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Showplace head to the Wiggle Portsmouth Triathlon

Our team will be heading down south this weekend to set-up the two exhibition trailer units for our existing clients Wiggle and Triathlon England for The Wiggle Portsmouth Triathlon taking place on the seafront. In its second year, returning after its success last year, the event comprises of three different options for participants the Olympic distance, sprint distance and a team relay. The event is made up of an open water swim, a cycle course on closed roads followed by a scenic seafront run. This is one not to miss with a set limit of 1,500 people taking part.

A big good luck from all of us at Showplace to those taking part, keep an eye out for our trailers onsite!

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Wiggles’ Wye Valley Warrior Sportive

Wiggles’ trailer, managed by Showplace, heads to its next location for their cycling event the Wye Valley Warrior Sportive. This sporting challenge takes place on Sunday 4th May. Keen cyclists can choose from three different course options varying from 54 miles to the epic 104 mile route. This is just one ride organised by Wiggle throughout the year, have a look at their website to find one near you to take part in www.wiggle.co.uk

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Wiggle’s New Forest Spring Sportive

The Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive is once again a sell-out, taking place this weekend in the angelic New Forest National Park. The event in its 6th year is a must do for any keen cyclist. The quiet roads allow you to dust off your bike and warm up for the summer cycling ahead, taking in the breath-taking scenery. There are two routes on this event, the epic 84 miles or the standard 62 miles. Wiggle are an ongoing client to Showplace managing the Wiggle show trailer, which will feature at this event as well as many others in for 2014.

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Wiggle No Excuses Event is Back

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The hugely popular charity event, ‘Wiggle NO Excuses‘ is back for its 4th year this weekend in Cambridgeshire. The event supports great causes and encourages riders to get back on their bikes after a long winter season, 2000 cyclists will be taking to the roads in the surrounding areas of Huntingdon. All entry fees are donated to Prostate Cancer UK. The Showplace managed trailer will be making its appearance at the event, with Wiggle staff promoting and selling products from their range.

Good luck to all those taking part!

Wiggle in the Forest

 

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Since Wiggle.co.uk appointed Showplace to build and manage their new Super Trailer this spring, it has been at a number of triathlon and cycling events.  Wiggle is still going strong with the Super Series that kicked off in the spring.  The Showplace team will make sure the Wiggle Super Trailer is ready for the Wiggle New Forest 100 Sportive taking place this weekend in Brockenhurst in the New Forest.  With an extensive range of clothing and accessories available, the trailer itself becomes a pop-up shop at the events.  If you need something that you have forgotten or just want to see what the latest is on offer in cycle and triathlon gear, the Wiggle Trailer is the place. The Wiggle New Forest 100 Sportive is in its 5th year and has sold out each time.  The route is set against the stunning backdrop of the New Forest National Park and at the end, the tired riders will be treated to post event entertainment, a BBQ, refreshments and live music.

Action Packed Weekend Planned for Mazda, Wiggle & Triathlon England

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This weekend will be another busy one as Showplace has three exhibition trailers out at various events.  One of the Mazda trailers will be at the Royal County of Berkshire Show at the Newbury Show Ground.  Alongside the usual county show fare, there will also be exciting air displays by members of the Royal Air Force.

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On Sunday the Triathlon England event trailer and the Wiggle Super Trailer will be at the Wiggle Portsmouth Triathlon in the beautiful waterfront city of Portsmouth.  This mass participation Olympic distance triathlon event will follow a route through or past iconic locations across the city, including Southsea Castle, Spinnaker Tower, Historic Dockyard and the Portsmouth Naval Base.

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From Country Shows to Triathlons and Half Marathons

 

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The country show season has not yet come to an end, and the Showplace managed Mazda exhibition trailer is still making the rounds.  This Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th the trailer will be at the Essex Country Show.  What was once an Essex farming family’s informal gathering of half a dozen steam engines is now the largest events of its kind in the South East, with an average of 35,000 visitors for the last 6 years.  The show has an emphasis on agricultural history and rural crafts and features old steam engines, helicopter rides, a specialist food hall, lots of fun activities for the children and a huge variety of craft and trade stands.

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On Sunday Showplace will have trailers out at two big sporting events.  The Wiggle Super Trailer will be at the HSBC Triathlon, Duathlon and Scootathlon at Dorney Lake in Berkshire.  The HSBC Traithlon offers something for everyone looking to get involved in the UK’s fastest growing sport.  With the three most popular tri distances on offer plus a Duathlon and a Scootathlon for the little ones.  It is truly a festival of multisport and perfect for the seasoned professional or complete novice.

