Press Release: Intense Racing UK
With Intense Racing UK’s official 2019 team edit landing today, we can properly introduce this year’s roster, which consists of team manager and elite rider Olly Morris, elite rider Joe Breeden, junior rider Morgan Tyrrell and mechanic Andy Lund.
2019 marks Intense Racing UK’s third year on the circuit with PUSH Industries and Peaty’s being added to the team and Saddleback’s ranks. For those playing catch-up, the team was launched in 2017, after Saddleback really began to push into mountain biking with Intense and Troy Lee Designs joining ENVE and Chris King in the distributor’s stable of brands. At the time, the decision of how best to celebrate a growing MTB focus was easy.
Intense Racing UK was born and right from the off, the team riders got stuck into the racing and the results started to pour in with wins at British Nationals, national champs, EWS qualifiers, top 20s in World Cups and a second at the DH World Championships in Australia.
Going into year three, the team is focused around three riders. Team manager, elite rider and coach Olly Morris returns, bringing along his unique blend of laid-back focus and racing wisdom that provides the ideal mentorship for his younger charges. Joe Breeden is also back, racing elite and hungry for results after a catastrophic, knee-shattering landing put an end to his 2018 ambitions.
Finally, Morgan Tyrrell takes the team’s junior slot, the young rider’s dedication and patience are being rewarded with ever-growing composure and speed on the race course. Meanwhile, Andy Lund brings a wealth of experience as a top-drawer race mechanic who’s just as at home on the trails as in the pits.