Seven new faces at EWS-E Tweed Valley

01 June 2022

With the 2022 EWS-E season sporting more teams and riders than ever before, we’re excited to welcome a host of new faces onto the circuit. Here are seven riders who will be making their EWS-E debut in the Tweed Valley. 

Mick Hannah

Riding for the recently announced Yeti / Shimano EP Racing team, Aussie downhill legend Mick Hannah is looking to test his mettle in the world of EWS-E. His wealth of technical skills and racing experience mean he’s sure to be a tough competitor to beat. 

Flo Espiñiera

Chilean shredder Flo Espiñeira is no stranger to enduro racing, having posted numerous top-10 EWS finishes in recent years. This year, Flo will be taking on the full EWS-E series, as well as a handful of EWS events, riding for the Orbea FOX Enduro Team. 

Joe Nation and Leigh Johnson

Both Joe Nation and Leigh Johnson of the Pole Enduro Race Team are making the switch EWS-E this year onboard the Finnish brand’s Voima eMTB. The boys are looking forward to exploring the new style of racing and hoping to shake up the usual podium contenders this season. 

Jamie Edmondson

Just back from racing at the UCI Downhill World Cup in Fort William, RockShox Trek Race Team’s Jamie Edmondson secured the U21 series championship title with a win here in the Tweed Valley in 2021. This year, he’s signed up to race the elites at the EWS-E. Will the young Scotsman be able to continue his winning ways?

Mikayla Parton

Hailing from Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, Mikayla Parton is also an elite Downhill World Cup rider. Her aim for the week is to have fun and explore a new discipline of racing, but after watching her on the stages today it looks like she could be a real threat. We’re excited to see what the young Scotswoman can do here at EWS-E Tweed Valley. 

Keegan Wright

After moving on from Devinci Global Racing at the end of last year, Keegan Wright now joins new teammate Mick Hannah on the Yeti / Shimano EP Racing team. As well as aiming for top results, Keegan will also be involved in Shimano’s research and development programme, pushing the brand’s eMTB innovation even further.

It’s great to see so many new faces from a multitude of racing backgrounds making their EWS-E debut. Keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram and YouTube channels to see how they get on.