Hotlines are pleased to announce an elite Enduro Team for 2014 supported by Wildness Trail Bikes. The team, comprising of two truly talented riders, will be racing on custom build Lapierre Spicy Team bikes adorned in the latest goods for WTB including the brand new, incredibly light and stiff tubeless ready KOM rims, Team Issue Vigilante tyres and Volt saddles. The elite riders in question are none other than Gary Forrest and Robert Williams.
Gary Forest has been on the DH Race circuit for over 12 years and at the end of 2012 made the switch to full time Enduro racing. 2013 was a great year for Gary, winning the annual Tweedlove King of the hill Enduro and ranking 32nd overall in the Enduro World Series. Gary comments;
“I’m really happy to be part of the WTB Enduro Team for 2014. I am looking forward to some fun riding and racing on the Lapierre Spicy in the moist Scottish weather as well as the dust on the Continent. Fingers crossed for an awesome year ahead”
Robert Williams has been a common figure on the UK Downhill circuit and like Gary, turned his hand to Enduro racing at the end of 2012 with respectable top 10 places in the UK Gravity Enduro series. Rob had this to say;
“I am hugely excited to be joining the WTB Enduro team for 2014; it’s a great opportunity to be able to compete using quality products and equipment. Winter training is going well so far with lots of hours on and off road, and the British and world Enduro series cannot come soon enough. I am really looking forward to getting time on the bike and I’m sure 2014 will be a great experience and I’m hoping to produce some good results”
Chris Wright, Sponsored Athlete Support for Hotlines, had this to say;
“I cannot be anymore excited about this team! Two amazing riders on board undoubtedly some of the finest machines on the circuit. WTB have invested a huge amount in the development of the enduro specific tyre and rim range for 2014, and both Gary and Rob will be at the forefront of this technology. They will also be involved in testing and developing new tyres in the WTB range which will be released later in 2014. Along with the first UK Enduro World Series venue on Gary’s home turf, the team are set to take the 2014 Enduro season by storm!”
Both Gary and Rob will be racing the full UK Gravity Enduro Series and a selection of the World Series.