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Allen Ford Partners With British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association

Allen Ford Transit Centre has provided the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) with seven Transit Custom vans to transport the team to training camps and competitions around the world.

The British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Associationis the main sports governing body for bobsleigh and skeleton in the UK with a proud record of success, winning over 80 medals in the Olympics, World Championships,European Championships, and World Cup.

Bobsleigh and skeleton are both winter sports in which a person (lying face down on a sled) or small team of up to 4 (sitting in a bobsleigh) slide at high speeds down an icy track, competing to achieve the fastest time.

Watch the BBSA athletes in action below

Both sports are iconic in the Winter Olympics, however, climate change is creating warmer-than-ideal conditions that could impact the future of bobsleigh, skeleton, and the BBSA athletes.

Allen Ford has provided the BBSA with several mild hybrid Transit Custom vans that have been specially signwritten to enhance their road presence.

The vans are equipped with Ford’s EcoBlue Hybrid engine for improved fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions, helping to reduce the team’s carbon footprint and fuel expenses on long distance journeys. If we all made the switch to hybrid electric vehicles, we can slow climate change & make our planet a better place to live.Learn more about hybrid & electric vehicles here.

The Ford Transit Custom has always been renowned for its tough, functional reliability, generous loadspace and towing capabilities, which makes it a great utility vehicle for the BBSA team to store and transport their equipment. It also delivers a wide range of innovative features and smart technologiesfor added convenience, such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Intelligent Speed Assist,as well as enhancedsafety on the road with Blind Spot Information System and Pre-Collision Assist.

The BBSA team also have access to the Ford Tourneo Custom, which is great for transporting large groups. The Tourneo was built for first-class journeys, featuring multi-adjustable seats, hands-free SYNC 3 technology with voice commands, sophisticated dual-zone air conditioning, and clever storage space.

The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association holds spring or summer taster sessions at the University of Bath for those who express an interest in the sport. Individuals can experience bobsleigh and skeleton for themselves on a purpose-built track like no other in the country. Find out more about their taster sessions here.