Discover the inspiring events and teams which, with our support, are empowering women to get into cycling.
With 36 World titles and 14 Paralympic gold medals to her name, there’s nobody better placed than Dame Sarah Storey to oversee the ŠKODA DSI Cycling Academy. The Academy sponsors up and coming female riders and helps prepare them for a life in professional cycling.
We’re proud to be the Official Car Partner of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, a six-stage road race that includes some of the toughest routes the country has to offer. The tour is the first domestic road race to offer equal prize money across both men’s and women’s editions.
From Kirkcudbright to Kendal, The Wirral to Warwick. Our support cars accompany the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in which cyclists compete on an epic ride across the nation. This year they also sponsored a jersey for King of the Mountains.
We support the prestigious OVO Energy Tour Series. Founded in 2009, this innovative race shifts the focus onto team performance as opposed to individuals. In this event, men and women compete on a level playing field, across the same course.
We’re an official partner of the UK’s largest celebration of cycling. For one weekend the Capital closes its roads and holds special events for both professional and amateur cyclists, regardless of their gender. The event hosts the 100-mile RideLondon-Surrey classic, the most lucrative one-day classic in cycling, which is televised live by BBC Sport.
Also known as J-1, ŠKODA is an official supporter of this all-female team. In 2019, for the fifth year in a row, J-1 completed every stage of the Tour de France a day before the men. In fact, they actually went further – both stages 19 and 20 of the men’s tour were shortened by a combined total of 108 kilometres due to bad weather.
We also support J-1’s sister team, the InternationElles, which is made up of riders from across the globe. Alongside J-1, they too completed every stage of the 2019 Tour de France a day before the men. As with J-1, the InternationElles also went further and higher than the men due to bad weather which affected the Tour.