English rider Hannah Barnes is a true all-rounder, who excels at ten-hour endurance races, cross-country, enduro, downhill, and even off-road Triathlon. She first came to prominence with her performance at Britain’s toughest off-road triathlon, the Big Ben Nevis Triathlon, in 2009, when she came seventh overall and broke the female record. In 2011, she improved her performance still further, finishing fifth overall.
She continued her progression in 2012, with victories at both the Vibram Natural Games Enduro in Millau, France, and the No Fuss Events iXS Macavalanche in Glencoe, Scotland. She also finished second at the Redbull 50/50 biathlon in the Cairngorms and third at Peaty’s Steel City Downhill competition in Sheffield. Already in 2013 she has won the Bluegrass Enduro Tour event in Castelbuono, Italy.
Born in December 1986 in Fort William, Scotland, Hannah got into mountain biking relatively late at the age of 18, and has been competing in the top events since 2008. However, mountain biking runs in the family - her brother Joe is currently one of the top Enduro World Series riders.
Now part of the Cut Media team, Hannah has decided to focus most of her energies on enduros after a number of years of mixing things up between the various disciplines. “The concept of multiple timed descents, with fitness playing an important part, really appeals to me,” she says. “The few enduros I have done in the past were great, technical riding and very sociable!”
- Age: 27
- Nationality: England
- Height: 1.63m
- Weight: 61kg