The Grand Depart of the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour is to be marked by an exclusive charity event.
The event, to be held at The Swan in Southwold on Tuesday 14th June, will be in the company of Olympic medal winning cyclist Mick Bennett and international singing star Laura Wright.
Mick Bennett will share his experiences of a life in professional cycling, whilst Laura Wright will wow those attending with an exclusive and spellbinding performance. A number of 2016 Women’s Tour race participants will also join the event to mingle with guests.
Mick Bennett won bronze medals in the Team Pursuit at both the 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal Games. Mick is the promoter for The Women’s Tour, one of the biggest races for women in world cycling, the Tour of Britain, the Tour Series and Ride London.
Laura Wright is ‘the nation’s sporting soprano’. Almost a decade after winning BBC Radio 2’s Chorister of the Year Award, 25-year-old Laura has performed extensively at sporting events including at the FA Cup Final. She was the first mezzo soprano to perform at the Olympic Stadium and has enjoyed many performances at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Opera House, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena, The O2, Twickenham Stadium, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Laura will join the event fresh from performing at this year’s Invictus Games.
The event, which is supported by Adnams, is being staged in aid of SportsAid, a charity raising money to support young talented sportsmen and women from Suffolk. Laura Wright is a patron for SportsAid.
Tickets, which cost £50 each or £450 for a table of ten, include a glass of fizz and canapes on arrival, a fabulous 2 course meal and all wine and beer. Doors open at 6.30pm.
Organisers have advised that due to the limited number of tickets available early booking is essential. Bookings are being taken directly by The Swan on 01502 722186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.