We are excited to confirm our 4 man team in the U.K. who will be competing in-
British Enduro Series
Welsh Garvity Series
Ard Rock Enduro
This year we have made the perfect start with Martyn Brookes winning the British Enduro national champioships on the brand-new S-150 Works powered by SRAM. The team will be wearing the custom and stock garments provided by Alpinestars who have come on board as sponsors for the first year.
We are also delighted to be able to confirm that the team powered by SRAM will also be partnered by, Maxxis Tyres, Giro, Osprey back packs, Oakley, Lezyne, Fenwicks cleaning products, Torq fitness performance products, Rockguarz & Invisiframe- all helping the riders perform to their optimum. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our sponsors. Everything is coming together nicely and our Whyte team are busy making final preparations for the forth coming races. We can’t wait!
Has started the 2017 season by becoming the Enduro national champion.
Throughout the past years Martyn has ridden almost all disciplines of MTB. Including Trials, Dirt Jumping, 4X, along with WC XC racing. Since taking to Enduro in 2012, Martyn has enjoyed a high level of success. Top 5 Elite finishes in every National level race, finishing as series overall runner up in 2014. On the world stage, 5th place overall in the Megavlanche, top 30 finishes in EWS events, and a 4th place in the Brutal Trans Savoie mark a few of the achievements of the recent years. . . . .This year he’ll be racing all European rounds of the Enduro World series, Tweedlove’s Tweed Valley Triple, The A’rd Rock endure, along with select other National level events.
Age 30, Height 188cm, Weight 73.5Kg, From Stoke on Trent.
A former World Cup and Elite Downhill racer, Sam made the switch to Enduro in 2013 after taking a year off the bike having knee surgery. He quickly worked up the ranks to become the 2015 British Champion, and runner up in 2016. Trained as a mechanical Engineering, he is also part of Whyte’s design team, focusing on suspension mountain bikes. There is no better test track than the race track. Other interests include surfing, cooking and hanging out with the wife.
Age 26, Height 178cm, Weight 80Kg, From Redhill, Surrey.
Neil has been mountain biking for over 20 years, formally racing Endurance 24hr XC events, but moved over to Enduro 6 years ago, and has been steadily making his way up the rankings in Masters. The 2016 season went well last year with several top 20 finishes and ending with a 2nd place podium at the Llandegla Night Enduro. So far the 2017 season has started well with a early 3rd place podium at the Welsh Enduro at Coed-y-brenin, and I’m looking forward to more up and coming races including the Ard-Rock Enduro where I’m hoping to break into the top 10 after just being outside last year with a frustrating 11th place, plus a few more Welsh endure races finishing off with EWS in Finale in October. In between racing I'm just looking forward to a summer of riding, hopefully on dusty dry trails and long spins on the road bike.
Age 37, Height 183cm, Weight 78Kg, From Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Carl has been riding bikes off road for over 35 years. Coming from a background racing motorcycle Enduro’s and Hare & Hound Scrambles, he started mountain biking to improve his fitness in these sports but soon got the bug for pedalling rather than twisting the throttle. Having managed a 5th place for the BES series 2016 and 2nd overall in Welsh Gravity series 2017 (including my first win which was at Cwmcarn) the targets that I set myself last year have been more than met! Regular podiums are now achievable not impossible and my results are showing the benefit of a regular training program. This will only help towards completion of a few EWS rounds planned for 2017.
Living in Pontypool down in the South Wales valley’s he states that he is very lucky to be able to practice on a selection of some of the best natural single track trails in the country.
When not riding you’ll find him in his garage prepping bikes and gear ready to ride! Other interests are Road biking, movies, nice restaurants and good red wine.
Age 47, Height 175cm, Weight 74Kg, From Usk, Monmouthshire.