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Fergus Ryan | Winter Sol

Privateer Bikes logo and Privateer 161

The latest rider to join the ranks of Privateer bikes, Fergus Ryan, has been very busy getting to grips with his new steed. With his main focus on the coming 2022 EWS race season and the UK winter in full swing, he decided to swap mud for dust and flew out to Portugal for a week of training in the sunshine.

Having flown into Porto in the north of Portugal, Ferg headed to Ponte de Lima Bikepark, just an hour north of the airport. The flat out tracks and rough terrain offer the perfect training ground to get the bike setup and really get used to that top end speed that is required to race on the EWS circuit.

Finding his flow down even the roughest of tracks Ponte De Lima had to offer, it's a pleasure to see Ferg having so much fun on his new bike and we cannot wait to see how he goes when racing starts up later this year!

"The tracks out here are so insane, super fast and you really have to work hard to find the limit in terms of speed and traction over the loose rocks and dusty tracks. Seeing how the 161 deals with big hits and recovers is amazing and the stability that it gives allows me to keep pushing on."   


Fergus Ryan, Privateer athlete, shredding the 161 mtb
Fergus Ryan riding in Portugal
Fergus Ryan jumping on his Privateer 161
Privateer 161 Mountain Bike
Privateer rider Fergus Ryan om a trail
Mtb riding down a snaking trail

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