Supporting equality in cycling
Cycling is a huge part of ŠKODA’s history. After all, we started as a bike manufacturer all the way back in 1895. But we’re not ones for dwelling too much on the past, find out more about cycling and how ŠKODA is helping to revolutionise the sport.
Discover the inspiring events and teams which, with our support, are empowering women to get into cycling.
With 36 World titles and 14 Paralympic gold medals to her name, there’s nobody better placed than Dame Sarah Storey to oversee the ŠKODA DSI Cycling Academy. The Academy sponsors up and coming female riders and helps prepare them for a life in professional cycling.
We’re proud to be the Official Car Partner of the Women’s Tour, a six-stage road race that includes some of the toughest routes the country has to offer. The tour is the first domestic road race to offer equal prize money across both men’s and women’s editions.
From Kirkcudbright to Kendal, The Wirral to Warwick. Our support cars accompany the Tour of Britain in which cyclists compete on an epic ride across the nation. This year they also sponsored a jersey for King of the Mountains.
We support the prestigious Tour Series. Founded in 2009, this innovative race shifts the focus onto team performance as opposed to individuals. In this event, men and women compete on a level playing field, across the same course.
You cannot help but notice all the ŠKODA vehicles skilfully weaving through the Tour de France peloton, whether they fly their team’s colours, the support-car yellow or the Tour director’s velvet red.
Take a look at the fully equipped ŠKODA SUPERB iV in action at the 2020 Tour de France.
For the first time ever in the history of the biggest cycling race in the world, a fully-electric vehicle was the lead vehicle of the Tour de France at stage 5 in 2020. The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV demonstrated its sporting qualities as the lead vehicle of the Tour de France at stage 5 of the 2020 Tour, find out more.