Team Aston Hill.
Aston Hill as a venue needs no introductions these days, and if you're a regular to the UK downhill circuit you will no doubt have heard of Team Aston Hill.
This year's team line up sees a mixture of new and old home-grown talent. This year looks to be an exciting one with Meghan dominating almost every race she entered last year, and looking to only improve. Alfie suffered an injury last year and is just looking to enjoy the race season, and get back up to speed. Josh in the juniors is also looking to have another solid season, with ambitions of being within the top 10 of the BDS and top 5 at Pearce overall. Ellen, the newest member of the squad who's racing in the youth female category is aiming for as many top three finishes at the BDS. And finally but not least, Joe, the team manager gets to enjoy the category of Vets. His goals for this year are to be in the top 12 at the BDS.
Running a small team like Aston Hill has its challenges. It's because of the hard work that people like Joe put into working with sponsors and the up-and-coming youth of today, that we have such a strong UK presence on the world downhill scene. Of course, all this wouldn't be possible without the sponsors of Team Aston Hill, and we'd like to thank them for showing their support.
Special thanks to this year's Team Sponsors:
Marzocchi - Bell Bike Helmets - Zyro Fisher - Ion - Mudhugger - Lovelo Cycle Works - Squirt Chain Lube - Invisiframe - Friction Media - Decade Europe Ltd - 100% - Ison distribution - Firecrest Mountain Biking - Orange Bikes - Hope - Unior ToolsTeam Manager Joe Killner
Racing Category: VeteransJosh Mead
Expectations for this coming year: Top 12 at Nationals and top 5 at National champs, at least top 5 at locals
Favourite thing to do during my downtime: Clean, my bike, look at my bike, order new bike parts and er I don’t actually get downtime lol
Favourite Downhill track/location: Bala – Wales, Fast, techy, jumps has the lot
Favourite ice cream; Neopolitan
Racing Category; JuniorOrange Bikes - Bell Bike Helmets - 100% - IONAlfie Killner
Expectations for this coming year; Top 10 at BDS, Top 5 at Pearce, 15% of fastest time at IXS, Fastest time at Aston Hill
Favourite thing to do during your downtime; Dig at Leatherhead trails/Jimmy's
Favourite Downhill track/location; Surrey hills
Favourite ice cream; Cookies and cream
Racing Category; SeniorMeghan Harris
Expectations for this coming year; To enjoy the season after breaking my leg last year
Favourite thing to do during your downtime; Ride one of my hardtails, either at Surrey Hills or down my local trails
Favourite Downhill track/location; Schladming
Favourite ice cream; Ben and Jerry's Blondie Brownie
Racing Category; Junior Woman Ellen Flewitt
Expectations for this coming year; National podiums and compete in a World Cup if selected, also just have general fun on the bike!
Favourite thing to do during your downtime; Go to the gym, Go for walks, Beach, Surfing
Favourite Downhill track/location; Egypt at Gawton Gravity Hub in Devon.
Favourite ice cream; Ben and Jerry's phish food.
Racing Category; Youth FemaleEllen FlewittAlife Killner
Expectations for this coming year; This season I am aiming to get as many BDS top 3s as I can and of course, I'd love to do well at National Champs.
Favourite thing to do during my downtime; I like to paint and draw when I'm not riding but I love to get stuck into a good book every once in a while. Saying that - biking will always win out and if I'm not downhilling, you'll usually find me on the enduro bike or at the pumptrack.
Favourite Downhill track/location; I really like Gawton for some technical riding but my favourite race track has to be Moelfre - I can't explain why but we just clicked.
Favourite ice cream; There's no two ways about it - it has to be mint choc chip.