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Mountain Biking UK - - HANNAH BARNES -

from an early age, MBUK colum­nist and Spe­cial­ized brand am­bas­sador Han­nah Barnes sought ad­ven­ture. At 15, she sailed across the At­lantic with her par­ents and brother. Two years later, she was liv­ing in Alaska work­ing for a sled dog rac­ing out­fit. Since then the pace hasn’t stopped, and it doesn’t look like it will any time soon. Han­nah’s de­sire to be out­side has al­ways been clear, whether for moun­tain bik­ing, run­ning or ski­ing. She’s en­joyed a var­ied rac­ing ca­reer that’s seen her do­ing eight-day cross-coun­try races in Colom­bia one week and rac­ing the En­duro World Series in Whistler the next.

As Han­nah has taken on a more am­bas­sado­rial role at Spe­cial­ized, her sum­mers have still largely been taken up with trav­el­ling far and wide, whether she’s lead­ing women’s rides in Gu­atemala or help­ing on trail build­ing days in Slove­nia. But when each trip comes to an end, she heads home to her favourite place – a lit­tle log cabin hid­den away in the hills of Fort Wil­liam, with her four-legged friend Lumi.

We caught up with Han­nah at home to see what life is like when she’s not on the road and found a unique and happy per­son who’s al­ways smil­ing and ap­pre­ci­at­ing ev­ery­thing and ev­ery­one around her, liv­ing in the mo­ment and en­joy­ing the small things in life. Here's what it's like to spend a day in the life of Han­nah Barnes...

THERE ARE PLENTY OF TOUGH, STEEP, NAT­U­RAL TRAILS THAT KEEP ME ON MY TOES! CLOSE BY, LAG­GAN AND THE CAIRN­GORMS BOTH HAVE SO MUCH FAN­TAS­TIC RID­ING

I LOVE BE­ING OUT­SIDE ALL DAY, THEN THE LOVELY TIRED, CON­TENT FEEL­ING YOU HAVE AF­TER­WARDS

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