Team Trailhead is a band of enthusiastic indivudal riders. For 2016 we have a strong line up with some young new faces joining us. The team will be riding a mix of bikes that we sell at the trailhead: Santa Cruz, Cube, Nuke Proof and Mondraker. We are very proud to have a great roster of committed sponsors offering us near factory support. Team Trailhead will be competeing in various Mini enduro, PMBA, Pearce, BDS, World Cup, Welsh Enduro, BES and EWS events. Please keep an eye on our Facebook & Twitter pages for updates. Also if you click on a riders name below it will take you to their preferred social media outlet.
Years Racing: 1
Bike(s): Nuke Proof Mega, Mondraker Summum
Favourite track & why: Sessioning Revolution Bike Park on my big bike because the tracks are the best fun!!! It helps me improve on my riding skills. I love it because of the people who work there and run it. There is also an amazing range of riders who've I've been lucky to ride with and make friends with along the way.
2015 season Highlight: Season highlight by far is being asked to join the Trailhead team!!! I'm so happy to be riding with and representing such an rad group of riders.
Years Racing: 7
Bike: Santa Cruz Nomad CC
Favourite Track & why: Llangollen because I love her steep.
2015 Season Highlight: Winning the overall Mondraker Enduro series
Years Racing: 13
Bike(s): Santa Cruz V10 CC & Bronson CC
Favourite track & why: Mont sainte anne. Because it normally rains. Racing Fort William world cup finals because of the crowds.
2015 season Highlight: Getting to race all over the world on my bike.
Years Racing: 3
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Bronson CC, Chromag Wide Angle
Favorite track and why: Final Ligure, for its quality downhill.
2015 Season Highlight: Jumping into the sea at the end of the final EWS round.
Years Racing: 18
Bike(s): Santa Cruz 5010, Cube Reaction carbon hardtail 29er
Favorite track and why: Innerleithen, Steep, techy, gnarly and fast.
2015 Season Highlight: 12th Elite at Grizedale UKGE.
Years Racing: 17 years
Bike(s): Santa Cruz V10cc race bike, cube stereo 160 trail bike.
Favorite track and why: Schladming, it's a monster of a track with everything a DH rider could ever want. I also look forward to racing new venues this year as new tracks excite me!
2015 Season Highlight: Every race weekend last year was a highlight. I love racing bikes and wish I could do it every weekend!
Years Racing: 22
Bike(s): Cube Stereo C:62 140, Cube Fritzz 180, Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc, Cube Reaction.
Favourite Track & Why: Bike Park Wales, such a good variation of tracks in one area.
2015 Season Highlight: 6th at Ae forest in the UKGE
Years Racing: 4
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Nomad and Cube LTD
Favourite Track & Why: Dyfi, it's where it all started. I did my first race & got hooked.
2015 Season Highlight: Taking the overall Vets title at the UKGE.
Category: Cat 3 road, Senior Cyclocross, Sport XC.
Years Racing: 21
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Tallboy 2, Cube Reaction, Cube Litening C:62 Pro
Favourite Track & Why: Sundourne Shrewsbury because of how technically difficult it is for a crit circuit.
2015 Highlight: Competing at the National CX Champs in my home town of Shrewsbury.
Years Racing: 26 ish!
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Highball c and Solo c
Favorite track and why: ‘Round the back of Ullswater, Cumbria. Why? because it has everything – 1st half flat out fast, 2nd half super technical rocky stuff and it is surrounded by amazing scenery.
“Gods Highway” near Tywyn comes a close second though.
2015 Season Highlight: A top 10 finish (9th) in the Dyfi Enduro.
Sandy Plenty (Team Manager)
Years Racing: 24
Bike(s): Mondraker Dune Carbon, Cube Litening C:62 Pro
Favorite track and why: The Black Mamba, it's steep, techy & very rewarding to ride it clean.
2015 Season Highlight: Completeing the Mavic Trans Provence was easily the highlight of my season, a 6 day enduro stage race through the Maritime Alps.