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    Preston Williams: Downhill Racer

    Ambassador Stories

    Photographer Ian Lean caught up with Preston Williams to learn more about what it's like to race against your icons, the bikes and equipment that keeps him going and his favourite locations to race.

    Photography and interview courtesy of Ian Lean

    Q.  Firstly, not many people will know this but you’ve come onto the mtb scene having competed at a high level in schoolboy MotoX. How do you find the transition to DH racing? What have been your noticeable differences?

    A.     I found moving from mx to mtb went really smooth for me as the techniques crossover really well, so I’ve always felt comfortable as soon as I started racing mtb! I noticed I’ve always been really strong on a mtb and I think that’s where I’m used to throwing around a much heavier bike.

    The Kit

    Take a look at some of the kit Preston uses when competing in World Cup Downhill races in more detail.