Broughton Castle was the setting for a reception on Tuesday for organisers to thank all those who helped at the cycling festival staged by the Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell at the castle in July.
The prize for the winning team, the Broughton Castle Cup, was presented by the Hon Martin Fiennes to Team 72 from Banbury firm Mondelez.
Carolyn Adams, quality and continuous improvement manager for coffee manufacturing at Mondelez Banbury, said “We were really impressed with the organisation of the festival and the stunning surroundings chosen for the cycle routes.
“As we enter our 50th year of coffee production in Banbury we are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the cycling festival for 2015.” Festival organiser Tony Carney, added: “This second annual event , held in collaboration with Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club, was a great success and plans are already in place for a third event in July 2015.”
The main recipient of the funds raised from the event was Style Acre’s support hub for adults with learning disabilities currently being developed in Banbury town centre. Donations were also made to Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club, Radio Horton and community groups who helped out in a number of ways.