Tony has been riding bikes since the age of two, kickstarting a sense of freedom that developed as he grew older. Spending pretty much all of his childhood & teens exploring the countryside on his bike with his brother and friends.
After having a lightbulb moment on a chairlift in the Alps in 2006 and keen on sharing his passion for all things two wheels, Tony set about the idea of getting as many people as possible, no matter their age, ability or experience out onto bikes and discovering the great county that is Devon and from that enlightening moment, evolve mtb was born!
A keen competitor, Tony started competing in cross country races during the early 90's on Woodbury Common and at Newnham Park. The downhill sections were what excited him the most in these races, with the steady popularity of downhill racing growing, Tony entered his first downhill race in 1994 at Ashcombe. The feeling you get from riding as fast as you can against the clock is still with him now; racing downhill & enduro regionally & nationally...
...Tony was the 2014 South West Downhill Champ, Woodland Riders Overall Winner 2014/2015, 3rd place at the English Champs in 2014 & 3rd place at the British National Downhill Champs 2016 in his category, riding for Hot Pursuit Cycles.
2017 sees Tony racing the majority of the British National Downhill Series, National Champs and a few select races. Tony is proud to say that he's an ambassador for Kore Components. With Ollie Thomas being the global manager for the Kore Components and living in the same county, it's going to be a wicked partnership. Ollie has already supplied some awesome bars, rims, stems, grips, saddles, dropper seatpost and chain rings for Tony's DH & trail bikes, his bikes feel like it's Christmas all over again. Feedback from Tony is that the components are spot on!!
Tony is an MBLA Trail Leader, British Cycling Level 2 MTB Coach & a trained OTC Technical Mountain Bike Leader, also a nationally qualified youth worker with a vast experience of working with a wide range of young people & adults from different agencies.
He's fully insured, enhanced CRB checked and has risk assessments etc if you should require to view them.