30 January 2017: The Panorama Tour, a 12 year old cycle race which is the only road stage race for teams of two in South Africa, is proud to announce PPS as its headline sponsor for its 2017 event.
“Helping clients be and stay healthy has always been part of the PPS philosophy,” says Gerhard Joubert, Executive: PPS Group Marketing. “As a result, we felt that sponsoring this unique cycling event further cements our commitment to ensuring and protecting the health and wellness of our members, both physically and financially.”
This event is for a rare breed that strives to be the best they can be and is prepared to put the hard work in to be successful, he says. “This mirrors our members, who are a rare breed themselves being graduate professional members who provide vital skills in the country. The sense of achievement as the riders cross the finish line demonstrates that hard work pays off.”
Furthermore, PPS operates under the ethos of mutuality, which means that the company exists solely for the benefit of its members, and allocates all its profits to its members with qualifying products on an annual basis by way of allocations to their PPS Profit-Share Accounts.
The concept of mutuality filters through to the race participants who ride in teams of two, he adds. “As this is the only cycling road race in South Africa that requires a team mate to race, the sponsorship is in line with the company’s ethos of existing for our members and being our member’s perfect team mate when it comes to their financial solutions.”
Race Director, Fiona Coward adds, “Partnering with PPS is the best thing to happen to the race. The ethos of the company parallels the heart and soul of the Tour. It's tough, it's brutal, just like life can be, but the reward of finishing is beyond measure. One can't finish alone, every rider needs a partner. The race needed a partner and with PPS, we have one.”
The PPS Panorama Tour is from the 28th April to 1st May, and takes place at Casterbridge, White River, Mpumalanga. Entries open on 31 January 2017. It is a four day stage race on road over approximately 350km. Information can be found on www.panoramatour.co.za.
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Entries close on March 28th 2017.