Yokohama’s Winter Tyres Support Nikki McSweeney’s Olympic Journey

Yokohama UK has continued its support for British Olympic bobsleigh hopeful Nikki McSweeney by equipping her support van with a set of its WY01 winter van tyres.

The practical support from the premium winter tyres, fitted by B&T Tyres, Bletchley, ensures that Nikki can focus on her training and competitions, safe in the knowledge that her equipment travels across Europe as reliably as her performance on the ice.

Marking the start of the winter season, Peter Fairlie, CEO of Yokohama UK, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership: “Nikki’s determination and skill are an inspiration, and we are proud to support her Olympic aspirations with our high-performance winter tyres. As she sets her sights on Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo in 2026, we’re behind her every slide of the way.”

The leading British bobsleigh pilot, who has transitioned from a successful career as a heptathlete and rugby player, is set on a course for the 2026 Winter Olympics with a boost from Yokohama’s sponsorship. McSweeney took Junior World Bronze in 2012 and established herself as a formidable competitor in the World Cup circuit and has now taken the reins as a pilot. Her journey is not just about speed on the ice but also about steering a successful path to Olympic glory.

Designed with the demands of commercial use in mind, the Yokohama WY01 winter tyre is ideal for vans and light commercial vehicles operating during the colder months. Available in sizes ranging from 14” – 17”, this tyre is tailored for superior wet braking and handling, ensuring reliable performance and outstanding durability in the most challenging ice and snow conditions.

For those facing the most extreme weather conditions, Yokohama’s winter tyre range caters to a broad range of vehicles, with options available for vans, passenger cars and SUVs. The selection includes the BluEarth Winter V906 and BluEarth Winter V905, as well as the Yokohama V903 and V902, each designed to deliver outstanding performance when the temperature drops.

Meanwhile, for drivers seeking the convenience of a single tyre for all seasons, the BluEarth-4S AW21 and the BluEarth-Van All-Season RY61 stand out as perfect choices, providing maximum convenience while ensuring safety and reliability throughout the year. The newest Geolandar CV 4S tyre, for SUVs and CUVs, features an innovative asymmetric tread pattern and compound. These advancements seamlessly ensure that whether the road is wet, snow covered, or dry, the performance remains uncompromised.

For updates on Nikki McSweeney’s thrilling race towards the 2026 Winter Olympics and her experiences with Yokohama’s winter tyres, follow her journey at