We’re very proud that Belfast, the home of our Mac in a Sac HQ, is to be the official host to the Giro d’Italia’s Big Start this weekend the 9th-11th May 2014. Local companies are celebrating all over Northern Ireland and we thought it was the perfect event to get involved with.
The Giro d’Italia is one of the cycling world’s most elite and iconic events. It commands a huge worldwide audience of 775 million people, so naturally we are very excited to be involved with all of the buzz in Belfast surrounding the event. The start of the Giro d’Italia is rarely taken outside Italy but this year, Northern Ireland will host the Grande Partenza or ‘Big Start’ - a four day celebration (kicking off on Thursday night) of elite professional cycling with three competition stages visiting Belfast on Friday, the Causeway Coast on Saturday, and Armagh heading down towards Dublin on Sunday.
"On 8 May 2014 over 200 elite cyclists and entourage will descend on Northern Ireland in search of glory. Belfast will host a welcome celebration to remember!"
To give you a good idea of the routes the cyclists will be taking, we've included these three maps so you can see what will be happening each day...
To celebrate this exciting event, we're giving away 5 of our Fuchsia Pink Mac in a Sacs! If you would like to enter for your chance to win one, you can do so via the little pop-up entry on our home page, or you can like and share our Facebook post (pictured below) and like our page to double your chances.
We're also offering a 15% discount off our entire range to all of our customers! Just enter 'GIRO15' at the checkout to claim your 15% off. Enjoy! :)
So have a fantastic weekend, get out there and make the most of the event! We're looking forward to it!