Silentnight, a leading UK manufacturer of beds, has agreed a deal to sponsor one of the country’s most promising athletes in 2016.
Thanks to the sponsorship, cyclist Amy Gornall (19), of Barnoldswick, will sign with Podium Ambition Pro Cycling, an International Cycling Union Women’s Team, and can compete in all the major women’s road races around the world, including the UCI Women’s Road World Cup.
Amy said: “I am delighted that Silentnight has chosen to support me and I can’t wait to take them on this adventure.
“2016 is looking like a great year thanks to my participation in the Podium Ambition team, which will take me to international level, and as I continue in my efforts to reach the Commonwealth Games.”
Amy will receive financial aid for training costs, a Silentnight bed, and will also wear Silentnight branding.
Nick Booth, Silentnight’s Marketing Director, said: “Amy is an inspiration as an athlete and is already achieving great success in her cycling career, so we’re excited to see where she will go next.
“She mentioned how important a good night’s sleep was for success so we thought what better way to support her than with a new bed!”
Amy added: “My aim is to be a professional cyclist at the highest level in women’s cycling and I’m grateful to Silentnight for their help in trying to get me there.”