Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is one of the largest banks in the world and is Canada’s largest bank by market capitalisation. It employs approximately 81,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients in 39 countries.
RBC has a long history in Europe and has operated in the region since 1910 to serve corporate, institutional and high-net worth clients. Today, it provides a significant array of financial products and services, which are delivered by over 5,500 employees from offices in the UK, the Channel Islands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Spain. RBC delivers financial products and services in Europe under the global brands RBC Capital Markets, RBC Wealth Management, RBC Investor & Treasury Services, RBC Global Asset Management and BlueBay Asset Management.
RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2015, we contributed more than C$121 million to causes around the world.
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
Race day host partner
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 100 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
Official Cycling Media Partner
Cyclist is the premium monthly road cycling magazine dedicated to the thrill of the ride. Covering the world’s best rides, the most desirable bikes and must-have gear alongside expert training advice and insider stories behind the biggest names in cycling. Illustrated with award-winning photography – Cyclist is the magazine to savour.
Official Sports Nutrition Supplier
A trusted name in sports nutrition, Etixx is used by top athletes across the world and is the title sponsor of Etixx-Quickstep Professional Cycling Team. Founded in 2009, Etixx is dedicated to providing the best in nutritional support to athletes during every stage of their performance.
Etixx has created a wide range of sophisticated nutritional products and supplements suited to the needs of those active at a professional, recreational, or amateur sports level. In addition to their title sponsorship of Etixx-Quickstep, Etixx are also the Official Sports Nutrition Partner of Orica GreenEDGE, Tinkoff and Boels-Dolmans professional cycling teams, including both World Champions: Lizzie Armitstead and Peter Sagan.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is the UK’s leading centre for treating seriously ill children and one of the top five children’s research hospitals in the world.
The hospital is home to the broadest range of dedicated children’s healthcare specialists in the country and is the leading paediatric centre for heart problems, intensive care and neurosurgery to name but a few. This means that we are able to provide treatments to children with the rarest, most complex and life-threatening illnesses.
Every year, the hospital receives over 240,000 patient visits from children as young as a few hours old up to 18 years. Over half of these patients come from outside of London, referred to GOSH when they are too ill to be treated by their local hospital. Sadly for some patients and their families, GOSH is often their last hope.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity plays a crucial role in supporting GOSH to maintain and advance its position at the forefront of paediatric care. The four key areas funded by the Charity are: A major redevelopment project – to urgently replace outdated and overcrowded facilities; pioneering research – to find new and better treatments for childhood illness; highly specialised paediatric equipment not available on the NHS and patient and family welfare – including accommodation to ensure families can stay together.
With your help we can provide hope to our remarkable young patients and their families.
Official Sports Medicine Partner
Pure Sports Medicine are a unique team of sport and exercise medicine specialists, dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and musculoskeletal problems. Just like a sports club’s medical team, they work together to reach the best possible outcome for each patient.
In 2001, Andrew Willett an ex professional rugby player from Australia was studying for an MBA and playing rugby for the University of Oxford when he snapped his Achilles tendon. After being driven to A&E, he waited 6 hours to be seen by a registrar. Following diagnosis, the registrar sought the advice of the Orthopaedic Surgeon. 'Put him in plaster and we will see him in 2 weeks' was the reply. By now, Andrew had already contacted a trusted Sports Physician in Australia and his recommendation was an operation to improve the chances of full recovery.
Dissatisfied with the publicly provided system, Andrew attempted to seek help from private sources. No one could definitively guide him as to whom he should see or where he should go. The concept of a specialist sports medicine centre was born then and there. Pure Sports Medicine is the result of that inspiration.
Official Bike Partner
Famed for their performance and handling, one thing that unites every bike in the Wilier range, from the retro-styled steel Strada to the range-topping Zero 6, is the way that they ride - Fast.
Since 1906 Wilier have been building bicycles that have won races, stages, pink jerseys, green jerseys, national championships, world championships and multiple group-test reviews along the way, including a recent category win in the 2016 Cycling Plus Bike of the Year Award 2016 - Best £2000-£2750 bike, for the Wilier GTR SL.
Wilier may be one of Italy’s oldest road brands, but they are arguably the most modern too. Dripping with innovation and technology, every bike in the 2016 Wilier range combines outstanding performance and heritage with jaw dropping style and fantastic value.
Official Sports Testing Partner
Wilier Performance Progress Lab (WPPL) feels passionate about their client’s performance journey, giving them the tools to reach their performance goals. They do this by providing access to the analysis data and services usually associated with elite teams and professionals. By incorporating lactate threshold profiling and pedal analysis technique into your training regime, you will focus and enhance your performance, maximising each precious training day, ultimately this will increase your endurance, strength and speed. Thereby pushing you closer to your target in the most time efficient way
Whether you’re aiming for a personal best or find your team wanting to compete to win, cycling is simply hard graft. Many riders don’t mind a bit of hard work, that’s why so many of us enjoy the challenge of cycling. They believe anybody can benefit from implementing the WPPL service in to his or her training regime. By simply understanding your physiological make-up, performance level, and limitations, they can assess and accurately benchmark your fitness by using a scientific approach.