Vince Major lives in Northamptonshire and has been riding mountain bikes since 1989. He is the founder, creator and author of MTB Epics’ routes, events and guide books.

His vast knowledge of good mountain bike areas in the UK stems from the fact that living in Northants, not being a mountain bike hotspot itself, has meant travelling to other areas to find and ride the best trails. One advantage of being in a central location also means relatively quick and easy access to other parts of the UK.

Vince has also acquired a wealth of experience in organising bike events since 2014 as well as countless day trips and weekends away, at home and abroad for friends and club mates. 

Other interests include following his local football team, Northampton Town, all over the country.

Bikes; Orange Stage 4, Genesis High Latitude 29er, and a Marin Pine Mountain custom built eBike.


Matthew Jones, originally from Lancashire but now resides near Bath in North Somerset with wife Sarah and their two young sons. 

He is an elite level MTB ultra racer who currently rides for Team JMC. His palmares include UK 24hr champion, European 24hr champion and a top ten finish at the WEMBO world champs.

Matthew first got involved with MTB Epics as a pre-event recce rider, though since 2022, he’s taken on more roles especially with social media and promoting events. More recently, he’s created an ‘ambassador programme’ that aims to promote our brand, but also to give something back to the ultra-cycling community.

Matthew’s other interests include creating renewable energy schemes in his area and he’s also keen to a spot of home DIY.

Bikes; Scott Spark, Trek Procaliber.



Kathryn Weaver, married to Vince, is an enthusiastic and motivational person with a ‘can do’ attitude. She is a bright and bubbly character who is an asset to have around when on and when planning events.

Though Kat enjoys riding bikes, her main passion is now Yoga, after injuries curtailed  her wakeboarding hobby. She was one of the UK’s top female wakeboarders in her category but now practices and teaches Yoga, especially the more energetic and acrobatic forms!

Bike; On-One Inbred HT.