The Dirt Fund Are On the Hunt for New Partners.

With over fifty grand in cash and bikes given to privateers to date, The Dirt Fund Project are on the look out for new partners for the next stage of the programme.

Four new riders get a healthy upward shove with the latest round of grants from The Dirt Fund and the founders are looking for new partners to help them keep the good times going.

As the mountain bike world rides out a turbulent period the lads over at The DirtFund Project are bringing a bit of hope to four Privateer riders for the 2024 season.

Having given away over €50k in cash, bikes, and equipment since starting in 2020, Dan and Tom are continuing their voluntary effort to support Privateer Enduro and DH riders from Ireland and the UK.

After a second successful bike raffle late last year, another €4k was raised and an open application process was launched in February 2024. As always, the demand was high and the quality of the applications continues to impress.

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The four chosen riders who will each receive a grant of €/£1000 are:

The riders are free to use the funds for whatever purpose they decide as they look to develop their craft and gain better results.

This is the latest support from The DirtFund Project who so far, with the generous support of the MTB community, have achieved the following in just over three years:

  • Bike Raffle One, 2021: Raised €6000 and distributed six €/£1000 grants to Privateer riders in Ireland and the UK
  • The DirtFund Vitus Privateer Programme 2022: With major support from Vitus bikes, gave three Privateer riders top-end bikes for their race season as well as clothing from Uncrafted and coaching from The Strength Factory Coach.
  • The DirtFund Vitus Privateer Programme 2023: In a second year of partnership with Vitus bikes, gave three Privateer riders top-end bikes for their race season as well as equipment from Wahoo, clothing from Dirtlej & Uncrafted, and coaching from The Strength Factory Coach.
  • Bike Raffle Two, 2023: Raised €4000 and distributed six €/£1000 grants to Privateer riders in Ireland and the UK
  • Features: Articles in the awesome Misspentsummers publications, MBUK

With the unfortunate news over at Vitus bikes, Dan and Tom are now actively seeking a new partner for the next phase of The DirtFund Privateer Programme.

Everything to date has been achieved with a budget of exactly zero, Tom and Dan’s passion for helping young athletes achieve their dreams is all that is making this happen.

If you want to get involved in The Dirt Fund, fire them an email here, get in touch through via Instagram here.


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