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The second event on Sunday will see the Asics trailer at the Great North Run, which is the second largest half marathon in the world with 55,000 runners sprinting from Newcastle, over the iconic Tyne Bridge, through Gateshead passing the famous international athletics stadium and finishing in the coastal town of South Shields.  Along with the Asics trailer and staff, there will be live music, refreshments and thousands of cheering supporters at Britain’s biggest participation event.

Busy Week Ahead for Showplace

Over the coming week the Showplace trailer division will be very busy with trailers booked at a number of events.  The variety of the events is quite extensive – everything from county shows, cycling and motor events to even waste management and recycling.  Starting off this weekend one of the Mazda trailers will be at the Dorset County Show, while a second Mazda trailer will be on hand at the first Britannia Stadium Big Motor Show taking place at the Stoke City Football Club September 7th and 8th.

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Wiggle_Etape_CymruOn the 8th, the Wiggle Super Trailer will be at the Wiggle Etape Cymru cycle event in North Wales.  This end of season closed road sportive is an epic lung-busting, leg-aching event which provides the most challenging closed-road test in the UK.

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Next week Showplace will be supporting clients, the Bird Group and Heil Farid with their exhibition trailers at the RWM Exhibition taking place September 10-12 at the NEC in Birmingham.  RWM is the leading waste management advent in Europe and will have a number of expert speakers such as Lord Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society and well known for presenting the BBC television series Child of Our Time, and Andy Pag, Eco-Adventurer, among many others.

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The Showplace managed Triathlon England trailer will be taking over Trafalgar Square in London to celebrate and support World Grand Finals next week from the 11th through the 15th.

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And final in the line up of activities for the week, Showplace will be setting up and managing Approved Hydraulics’ exhibition trailer at the Confor Woodland Show taking place at the beautiful Longleat Estate in Wiltshire the 12th and 13th of September.

Wiggle Trailers at First Largest Timed Event

Prudential_RideLondonThe Showplace team are busy getting both of the Wiggle trailers prepped and ready for what will be the first largest mass-participation timed event in the world – the Prudential RideLondon Festival, set to attract some 70,000 cyclists onto the roads of London and Surrey over two action-packed days.  The weekend will start with the Prudential RideLondon Freecycle on Saturday morning, when 50,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities are expected to fill eight miles of traffic-free central London streets.

This will be followed by the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix, that will be started by British Paralympian, Jody Cundy, and will involve a series of sprint races around St. James’s park for professional women, handcyclists and youth riders.

On Sunday the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will start the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, with around 20,000 cyclists taking part, including Boris himself and Team Boris who will be raising money for charity.  Following this will be the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, a 140-miles road race between some of the top professional men’s teams in the world.  The riders start at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where the smaller of the two Wiggle trailers will be positioned, and race through the streets of east London, the City and Westminster. Then it’s on through Richmond Park and Kingston upon Thames to the rolling hills of Surrey, before returning to London.

The last leg of the race will take the riders on the Embankment alongside the Thames, heading past some of London’s most famous landmarks.  The finishing sprint will be along The Mall towards Buckingham Palace and past Green Park where the Wiggle Super Trailer will be on hand, and surely joining in the celebrations with the riders for completing such a challenging event.

Showplace Out in Force

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The feedback and photos are in from this past weekend’s events for Showplace structures and trailers.  The Showplace team were here, there and everywhere as they covered sporting events and a county fair.  It started at the races with Goodwood Festival of Speed where Showplace supported several clients.  A massive structure was built for client A1 Events on behalf of Skoda, and trailers built up for Harmon Kardon and Park Displays.

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The Mazda 7 meter trailer was representing at The Oxfordshire County & Thame Show.  This year the trailer glistened in the glorious sunshine instead of in the heavy rain fall that was experienced last year.

 

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Both the Triathlon England and Wiggle.co.uk trailers had great feedback and lots of interest from the public at the British Triathlon Championships in Liverpool.  Meanwhile, the smaller of the two Wiggle trailers kept the cyclists well stocked at the Magnificat Sportive cycle event in Newbury, which is part of the Wiggle Super Series of events.

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The weekend wrapped up with the Asics trailer at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run where thousands of runners took to the streets to raise money for charity.  Andrew Lemoncello defied critics and produced another superb victory less than two days after being crowned 10,000m gold medallist at the British Championships in Birmingham.  Lemoncello completed the 10k road race over a very tough course in just 30 minutes and 18 seconds.