A leading figure in the Mountain Bike scene and a regular contributor to numerous Bike mags sharing his wisdom of local trails, and passing on his passion for the Cycling industry.
I have been riding a bike ever since I can remember, always trying to compete with my mates to try jump the highest, skid the furthest or wheelie the longest! Always so competitive in everything I was doing. In 2007 I finally got in to racing, I entered a downhill race on my hardtail bike and love every second of it.
From the small village of Snailbeach in the UK, with Eastridge Forestry as her back garden, Traharn Chidley competes internationally in the elite category for Gravity Enduros and Downhill mountain biking. She also competes in Fell Running and Adventure Races.
BARDIANI VALVOLE CSF - INOX
A professional cycling team established in 1982 and based in Italy. Their aim is find, develop and bring success to the best Italian talents!
Ben Deakin is a professional mountain bike coach who has instructed mountain biking all over Europe and has worked with riders from novice to professional for the last decade.
Bernd has been travelling the globe as a mountaineer and mountain guide for more than 30 year now. After having climbed many of the big alpine classics in ice and rock, he was drawn to the world’s highest mountains more and more.
Team Campagne de France
Miranda and Helvard have over 40 years combined sailing experience they compete all over the globe mainly off shore and have a number of records to their names.
Originally from Staffordshire, Claire graduated with a sports science degree from Bangor University in 2004, North Wales has been home ever since. Claire has ridden mountain bikes since the age of 11 thanks to her active parents but only dipped my feet into the racing world at the end of 2013.
A rider who just loves putting in the miles. Dave competes on the Midlands XC series and will be competing in the cyclocross season aiming to race a full calendar.
British lead climbing champion, silver medallist in youth world championships Austria 2011 and European silver medallist Slovenia 2011. One of the strongest all-round climbers in UK.
Ed is a mountain bike guide and skills instructor who is also a self confessed sock addict.
On the 8 May 2014, a group of 14 personnel, 5 serving members of the British Army and 9 civilians reached the summit of Uhuru, the highest point of three volcanic cones on Mount Kilimanjaro. They have more challenges to come.
Laraine is, by day, an IT professional. By evening and weekend however, she's outdoors, exploring and trying as many activities as possible to fuel her love of adventure and sport.
At 18 years old, Lizzy began working as a 1st mate onboard a Clipper and Whitbread 60. Learning the ropes of these ocean going race yachts confirmed Lizzy’s desire to one day compete in the Vendee Globe; the solo round the world sailing race. Selection for British Keelboat Academy (the BKA) in 2010 marked the start of Lizzy’s journey towards this lifelong goal.
Michael Frenz was born in 1970 and is an educationalist and marketing expert. In 2007, he discovered his greatest passion: Ultra running.
A neuropsychologist and the Founding Director of Oceans Project, Sarah is preparing for the world’s first solo row around Great Britain and expects to be at sea for around 13 weeks
RAD-NET ROSE TEAM
The UCI Kontinental Team was founded in 2012 and consists of 14 professional German bike racers and forms the German U23 national team.
For 20 years now, Raffael has been competing in extreme sports competitions all across the world. Mostly, Raffael enjoys running ultras, no matter whether the temperature is -50°C or +50°C outside.
Sal has taken her kayaking to many locations around the globe, including Africa, Canada, USA, Europe and NZ- with many plans in the pipeline for some exciting expeditions to come!
Sarah’s life pretty much revolves around the mountains - if she’s not in the mountains, she’s thinking about them, planning her next trip, travelling to them, or writing about whatever she had done in them.
14 years a Royal Marine Commando, Jon has trained and operated in some of the harshest environments in the world.