A great example of a local partnership, Richard Ford runs Mountain Bike Garage on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and sponsors local enduro rider Peter Rees whose success over the last few years is set to grow.
Mountain Bike Garage is the North of England dealer for Empire Cycles and sponsors mountain bike enduro rider Peter Rees. Pete worked overseas and on a home visit bought a frame from us and soon after we met up with him at a Pennine Mountain Bike Association Enduro race event at Gisburn Forest to talk more on Enduro mountain bike racing. We got to know him further on mountain bike ride outs where he impressed us further with his knowledge of mountain bikes and how he worked on his fitness level to maintain his riding skills and endurance levels. His enthusiasm and lifelong passion for riding mountain bikes from an early age is easy to see so we were delighted after further meetings and the re location of a job closer to home that he agreed to ride for us.
Off the bike Pete works on his fitness levels with additional running and upper body gym work from his home in Grosmont, North Yorkshire and combines this with mountain bike training in Dalby Forest and the surrounding North York Moors. All the hard work payed off in 2016 with a top class result in the grueling MacAvalanache up in Glencoe, Scotland. He climbed up through the enduro race event placings to achieve podium positions and broke into a high overall position in PMBA Enduro series, with local events bringing even more high position finishes.
This year sees Pete take on a bigger enduro mountain bike race programme than last year on a new Empire MX6 EVO enduro bike. MacAvalancke, Ard Moors, Ard Rock and the PMBA Series to name a few. Chia seeds have been part of Pete’s diet for some time now and he uses Chia bars and flapjacks to maintain energy levels and performance. Meeting Chia Charge for more product information at the Cycle Show gave an insight into what amazing benefit Chia seeds give to keep you up and running.
2017 MX6 EVO Entries
12th February - Northern Downhill Enduro, Gravity Series, Hamsterley Forest, County Durham.
19th March – Rd 1 – Hope Pennine Mountain Bike Association Enduro Series (PMBA), Gisburn Forest, Lancashire.
6th May – MacAvalanche, Glencoe, Scotland.
21st May – Boltby Bash – North Yorkshire Moors.
3rd / 4th June - Rd 2 – Hope PMBA Enduro Series - Lee Quarry, Lancashire / Havoc Bike Park, West Yorkshire. (2 Day).
2nd July – Rd 3 – Hope PMBA Enduro Series – Gnar Bike Park, Penrith, Cumbria.
4th – 6th August – Ard Rock festival, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales National Park.
10th September – Rd 4 – Hope PMBA Enduro Series– Kirroughtree Forest, Galloway, Scotland.
16th / 17th September – Ard Moors – Lord Stones Country Park, North Yorkshire Moors.
8th / 9th October – Rd 5 – Hope PMBA Enduro Series – Grizdale Forest, Hawkshead, Ambleside. (2 day final).