In this weeks Live To Ride
we continue our Scotland trip, driving down from the Highlands where we filmed with Ella Conolly we met with Lewis Buchanan at his home in Innerleithen. With just a few weeks till the EWS started back up, it was safe to say Lewis didn’t hold back on the trails.
Having competed in over 190 races across both downhill and enduro it is no surprise the speed Lewis was riding when we filmed, although he did admit to having two speeds, a race speed and a riding speed.
Innerleithen is located in the Tweed Valley just 30 miles south of Edinburgh. Lewis’s family made the move from the big city when Lewis was just 11 years old and it didn’t take long for him to discover biking after watching a race at the local downhill tracks.
The town has everything a professional mountain biker needs, from the downhill trails at Adrenaline Uplift
to raw enduro tracks behind the local golf course, it even boasts several coffee houses and bike shops on the high street.
With 2020 being a strange year and racing being on pause Lewis has been working hard to keep busy with things like his YouTube channel
where he offers insights into the life of a pro EWS racer. He shared with us his experience of setting up his own race programme this year and the challenges he faced.
Lewis has one of the more eye-catching bikes at the races with his Forbidden Druid and if you want to find out more about the bike we did a detailed bike check below.
With the EWS set to host a race in Innerleithen in 2021 a lot of eyes will be on Lewis, he’s excited to race in front of friends and family and admits this might be his best chance to win an EWS.
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Rider: Lewis Buchanan
Filming & Words: Nico Turner
/ Live To Ride
Photography: Kieran Kenney
Sponsor: TRP Cycling Components
/ Forbidden Bicycles.