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Team Bottrill - VANGUARD Announcement

Team Bottrill power up with new title sponsor for 2018

The shared principles of power and increased productivity bring these two forward thinking teams together

Matthew Bottrill

Leicester, England – (February 2018) --- UK based amateur cycling team - Team Bottrill announces that it has secured a new title sponsor with VANGUARD™; for the 2018 racing season the team will be formally known as Team Bottrill / VANGUARD™.

Power To Perform The joining of forces between Team Bottrill and VANGUARD™ is all built around the principles of power and the harnessing of it to increase productivity.

VANGUARD™ is the premium commercial engine brand of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the world’s largest producer of 4-cycle air-cooled petrol engines for the outdoor power equipment industry, whilst Team Bottrill is made up of some of the best amateur cycling talent in the UK.

“In the modern era of cycling, training and racing has become a very scientific art. By training with power, which is a very accurate method of monitoring and maximising a cyclists’ performance, you significantly improve the training to racing productivity ratio and ultimately deliver winning results. The scientific element of our sport has numerous synergies with VANGUARD™ making it a great partnership for the coming season,” said Matt Bottrill of Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching and Team Bottrill owner.

Paul Bramhall, marketing at Briggs & Stratton said: “The key business drivers in the markets we operate in, including the hire industry, are to maximise performance by increasing productivity and efficiency whilst reducing the total cost of ownership. VANGUARD™ engines are continually introducing new power technologies and innovations designed to improve these results.

“Team Bottrill / VANGUARD™ focuses on optimising the performance and productivity of the athletes through the use of power, VANGUARD™ focuses on delivering commercial power solutions aimed at increasing the productivity of professionals on the job site. The core strength of Team Bottrill / VANGUARD™ is in the area of time trial racing, which has a very strong history in the UK racing scene.

“Interest in cycling in the UK is at an all-time high and many of our hire customers participate in the sport, which makes this a great opportunity to show the market how the smarter use of power delivers significant productivity gains,” added Bramhall.

Team Bottrill / VANGUARD™ Roster for 2018

The team will be made up of 7 amateur riders, headed up by Matt Bottrill, 80 x National medallist, and silver medallist in the 2015 Gran Fondo World Championships. Matt will be joined by Brett Harwood – National Closed Circuit Champion 2015, Oliver Bates – 2nd Fenland Clarion National B Road Race, George Evans - Welsh Elite Time Trial Champion 2017, Stuart Travis – National 25 mile Team Award Winner, 32 podium places in club and open events with 12 open TT wins, Daniel Barnett – National 10 Team Award win and Competition Record 2014, and George Fox – 3rd British National TTT 2017.

“The Team Bottrill / VANGUARD™ squad is built up with a specialist team of time triallers, where the delivery of power is core to delivering winning results, as well as a focusing our young talent within a new road race team” advises Bottrill.

Team Bottrill / VANGUARD™ Goals The individual riders, and the team as a whole have a clear set of race targets for the 2018 season. The most notable targets are:

  • Win amateur world championships in Varese Italy

  • Win at least two British national time trial championships

  • Retain Welsh time trial championship

  • Podium finish in British U23 time trial championships

  • Win at least one national B road race and road race in Belgium

In addition to the title sponsorship from VANGUARD™, Team Bottrill is very fortunate to have ongoing relationships with the following valued sponsors: Giant, Pedalcover, Endura and our team supporters Cycle Power Meters, Muc-off, Zip -vit, Forth Edge, Enve, Drag2Zero, Active lifestyle logistics, Ceramic Speed, Continental Tyres, Hybrid Performance, Functional Jigsaw & Nutritionist Renee McGregor.

About Team Bottrill

Team Bottrill is a UK based amateur cycling team of 80 members headed up by Matt Bottrill. The core team is strongly supported by a whole host of riders from all different Cycling and Triathlon backgrounds. We are also launching Team Bottrill Women in March for the 2018 season to promote the women in our team. The team was previously known as Team Bottrill / HSS Hire until the end of 2017. With HSS Hire withdrawing as title sponsor, the new collaboration with VANGUARD™ commenced in January 2018. The team boasts over 200 victories to date, including current competition holders in the 25, 50 and 100 mile team time trial and winners of the last two 25, 50 and 100 mile British national team awards. For more information on Team Bottrill / VANGUARD™ visit

About Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Vanguard™, Allmand®, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit and

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