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Kelli Salone (Team Boss)

My Age: 46
I live in: Swindon, Wiltshire
My Plans: Race 4X, Down hill, Enduro, learn to jump again & inspire women to give it a go. 
My Aims: To Kick Ass.

About me:
20 year ago I raced all over the world for downhill and Dual, I was also a dirt jumper & very few women were jumping like me. After 10 years off my bike I decided to come back, start riding again.
Started Dame cycling and joined forces with Quidne IT race team with their help and support. We have managed to really inspire women to race and to help our team achieve their dreams.

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Katie Auld

My Age: 40
I live in: Forest of Dean
My Plans: Welsh Gravity Enduro Series, Hard Rock Enduro & Southern XC
My Aims: To gain race experience & complete without crashing. Concentrate on improving fitness, skills and technical ability. Much is needed in each area! 

About me:
Excited to be in Dame/Quidne IT team as it is something I had dreamed of achieving in my early 20's & a serious cycling accident dashed all hopes, 
Then complicated by respiratory issues leaving me unable to cycle for many years. So my dream has finally arrived, 20 years later. I just want to enjoy this year with the Dame/Quidne IT team, enjoy the sponsorship & try and do everyone proud over this coming race session.

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John Lord

My Age: 41
I live in: Gloucester
My Plans: 4X, Downhill & XC

About me:
I have been competing, 4X 17 years, Downhill 18 years, XC 23 years.
I have been racing for Dame cycling/Quidne-IT for 3 years now, it's a great team & great sponsors a real family, that inspire others to try racing.

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Ami Grindley

My Age: 29
My Plans: Pearce cycles Downhill series & European Downhill race. Hope to qualify for worlds. going to try my hand at a few Enduros & the 4X series. 
My Aims: To work harder than last season on & off the bike. Gain a higher overall British ranking. 

About me:
In 2016 I finished 2nd in the overall Pearce Downhill series. I'm looking forward to working with Dame Cycling/Quidne IT, Kelli & the rest of the team to all Achieve our goals for the coming season.

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Melanie Nice

My Age: 29
I live in: Cheltenham
My Plans: 4X, Downhill & bmx

About me:
I have just started racing for Dame Cycling/Quidne IT last year and i love it.

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Helen Matravers

My Age: 45
I live in: Gloustershire
My Plans: XC Series and Team Events

About me:
I broke my neck a year ago on my bike but I am back riding and this year will be trying racing again. I think I inspire people to keep going keep looking forward and keep living life to the full.

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Maddy Salone Howel

My Age: 9
I live in: Swindon
My Plans: Race BMX and try some MTB races.

About me:
I would like to be as good as my mum then better. I am also excited & I cannot wait to get out there and get some trophies.

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Pippa How

My Age: 11
I live in: <tbd> 
My Plans: 4x, downhill, enduro, mtb plus triathlons
My Aims: To enjoy my first year racing Mountain Bike.

About me:
Mad dash winter series 16/17 rd1 -2nd place in under 12
Chicksands dual 10th place  10-13yrs
Schwalbe British 4x rd1 rippers 7th
Schwalbe British 4x rd2 rippers 7th 

Been competing in the south central tri series for the last 3yrs for my school team. Love riding trail centers in wales and the lake district but fod and Woburn are my favourites.

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