Since its foundation in 2014, the Marin/Stan’s NoTubes Enduro Team is now an established alliance of four great riders. Chris Keeble-Smith and Leigh Johnson will be battling it out in Elite Male with the UK’s top riders, whilst Joe Harrison will be making a stand in Senior Male. Martha Gill, being just 17, shows great promise of becoming a future national champion, but for the time being she will be competing through the Junior Female category.

The team will be racing all six UK Gravity Enduro Events, selected European Enduro World Series rounds as well as other regional UK enduro races. A couple of the guys will also be racing the infamous Megavalanche at Chamonix.

Chris Keeble-Smith on his second year riding for the Marin-Stan's NoTube Team
Chris Keeble-Smith from Wantage, Oxford comes from a 4X background and, although not entirely happy with the end result of last year, he still achieved a very respectable 12th in Elite. Chris will be charging from the word go this year.
19 year-old, Joe Harrison. How does he have such a prolific beard at his age?
Joe Harrison from Holywell, North Wales, despite having a couple of unfortunate mechanicals, scored a couple of good races, and managed a solid 5th place in Juniors last year. Joe is undoubtedly a determined guy, and won’t be letting up on any stages this season.
19 year-old, Leigh Johnson
Leigh Johnson , from Neath, South Wales, had a perfect season in juniors last year, winning five out of a possible five races. A small injury before this seasons start has put him back slightly, but he will be eager to make up for lost time at the EWS in Wicklow, Ireland. This year he moves up to the Elite Male category.
18 year-old, Martha Gill. It does say she's 17 in the video, but according to the enduroworldseries website, she's 18. Make your mind up, Martha
Martha Gill from Horwich, Greater Manchester, is new to the team this year, and new to Enduro altogether, but she’s already proved she can win. From riding XC, road and CX, Martha is an outstanding all-round rider with a knack for getting downhill fast.

The Marin/Stan’s NoTubes Official UK Team will be supported this year by Marin Bikes, Stan’s NoTubes, Amplifi packs and pads, Ritchey Trail components, Dirty Saddles and CNP Nutrition. Further support is provided by Fox Head & Five Ten.

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