Biographies

Jenny Mayhew

Job : Pure Mountains founder and guide

Bike Experience : Cycling all her life. 20 odd years' mountain biking. Endurance and enduro racing. OTC qualified guide.

Loves : Finding and sharing new trails, the first beer after a dusty ride.

Hates : Mud and traffic.

Hobbies : Rescuing stray dogs. Improving Spanish. 

Previous Life : Lawyer in Bristol, UK

Tim Kirkus

Job : Pure Mountains founder and guide

Bike Experience : All sorts of mountain biking. Keen MTB marathon and stage racer. Winner of category at La Rioja Bike Race 2017 and 2018. OTC qualified guide and leader trainer.

Loves : Fixing bikes. Mountains. Making beer.

Hates : Grey skies.

Hobbies : Cycling.

Previous Life : Actor, trapeze artist, sailor, mainly in the UK.

Arantxa

Job : Masseuse, specialising in therapeutic massage.

Loves : Nature and mountain walking.

Hobbies : Playing guitar and dancing.

Tatiana

Job : Visiting Pure Mountains hiking guide

Experience : Hiking and ski guide working in Sierra Nevada, Patagonia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kamtjatka and the Alps

Loves : Getting to know people and places. Sun, snow, jokes and strong coffee.

Hates : Beaching low vehicles on bumpy tracks.

Hobbies : Languages.

Previous Life : From the corporate world to dive master in Mexico.

Molly

Job : Pure Mountains dog.

Experience : Unfortunately, not very keen on bikes.

Loves : Bones.

Hates : Wasps.

Hobbies : Barking at shepherds.

Previous Life : Puppy.

Coco

Job : Pure Mountains apprentice dog.

Experience : Limited, but very keen to run with the bikes.

Loves : Attention.

Hates : Being on her own.

Hobbies : Badgering Molly.

Previous Life : Street puppy.