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beth walker

Beth Walker

 

@bethwalker1 on Instagram

 

Beth has been riding mountain bikes for 2 years and is the only thing she has ever “stuck at”. She loves to make edits with her friends and rides everything from DH to Pump tracks. Beth will compete in a couple of races this year on her Demo 8, and has plans for next year.

Tom Hart

Tom Hart

 

@disabled_rider_ on Instagram

 

Even though Tom has a disability, he loves getting out to shred! His love of bikes goes back a long way and got properly bitten at age 13. Tom rides his bike at every opportunity and although he has hemiplegia, he does not let it hold him back. He wants to inspire other people to get out and ride their bikes, and to prove that living with a disability does not hold anybody back. Tom runs a special Hope brake which allows him to brake front and rear with one lever and this is fitted to his bike of choice, a Trek Remedy 9 RSL.

Joe-Reeves

Joe Reeves

 

@joereevesmtb on Instagram

 

Joe has been riding bikes for nearly two years now and can’t get enough of it! His passion is downhill and racing whenever he can but you will also find him on a dirt jump bike finding some flow. Joe’s favourite tracks are steep and loose as he loves getting wild on the bike. He currently rides a Commencal Meta AM, however not for long…

Douglas-Hain

Douglas Hain

 

@douglas.hain on Instagram

 

Douglas found mountain biking 6 years ago and was hooked from the get go! He has had a few setbacks (ie breakages!) the past few years, but is now hitting the trails every minute he can these days. Douglass loves anything to do with two wheels, but his absolute passion is Enduro with a full race calendar ahead of him in 2020. His favourite trails are Dunkeld and Innerleithen. To help with his full racing calendar he recently purchased the new Orbea Rallon 2020 and is looking forward to throwing it down the hills next year.

ben-pedelty

Ben Pedelty

 

@ben_pedelty on Instagram

 

Ben is 16 years old and has been riding for just over 2 years. Bike are by far the most important thing in his life as he wants to progress and get more consistent with results on the racing circuit. His ambition is to place in the nationals.

andy-fraser

Andy Fraser

 

@andrewfraser327 on Instagram

 

Andy has been riding MTB properly for a year and a half. He did ride prior to this but due to a bad shoulder injury his progress was cut short. Since returning from his injury he has been riding every minute and cant get enough. Andy rides regularly at Comrie Croft and in the Tweed Valley. He would like to take on some downhill races this year with his main focus on enduro!!

Jill-Gardner

Jill Gardner

 

@jillyridesherway on Instagram

 

Jill first picked up a mountain bike in Feb 2018 and has never looked back. She has always loved the outdoors and gets out on her bike at any opportunity. Jill’s current bike is a Liv Pique SX 2. Jill loves riding trails around Scotland. Her favourite trails to ride are natural and down hill trails, and after an amazing experience riding in the French Alps, she can’t wait to see more of the world on her bike.

Sam-Duzinkewycz

Sam Duzinkewycz

 

@duzinkewycz_sam on Instagram

 

Sam started riding bikes in 2016 and was hooked from the word ‘go’. His favourite trails are steep, rough downhill and enduro trails and he has big plans for 2020 hoping to compete in more enduro races around Scotland.

Aside from racing, I love a good, long scenic ride, an uplift day or a session with mates and currently rides a Merida 140.

Sam-Stanfield

Sam Stanfield

 

@samuel_j_s on Instagram

 

Sam has been riding bicycles of various sorts his entire life. Influenced by films like Roam, New World Disorder 7 and Kranked 5, he fell in love with freeride. He moved from relatively flat Lancashire to mountainous Scotland for university (read: ‘trails’) and became a huge fan of the technical steeps on offer in places like Innerleithen, Dunkeld and Aviemore, and recently he has dipped his toes into the waters of enduro racing. Now moving to Finland, he is looking forward to explore a new riding scene on his Santa Cruz Nomad 3 CC.

Julia-Ferguson

Julia Ferguson

 

@j4liah on Instagram

 

Julia Ferguson started mountain biking 10 years ago and became hooked straightaway, riding bikes at any opportunity. She competes in Enduro racing, which has given her a love for steep, muddy and techy trails. Based in south Scotland, Julia rides mainly in the Forest of Ae, but ventures to the Tweed Valley as much as possible. Her current bike is a Santa Cruz Hightower.

Laura Allan

Laura Allan

 

@laurajane512 on Instagram

 

Laura first tried mountain biking in 2014 and has been addicted since. She’s out on two wheels all the time and gets a buzz from techy natural trails. The steeper the better! She rides regularly in the Tweed Valley and loves the adrenaline rush from chasing friends down trails on her Saracen Ariel LT. Otherwise she can be found away in her campervan riding in the Scottish Highlands or Europe. Laura has also started racing Enduro and has plenty races planned this year!

James Youll

James Youll

 

@james.youll

 

James started mountain biking around 4 years ago and left his home town of Middlesbrough to start a new chapter in Cumbria. Having the Lake District to the South and the Scottish Borders to the North, there is shortage of mountain biking to explore. He loves trail centre’s (Forest of Ae and Whinlatter) to have of fun on, but he much prefers getting out in the mountains and finding natural trails to test his physical and mental limits and those of his Nukeproof Mega 290.

Jamie Wallace

Jamie Wallace

 

@street_pigeon on Instagram

 

Jamie got back into riding in 2015 and has never looked back. In that time he has found a love for enduro-style riding, predominantly spending time in the Tweed Valley area. In 2018 he started recording some of his adventures on a GoPro and began to make trail edits and vlogs. He now has a YouTube channel called Street Pigeon MTB which aims to capture the adventures and share the experiences of an average rider. He hopes to further develop the channel to capture riding spots from all over Scotland and further afield. His current bike is a Bird Aeris AM9.