Suio Backs Paralympic World Cup
Suio will provide the water for all 344 competitors at the event, which takes place at venues throughout the city from 12 to 15 May.
Antonio Vezza, managing director of Suio, said: "Optimum water intake is essential when exercising so we at Suio Natural Mineral Water are delighted to support the inaugural Visa Paralympic World Cup in our capacity as official water supplier.
"This will build upon our existing support for Paralympic athletes, through which we recognise the hard work and dedication required to reach the top in international Paralympic sport."
The Suio deal was brokered by Fast Track, which is organizing the Visa Paralympic World Cup along with the British Paralympic Association.
Fast Track sales manager Mark Richardson said: "It is a real boost to the Visa Paralympic World Cup that another major brand such as Suio has decided to support the event in its first year."
Four events will make up the Visa Paralympic World Cup: athletics, track cycling, wheelchair basketball and swimming.
Other commercial partners are EDF, Seiko, Group 4 Security, Ricoh, The Times and the Manchester Evening News.
For further information contact:
Fiona Duguid at Sui 0141 632 9111
Mark Richardson at Fast Track: 020 7593 5200
MANCHESTER VELODROME OPEN DAY
British Cycling is to offer people with disabilities the chance to ride on the country's best cycling track as part of the inaugural Visa Paralympic World Cup.
The Manchester Velodrome - built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games - will open its doors on Saturday May 14, the day after the best Paralympic athletes in the world compete at the very same venue.
The initiative is part of British Cycling's efforts to use the first ever Visa Paralympic World Cup to encourage as many as possible to take up the sport.
Anyone coming along will be provided with a top quality racing bicycle and, where required, a tandem pilot. Under the supervision of accredited velodrome coaches, each participant will then be given at least half an hour of track time.
Those unable to ride a bicycle or tandem will be able to try out specially tailored "hand bicycles" in an intitiative supported by Wheels for All.
Interested individuals must pre-book their place on the day. Application forms are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum age limit for the day is 14 and any applications must be in by Friday May 6.
* The Visa Paralympic World Cup will take place at venues throughout Manchester from 12 to 15 May. Four sports will make up the programme: Athletics, Track Cycling, Swimming and Wheelchair Basketball. Tickets are available online at www.paralympicworldcup.com or by phone on 0870 8 300 200.