Bikes in the Blood: Will Longden

Will Longden is without doubt a living, walking, riding bit of mountain bike history. Don’t get me wrong, he’s it’s not that he’s old it’s just that he’s been at the very heart of the industry for well over a decade as a pro-rider, a team manager, a contributor in the mags, an event organiser and god knows what else!

Like most people, I think I first saw Will ride on the MBUK videos ‘Getta Grip’ or ‘Chain Spotting’. Back then he was out tearing up the Sheffield trails as a young lad looking fast as hell and riding like a rock star.

These days, he’s quietened down a bit to work for UK distributor Hotlines … but is still racing 4X and – proving he’s still got what it takes – just won the overall Elite NPS4X title.  Here’s our interview with Will the Thrill.

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Thanks to Andy Dunwoody for the photos and to our 4X teamer Dave Thomason for the words. Big thanks also to Will for taking the time to talk to us!