In our travels we sometimes come across riders who enjoy our type of riding and have more time than us to write about their adventures.
These inspirational and hardy individuals take our bikes and put them through their paces in races, events and personal challenges around the world, providing great feedback about what woks and what doesn’t.
They’re also very kind to us and often bring coffee and cake to Shand HQ when they visit and you can read more about them below.
Ex British MTB Champion in 2013 and GB representitive in the World MTB Championships and Scottish representative in the Commonwealth Games, Lee has a wealth of experience on the mountain bike as well as road racing.
Lee is also a qualified adolescent cycletherapist and co-founder of the Adventure syndicate, a group of extraordinary women working hard to encourage and challenge what others think they are capable of through cycling.
Former London cycle courier, Emily gave up the city life to cycle round the world and the length of Alaska in the depths of winter. A prolific writer online and in print, Emily has published a book about her adventures and has also competed in the Transcontinental Race across Europe, finishing first in the women's field.
Emily is also a co-founder the Adventure syndicate and can be found taking part and competing in events and races around the world on her Stooshie.
Resident in Wales with his family, Ian enjoys off-road endurance riding and extends his riding skills to include bivvy and mountain craft.
Ian rides a Shand Bahookie 29er and Stooshie and is sometimes referred to as the other half of Wildcat Gear who make rather splendid bikepacking bags.
Paul lives with his partner in the North of England and is a big fan of US long-distance dropbar gravel events such as The Dirty Kanza 200. SO much so that he now organizes many off-road drop bar cycle events in the UK such as the Dirty Reiver. Paul rides his Shand Stoater often in different experimental component setups.