Gareth Kenyon (Gaz)

Gareth is a passionate grassroots rider hailing from the Peak District in Derbyshire. Coming into his 3rd year on the bike now and what will be his 2nd racing season, Gareth has found a home riding enduro. Not limited solely to enduro though, his love for all things bikes sees him out on his Santa Cruz Hightower as often as he possibly can. Be that an uplift day at the bike park or even crunching out the XC miles taking in the local scenery, riding natural singletrack and generally just having a good time with his friends.

Lynn McKinley

Lynn McKinley

Lynn tried mounting biking back in April 2018, and absolutely loved it. She likes to get out biking at every opportunity. The trails in Aviemore are endless and there is so many trails to choose from. Lynn rides a mixture of natural trails and trail centres, with Laggan Wolftrax being her favourite, but loves to ride in different places all around the UK. She currently rides a Juliana Roubion. Lynn is hopefully riding in Ainsa next year and do some mountain biking in the Pirineos.

Piers Rickard Crow Mountain Biking

Piers Rickard

Piers has been riding MTB since the first real ones were available. His first MTB was the Raleigh MTrax followed by the original Orange P7. When his day to day Crow duties allow he races, (occasionally), with the most of his riding done on steep and natural enduro style trails. More racing will ensue in 2021as well as working on new Crow Mountain Biking Products.

Vaska Allsop

Vaska started her MTB journey with XC in the Peak District in 2013 but soon found the real fun lies with DH and Enduro. Even though she runs a very busy sports therapy clinic and has had a fair share of injuries over the years, every spare minute she’s got is dedicated to riding. Last year was Vaska’s first competitive season and she loved every minute! Vaska raced the Pearce series and managed to come 1st overall in her category, the National DH series where she came 3rd overall and had a dabble at a round of the Welsh Enduro series where she came 2nd.
Vaska is excited about getting back on the bike after a serious shoulder surgery and trying to improve her last year’s race results in 2022.

Emma Wood

Emma Wood

Emma learned to ride MTB at the start of 2021 during the lockdown period when she was living in the Scottish Highlands. Emma quickly fell in love with biking and has had many adventures and made the best of friends in the community since then. Her highlight so far has been coming 4th at Megavalanche in 2022. The main aim for Emma this year is a strong return from shoulder surgery racing the national downhill series and onwards to IXS and other international events. She will soon be local to the Tweed Valley and is hoping this will give her the opportunity for even more great days riding and training!

Rory McNee

Rory is a Perthshire local and started riding bikes 3 years ago now and has loved it ever since. He rides a Trek Session and a Cube Stereo 150. This is Rory’s second full race season and mostly races downhill but has done some enduro races too. His ideal day on a bike is uplift days with his pals and loves the stoke of a race.

Adam Pearson

Adam started riding 9 years ago for some fitness for motorbikes, then quickly found downhill. Now a keen downhill racer, Adam competed in his first national series round last year and his first National champ this year. Adam is normally out on any bike on his days off, from XC miles to DH tracks. Adam’s goals for next year are to tackle some unfinished business at Fort William Nationals and compete in the Mega Avalanche.

Ben Sapsford

Ben Sapsford

Ben started mountain biking at Coed y Brenin back in 1995. He loves everything from loamy trails in his local Macclesfield Forest to epic hike-a-bike adventures in the Lake District. Mountain biking to Ben is all about the challenge of taming the trails combined with the adventure of being in the outdoors and connecting with nature. Ben started enduro racing at Ard Rock in 2022 and was immediately hooked and now takes part in a handful of events each year.