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Amy Johnstone

Amy Johnston

Brand Ambassador and Crow Race Team

Amy has been riding for four years and it has taken over her life in the best possible way! After a traumatic ankle injury, it was a challenge to regain form on steep tech, usually favouring flow. Having entered some races she found her passion lay in Enduro riding her Santa Cruz Hightower.

Andrew Skinner

Andrew (Drew) Skinner

Brand Ambassador and Crow Race Team

Drew has been riding for 6 years now and racing for the last four. Although he considers himself an Enduro rider he has competed in the Glentress 7 and Strathpuffer in recent years both as a solo rider and enjoys endurance events too. Drew’s favourite trails are Waterworld at the Golfie and Top Chief at Fort William and he enjoys nothing more than pushing his technical ability on a trail. Drew is looking forward to representing and promoting the brand and it’s ethical ethos.

Andrew Fraser

Andy Fraser

Brand Ambassador and Crow Race Team

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!!

Dougie Hain

Dougie Hain

Race Team Manager, Brand Ambassador & Crow Racing

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.

Emily Polson

Emily Polson

Brand Ambassador 

Emily started riding in February 2019 and ever since then she has tried to get out as much as much as possible. During this Emily has loved progressing with her riding and can’t wait to keep getting better. She enjoy riding trails at Comrie Croft and at Laggan Wolftrax.

Gareth Kenyon (Gaz)

Brand Ambassador 

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.

Niamh Greig

Brand Ambassador 

Niamh has only been biking since the beginning of 2021, in this time she has loved every minute of it. Niamh entered her first enduro race in October of that year and ended up coming away with a podium finish, and is looking forward to getting between the tapes again! She is planning some big mountain adventures this year but she can normally be found tearing down the trails of Dunkeld and Pitmedden, so if you see her stop and say hello!

Lynn McKinley

Lynn McKinley

Brand Ambassador 

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

Founder of Crow, Brand Ambassador and Crow Race Team

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.

Tom Hart

Sam Duzinkewycz

Brand Ambassador 

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

Brand Ambassador 

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.

Vaska Allsop

Brand Ambassador 

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.