Press Release: Privateer Bikes
Introducing the Katy Curd Youth Development Team – an exciting new program led by none other than Privateer Bikes rider and Ex-National Downhill Champion Katy Curd! With an impressive history of 7 World Cup podiums, Pro Tour wins, and National and European Championship titles, Katy brings a wealth of experience and success to this beneficial program.
Led by Katy Curd Coaching, the team aims to create a supportive and fun atmosphere for young riders to thrive. The program is focused on developing the next generation of mountain biking champions and is dedicated to providing young riders with the guidance, support and resources needed to succeed in the racing world.
The riders, Scarlett Vedmore, 14, James Weeks, 14 and Drew Corbijn, 15, will compete in Pearce Races, National Downhill Races, and select Southern and Welsh Enduro rounds.
With a calendar already filled with multiple Enduro and Downhill races, plus training and coaching sessions, Katy Curd Coaching has teamed up with long-time sponsors Privateer Bikes, Troy Lee Designs, and Mud Hugger for support.
For Enduro racing, the team has chosen the Privateer 141, a progressive trail bike with size-specific chainstay lengths and a modern geometry that inspires confidence, making it the perfect choice for UK enduro riding. The team will be dressed to impress with Tory Lee Designs riding kit, and it will be up to MudHugger to keep those kits clear of mud and dirt. HUNT Wheels will keep the team rolling all season long.
The Katy Curd Youth Development team aims to inspire more young riders to venture out on their bike, take mountain biking, and even try their hand at racing. If there are other companies that share Katy’s passion for racing and youth development, don’t hesitate to get in contact via the Katy Curd Coaching website to discuss how you can work together and build a healthy riding environment for future mountain bikers.