Katy Curd Coaching, the Privateer Young Guns, new race team.

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Posted: Nov 24, 2022 at 23:17 Quote
Today’s update is the biggest one we've had with regards to weeksy08 and his racing.


A month or so ago we got an email when chatting which was very much out of the blue.

Since then it's been more and more mails, more discussions and more in the way of the plot thickening.

But the announcement today is that weeksy08 has signed to the newly created team of Katy Curd Coaching and the Privateer Young Guns.

Katy Curd Coaching. Katy has been waiting for years to be able to make this happen and I can't put into words just how proud we are to be part of the squad. It'll be a 3 rider team, he'll competing in DH and Enduro in 2023. Katy is an absolutely infectious personality and her passion comes out in spades every time we speak.

Both ourselves and her have long term goals, aims and dreams and they've all magically aligned and this opportunity has come up for us to race for her. Part of this team brings masses of coaching, guiding, on-course, off-course, at various locations and even on-race tuition, coaching and assistance. This will push James higher and harder, along with personal training and physical development to get him to the next level. It's going to be absolutely epic.

2023 we've got various targets, he will be DH racing in British National Downhill Series and Pearce DH events.Alongside that he will be racing in Southern Enduro series along with the Haibike Enduro series for 2023.

One of the other aims and goals is obviously Social Media content and progressing his development of all forms of media to enhance his personal profile. With this in mind, Instagram tagging, YouTube, Facebook etc will become an integral part of the future for the lad along with providing riding content on a regular basis. As you'll be aware, he's a very very stylish rider and jumper, so with a bit of time and effort he should be able to get some pretty impressive pics and videos.



@weeksy08 on Instgram (please add the boy on Insta to increase his profile, he'll be entertaining, I promise you that.)





Sunday brought the first meeting of the team, all getting their new kit and starting to find their friendships within the crew. This was really one of the easiest parts as Katy has chosen her riders really well. They’re all really nice kids, polite, attentive and you can see how they formed bonds quickly, playing off each others’ strengths.

The boy is working hard on training, fitness and core while off the bike, taking various classes on conditioning and developing his strength. As soon as he's back on the bike we've got days of uplift planned at all Pearce Racing event sites. Plus numerous coaching sessions with Katy and her team. We're waiting for dates for 2023 to come out for both the National Downhill Series along with Pearce events. Southern Enduro events will be taken as 'B' events, not meaning they're less important to his development but with the National and Pearce being the 'A' events, they will be giving different priorities in terms of booking.

We'll be spending quite a few hours on the road next year I think, with events in Scotland and Wales being fairly high up in the calendar, but we're very much looking forward to it.

Katy for anyone who doesn't know runs and owns

https://www.katycurdcoaching.com/ She raced at World Cup level obtaining multiple podiums in DH along with a pile of British Championships. But for us, it's her personality and coaching that meant within minutes of her offer, it was signed and sealed within the family and a response of "YES" was sent to her. The boy has been coached by her for a few years and we've tried other coaches, other courses but every time we've asked him “Let's go to Katy" is always his answer. She sees something in him and he sees something in her that means they have a brilliant bond.

He will currently be racing DH on his GT Furys, both the newer 2019 bike as his primary machine, now kitted up with the Rockshox Boxxer forks and Hope Pro4 wheels. Alongside that will be the older 2018 GT Fury, ready to roll with a 'muddy' setup, but its main function will be a a race spare.
For the Enduro races he'll be on a Privateer 141 very kindly supplied by Katy and Privateer bikes, he's really looking forward to this and hopefully the differences in terrain, fitness, strength etc of racinf Enduro will obviously also help with the DH racing.

Let’s see what 2023 brings !

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