
                                                          Marketing & customer service director
                                                          Rygor Commercials Ltd
                                                          juliesteed@rygor.co.uk
                                                          Tel: 01373 855555
                                                          www.rygor.co.uk

Issued by:                                           Jeremy Clarke/Sue Hitchcock
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                                                          sue.hitchcock@lawsonclarke.co.uk
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