Discover a venue with a unique difference, dedicated to pedal power and the pursuit of excellence.
The record-breaking endeavours of elite home-grown athletes such as Alistair Brownlee, Sir Chris Hoy and Chris Boardman have done wonders for British cycling. So much so that cycling, either as a leisure or sporting pursuit now enjoys a much more prominent place in the national consciousness.
Event planners with clients or audiences who have a passion for pedal power should consider hiring the Boardman Performance Centre - a unique 18,000sqft training facility hidden away on the borders of Evesham Country Park in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside, which boasts the UK’s first cycling-specific wind tunnel.
Attendees can get up-close to two-wheeled machines that have inspired medal-winning success and glory, such as Alistair Brownlee's Olympic winning bikes from the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, Chris Boardman's hour record bikes, the Lotus 108 that he rode to Olympic success at the 1992 Barcelona Games, plus his Maillot Jaune from the 1997 Tour de France, where he set one of the fastest prologue times in history.
The Boardman Performance Centre has two versatile event spaces available, which can add an extra dimension to your next function, party or conference.
The ground-floor offers 1,170sqft of flexible space with seating for 50 guests, seven tables and roller door access if required. It also has an 86-inch interactive screen with click-share connectivity.
The venue’s first-floor boardroom provides a modest 365sqft room for those quieter meetings. It has a large central window looking out across the Cotswolds countryside and features a boardroom table for 12 attendees plus a 55-inch screen.
Both rooms are wheelchair accessible, while the venue itself has on-site complimentary parking (and presumably quite a few bike racks!).
Event planners hoping to saddle a great deal (see what we did there?) are also in luck, as the Boardman Performance Centre has confirmed that anyone who quotes venuefinder.com when booking its meetings space will receive a 20% discount on room hire and 10% discount for catered events.
That’s an additional saving on day-delegate and catering rates that are already exceptional value and start at £200 for the ground-floor events space, £150 for the boardroom, and £14 per person for catering (half-day rates are also available).
So make tracks to the Boardman Performance Centre today for road-worthy events, inspired by British cycling greats. And don't forget to tell them who gave you directions!
By Mike Fletcher