SUPER GRASSROOTS UK & EUROPE
JOSH LOWE - UKMy name is Josh Lowe and I am an Elite British Downhill Mountain Biker. I compete at an international level from National competitions to World Cups as well as any whip-off event in-between. I'm a happy face on the scene who quite simply loves to ride. This year I am going to base myself at Champéry, one of my favourite riding spots. And from there I will be travelling to the European World Cups, IXS European races as well as some of the National events; focusing on the events where the tracks are flowy and steep (preferably with a few big gaps in there too). Last season I achieved my season goals of averaging a top 20 at European level and qualifying for World Cups, so this year I want to build on that momentum and keep on having fun.
Tim Wiggins - UK
Endurance rider, blog writer, and outdoor adventurer: Tim is never more content than when he's forging new tracks through the mountains.
Having raced cross-country mountain bikes and road bikes in the past, Tim has now turned his attention to long distance endurance riding; revelling in the challenge of pushing bike and kit to their limit.
Whether it is a non-stop road ride from Falmouth to London (485km); or his #coastsandcols tour - a 1,900-kilometre bikepacking trip through the Pyrenees; he is always in search of the next test.
His challenges for 2017 include:
- CX - TorTour Cyclocross stage race in Zurich, Switzerland (in February!)
- CX - Hansens Cykellob - a 120 kilometre gravel race in Denmark
- CX - Another epic bikepacking trip: taking in 7 countries, and some of the highest passes in Europe
- CX - Coast2Coast Off-road through the UK National Parks
- Road - 5 Maratonas - Riding the 5 historical Maratona routes over 5 days
- Road - 'Everest'
Plus much more! You can follow his progress at timwiggins.blogspot.com as well as on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.