VO2 Sportswear sponsors GB triathlete Amy Kilpin

first_imgNorth West England triathlon apparel specialist VO2 Sportswear has committed to a sponsorship deal with British triathlete Amy Kilpin. The Bolton-based company, which specialises in cycling and triathlon apparel, will provide custom training and racing kit for Amy to wear throughout the 2014 season.Hertfordshire-based Amy, who in her short time in the sport has achieved some impressive feats, does not have her immediate sights set on being a world champion, but simply wants to push herself and see how far she can go. Just two years ago Amy could not complete even a length of front crawl and described herself as a ‘non-sporty’ person.Today Amy is considered a hot prospect around the triathlon scene having recently qualified for the Great Britain team in her age category. She will compete in the European Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Amsterdam this September.This year she will also be competing in the Mallorca 70.3 in May and the Grafman Middle in June. Alongside these gruelling competitions, Amy will also be taking part in the sprint distance races in the Thorpe Triathlon Series. For all of these events, Amy will be sporting the latest in triathlon suit technology from VO2 Sportswear. Amy said “The kit they produce is really impressive, and extremely professional. I am absolutely thrilled to be partnering up with them, not only because they create such fantastic products, but they are also a pleasure to work with, and I really like endorsing smaller businesses so there is potential to grow with them.”She added, “I’m relatively new to triathlon so for both of us helping each other out with exposure works really well. There’s also not many custom kit manufacturers which offer the opportunity for one-off design; many place a stipulation on minimum orders, so VO2 have a competitive edge in this respect.”Besides being based in Hertfordshire and training around the Chiltern Hills, Amy also trains abroad and she visits Spain and Lanzarote for warm weather training. Both cold weather and warm weather training apparel will be provided from VO2’s range of performance clothing.Matt Tomkin, VO2 Sportswear Managing Director, said “It is a pleasure to work with Amy. We are proud of her achievement in qualifying for the Great Britain team and it is an honour to see her wearing our brand.“There is plenty more to come from Amy; she is a great talent and just starting out in a career that I am sure will prove very successful. When Amy approached us with the proposition of sponsoring her and providing bespoke kit we did not hesitate in saying ‘yes’.”VO2 Sportswear has designed bespoke products for cycling and triathlon teams all over the UK including Team Pie and Team True Spirit. The company also created the cycling jersey for BBC Children In Need when The One Show took part in its Rickshaw Challenge in 2013.www.vo2sportswear.com Relatedlast_img read more