Wideopenmag almuni Hutch and Christo have partnered with Giant Bikes for 2021 and beyond to launch The Contour Collective.
Hutch and Christo go into the 2021 season as The Contour Collective with some grand plans for the year ahead.
Read the full press release below.
This is an exciting move for both riders who have founded The Contour Collective with the aim to bring more people into mountain biking, share content to help riders explore and progress their riding while continuing to race as two of the fastest UK enduro riders.
They want to show the world how fun, friendly and accessible mountain biking can be and create content that gets people outside to unlock their potential at the same time. Their mission is to create and share educational, inspiring and compelling content for cyclists.
‘I’m excited to launch the Contour Collective as a rider/racer owned project working closely with some amazing brands to share my riding and racing experience to help more riders into mountain biking. We have both hugely benefited from having mountain biking in our lives and want to create content which helps increase participation and help others develop in the sport. While we’ll continue to race we want to give back to the sport through The Contour Collective and the resources we’ll be working on in 2021.’ Chris Hutchens
With various trail and location resources planned along with Youtube content and the recently launched Derailed Podcast, hosted by Morgy Bear (Morgan Gulland), the Contour Collective will have something for everyone.
“I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Hutch and also support Morgy Bear bring something new to the ever growing world of podcasts. We have some new ideas for content and will also be continuing to race in the UK and at some International events when we’re allowed to. It’s amazing to be launching the The Contour Collective at such an exciting time in the bike industry, with so many people getting into cycling. I hope we can help a lot of people unleash their potential.” Christo Gallagher
2021 will see videos coming most weeks and a new and exciting podcast concept being launched later in the year. So far the podcasts have featured a range of UK riders with a little Irish charm coming soon. Topics have ranged from eating disorders, equality in mountain biking, riders wages, racing as a father, being delusional about making it big time and how to get into riding as a female.