I started my little @tmoracing development team back in 2014 with the idea to help a few youngsters (mostly as local as possible ) to get started in the sport and have fun. My biggest philosophy has always been to encourage them to race and ride across a number of different disciplines and not focus on one too soon and too young. Keep it fun and become a good all round cyclist.
In the last week this young lady @hatt1e_harnden has blown apart all my expectations of what you can achieve with this idea !
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Back in 2016 aged 15 I used to drag Hattie and @megjames7 around the UK gravity enduro series races with me and at the same time they would both be racing XC and CX as youth and junior racers as well as bring at school full time.
Looking back those 50km pedalling days in thick welsh muddy forests were not easy days for 15/16yr olds but Hattie just sat on my wheel all day and never complained !
Fast forward 4yrs and this past 6 days Hattie has just won an EWS U21 world enduro race and finished 4th at her first ever U23 World Cup XC race 💪😊
I am honestly so proud you cannot believe and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this young star 🌟
Big thanks to @trekfactoryracingenduro for supporting her this year, coach @phildixonn for giving her an amazing first year of training and support and @britishcycling for selecting her for the worlds cups and world champs and giving her the chance to show what hard work she has put in this summer 👍😊
I guess my message is, have fun on your bikes kids and don’t be forced to specialise too soon 😊🚲🚀🙏
P.S sorry for the embarrassing photos @hatt1e_harnden 🙈🤣 ...
Finallly its nearly world cup racing time ..... I'm ready to watch other people racing bikes live on Red Bull TV this afternoon......are you ? 🙂
Photo credit Kike.Abelleira photography
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It was short but sweet....my 2020 E-bike race season is done and dusted just in time for snow in the mountains it seems !!
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Thanks @world_enduro for making it happen and the progress from Zermatt to Pietra in challenge and race format has left me excited for 2021 and seeing where this race format will go and evolve 😊👍
Thanks @trekbikes and @boschebikesystems for getting me out of retirement for a play at bike racing again !!! It’s still fun 😊🚲🔋
Photo credit - @kikeabelleira ...
That was a good day ! 2500m of climbing and 9 race stages...thanks @world_enduro and @pietraligureoutdoor for giving us a great variety of trails and beautiful liaisons. As only the second ever E EWS it is cool to see the direction the sport is going in....tight liaison times on technical trails and a mix of power (uphill ) stages and downhill...
Felt great to find a bit more speed this week to take my first E ⚡️EWS win 🔋🚲👌
Big thanks to @boschebikesystems for the support with @jantheman_official 👍
Was also great to catch up with @trekfactoryracingenduro and once again they get to race today in the rain ☔️😂
Good luck team 💪🤞👊
Pic 1 - credit @kikeabelleira 🙏 ...
It’s time to get the ⚡️ bike back between the tapes again this weekend ✈️🚲🇮🇹
Looking forward to racing in a new part of the famous Italian coastline @pietraligureoutdoor 👌😍
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@boschebikesystems and @trekfactoryracingenduro in full support again ! Thanks team 👊
Pic credit - @man_down_media ...
This was awesome Toby and his two friends heading out on their first group balance bike ride in the woods 😍😊🚲 😀
I felt like the pied piper running along in front as they chased me round the trails 😂👊 ...
Can’t believe this incredible day was 10yrs ago already 🙈
Thanks @amlinstapics for reminding me and taking all these amazing pics that are now the best memories 🙏
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I have been asked so many times what is more special my DH world title or World Enduro and they are both amazing and so different in terms of achievements. The enduro is always been at the end of a long fought season of racing and you know as the season progresses if you are in with a chance of winning etc so it’s the long haul victory, whereas downhill is all on that one day and it’s sudden, stressful and emotional 😂😍🌈🌈
My favourite photo is of the mass group hug with @mtbsprocket my now husband and my competitors in particular @natural_soul_sabrina_jonnier as we had the most competitive relationship but also the most respectful and I know that day she was genuinely happy for me to finally win this title 😊
Same for @claire_buchar and @emmelineragot
Good times 😊😊 🚲 🙏
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