Hannah Barnes: NorthWest

December 12 2013

The thing about the unknown is it's so damn appealing.

The idea of finding a trail you've never ridden, a view you haven't seen and people you've never met, all the while picking up a few tales along the way is something that drives a lot of mountain bikers to head for the hills, to fill in the blanks on their mental maps. Hannah Barnes is one of those mountain bikers. It's fair to say Hannah has a definite competitive streak but it's also her curious nature that leads her to races all over Europe and to seek out new and interesting challenges in off-beat places. As Hannah finds as she heads west on her Five, you don't need to go too far from home to unwrap the unknown.

We're very proud to be associated with this film from Cut Media. We'd like to thank Stu Thomson and Hannah Barnes for getting us involved and helping us to live vicariously through them.

Here's to the unknown.

If you're after more NorthWest pick up a copy of the latest MBR magazine which features a great write up on the Cape Wrath trail. Then go do it yourself.

Photos by Andy McCandlish.


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