At Vantage, we are proud to announce our new sponsorship of Team GB cycling champion Katy Marchant, providing her with a car to get her to and from training which started in the run-up to Rio 2016. Katy is a former heptathlete who made the talent transfer into cycling in 2013 when Jessica Ennis’ coach Tony Minichiello, realised her potential. In 2015, Katy won the under-23 European keirin title as well as all four national titles in team sprint, sprint individual, kierin and the 500 metre time trial. At Rio 2016 Katy came third in the Womens individual sprint claiming the Bronze medal
Katy commutes 120 miles most days of the week from her home in Leeds to the National Cycling Centre in Manchester to fulfil her training requirements. She is currently competing in various cycling events having just come back from Japan, continuing to gain experience ahead of world championships and the commonwealth games, as well as hopefully leading up to the next Olympics in Toyko 2020.
When we heard that Katy's travel and previous vehicle were costing her considerable amounts, we wanted to help and our teams recommended the Mazda CX3 as a practical and fuel efficient car, perfect for her and her training requirements. Katy first Mazda was a ceramic white Mazda CX3, and she has just swapped it for her second Mazda a CX-3 in dynamic blue mica. To help support her in progress her career further in the next few years.
Vantage Managing Director Mark Robinson, said:
“When we heard that Katy was experiencing high fuel costs that could be detrimental to her training, we immediately considered ways in which Vantage could help. The Mazda CX3 is an ideal car for commuting on a regular basis and will see that Katy’s journeys are not only cost efficient, but safe and comfortable too. We’re delighted to be able to help Katy on her way to the 2016 Olympics in Rio and followed her progress at the games and we were extremely proud when she achieved her Bronze medal. We look forward to seeing further success in the future”
“I’m really grateful to Vantage for their support as I pursued my Olympic dreams. The car couldn’t have come at a better time as my training leading up to the Olympics was more frequent and intense than ever before. It’s a weight off my mind knowing I could travel to and from the velodrome in Manchester without having to worry about the costs. Not only this, but the car has given me a real need for speed. I hope to match the speed of the Mazda on the M62 when I hit the race tracks!”