The SBS Bank Tour of Southland cycle race receives excellent support and cooperation from a huge range of sponsors, funders, organisations and volunteers.
For one week a year, all Tour supporters join together with a single cause - to produce the most professional, safe and hospitable multi-staged cycle race in New Zealand. The tremendous community support that is traditionally offered to the Tour of Southland is instrumental to the ongoing success of this proud Southland sporting occasion.
Businesses and funding organisations are obviously essential to the success of the Tour - without funding the event would not be possible. A range of sponsorship options and special awards are available to anyone interested in joining the "Tour family".
SBS Bank is the Tour naming rights and general classification sponsor.
Jesco Hydraulics sponsor the King of the Mountains classification.
Harcourts Real Estate sponsor the Sprint Ace classification.
Wensley's Cycles sponsor the Team classification.
Henderson Construction sponsor the U23 classification.
Stonewood Homes sponsor the O35 (silver) classification.
McLeay Jewellers sponsor the Most Combative classification.
Businesses and organisations have the ability to sponsor a cycling team which provides excellent exposure through the various media that are associated with the event. Involvement as a team sponsor is also a great opportunity for some fun and intense staff-team building!
Team sponsors pay a team entry fee, arrange a manager and a driver, food, a support vehicle, supporting staff, and often arrange a masseuse, mechanic, promotional wear for support staff and radio equipment to communicate with riders. The benefits are numerous not the least being totally immersed in a positive, active, successful event.
Each stage has a main stage sponsor but also features numerous sprints and hill climbs along the way that involve associated sponsors.
Each Sponsor associated with the Tour of Southland, receives acknowledgement of their support through the Official Tour Programme, in the Southland Times Tour Supplement and on the official Tour website.
A M & B E Stearne - Barnes Oysters - Black's Garage - Challenge Lorneville Motors - C H Faul & Co Ltd - Collingwood Foodcentre - CS Roofing Southland Ltd - D T King Transport - Diacks Nurseries - Dome Cafe - Forklifts NZ - Gordon Officer (1991) Ltd - Hanks Place - Hubbers Emporium - L R McLean & Company Properties Ltd - Lions Club of Ohai / Nightcaps - Lumsden Four Sqaure - Lumsden Hotel - Mend Physio - Nightcaps Four Square - Otautau Four Square - Otautau Gallery - Prime Range Fresh - ROAR Coffee Roasters - Route 6 Cafe - Runholders Talboys, Dykes Boyle & Horner - Waimatuku Garage 2008 Ltd - Wallacetown Motors - Wallacetown Tavern - Western Motors Otautau
Ayto's Dairy - Bay Road Service Centre - Caltex Te Anau - Carriers Arms Hotel - Colac Bay Tavern - D T King Transport - E-Type Engineering 2018 Ltd - Fiordland Lobster - FreshChoice Te Anau - Geoff & Hilary Campbell - Maurice Green - PGG Wrigtson - Ray White Te Anau - Riverton Lodge Hotel - Riverton SuperValue - Subway Te Anau - Te Anau Dairy - Te Anau Four Square - Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park - The Bottle-O - The Fat Duck - The Hungry Hippo - The Moose Bar & Restaurant - The Ranch - Tuatapere Service Station
295 on Tay Motel - Bains Shipping Service - Berry & Co - Blue Sky Pastures - Bluff Building & Timber Supplies - Bluff Engineering & Welding - Burndale Dairy Farm - C H Faul & Co Ltd - First in Windsor - Glenwik Downs - Golden Age Tavern - John Edminston - Lees Dairy & Cafe - McKenzie Marine & Mackraft - Nind Electrical Services - Open Country Dairy Ltd - Rodgers Garage - South Port NZ Ltd - Southern Suzuki - Southfish Ltd - Steve Gooding Marine Services - White Tops Dairy - Woodlands Motors - Wyndham Four Square - Z Gladstone
Advance Agriculture Ltd - Andrews Electrical - AWS Legal - Bowmont Wholesale Meats - Crossroad Cycles - Drummond Motors - Falls Hotel Mataura - Flowers by Veronica - Gore District Council - Graham & John Atkinson - JAE Southland - Lawnkeeper Invercargill - Malloch McClean - Mataura Licensing Trust - Niagara - Nind Electrical Services - O'Connor Richmond - Pioneer Tavern - Polythene & PVC Products Ltd - Ray White Gore - Steve Geary Engineering - Stiring Sports Gore - Subway Winton - Telfer Drainlaying - Three Rivers Hotel - WaterForce - Wendy Swain - Winton Auto & Marine Upholstery - Winton New World - Winton Pharmacy
Central Physiotherapy - Central Southland Freight Ltd - Country Jewel - Flourish Cafe - MacDonald Perniskie - McGregor Concrete Ltd - Menzies Marshall Law - Mitre 10 Winton - Motoworx Winton - Paper Plus Winton - PRLaw - Shaw Fix Automotive - Winton Bakery - Winton Flooring Xtra - Winton Motorcycles
A B Lime - Aon New Zealand (Southland Region) - Automotive Solutions - Bennets Shoe Service - Central Southland Lodge - Craigs Design & Print - Dave Tippett Automotive - Hewat Galt - Make 'N' Bake - Paramount Motels - ProHealth Physiotherapy - Scullys Transport Ltd - STIHL Shop Winton - Tay Street Night 'N' Day Foodstore - Tower Lodge Motel - Walker Murdoch Law Ltd - Windsor New World - Windsor Stationery & Lotto Ltd - Windsor Street Physiotherapy - Winton Chiropractic Clinic - Winton Night 'N' Day
Bonisch Consultants - Custom Canvas & Watsons Saddlery - Elles Road New World - Elles Road Night 'N' Day Foodstore - Gilkison & Engineering Maintenance - Greg Miller Plumbing Ltd - McLeay Jewellers - Pneumatic Contractors - Professionals MacPherson Real Estate Ltd - Scholefield Law - Southern Service Station - Southland Real Estate - The Auction House - Tomlinson Family - Tyne Traders
The SBS Bank Trophy
is awarded to the Tour winner.
The Ray O'Connor Memorial Trophy
is presented to the winner of the King of the Mountain.
Southern Fresh Milk Trophy
The best placed Southland rider in general classification receives the Southern Fresh Milk Trophy.
Tindale Memorial Trophy
is presented to the winner of the Tour's Individual Time Trial.
The Sheepish Award is presented to the person who has entertained all with the biggest gaffe of the Tour.
The Lantern Rouge is awarded to the last (but not least) rider on General Classification - someone has to be last.
For further information please contact the SBS Bank Tour of Southland Race Director - Sally Marr.
Mobile: 027 420 2831