Eight local favourites to watch at EWS Tweed Valley

27 May 2022

There's nothing more nerve-rackingly exciting than racing on your home trails in front of a crowd of passionate fans. Here are eight local favourites to look out for at EWS Tweed Valley.  

Bex Baraona

Last year’s winner, Bex Baraona, will be giving everything she has to keep her crown. After signing with the Yeti / FOX Factory Team over the off-season, Bex is more motivated than ever. Who will be able to challenge her?

Innes Graham

Despite EWS Tweed Valley being Innes Graham’s first-ever EWS event, he’s no stranger to world-class racing, having competed at the pointy end of the Downhill World Cup for many years. After discovering a newfound love for racing through enduro, Graham will be looking to make a stand-out debut.  

Katy Winton

After taking on the 2021 season as a privateer, Katy Winton is now back on a full factory team. With support from GT Factory Racing, the Tweed Valley local has had the opportunity to give 100% in her preparation for the 2022 season. A fan favourite, Winton will be charging for the podium. 

Chloe Taylor

Chloe Taylor has been putting in the work during the off-season. A fourth-place finish in the stacked pro field at the first Scottish Enduro Series of 2022 confirms that she is flying and ready to mix up the big names at EWS Tweed Valley. 

Corey Watson

Laying down some impressive results as a privateer last year, Corey Watson was snapped up by Nukeproof SRAM Factory Racing for 2022. Now, with mentors like Sam Hill and Elliott Heap by his side, you can expect some big things from this young shredder.

Polly Henderson

After decimating the U21 field last time we raced in the Tweed Valley, Polly Henderson is about to take on her first EWS in the Elite Women’s field. With stage times that would have placed her in the top ten elite last year, she’ll be one to watch. 

Jake Ebdon

Jake Ebdon is another rider who will be making the jump from U21 to Elite this season. With a couple of strong results under his belt this year already, Ebdon will be coming out swinging. 

Jess Stone

Rounding off this list of heavy-hitting Tweed Valley locals is none other than privateer racer, Jess Stone. Last year, Stone lead the race until breaking her finger on Stage Four. Despite the crash, she went on to win the stage. However, the injury forced her to pull out of the race. If Jess is on form again this year, will anyone be able to stop her?

It’s safe to say the Tweed Valley does not lack local talent. Throw them in the mix with the rest of the world’s best riders, and you’re in for a showdown of epic proportions. Tune in next week to catch all the unmissable action.