Name: Darrell Axford
Role: Owner/Director/Driver/Oddjob man
Blurb: Originally from Portsmouth, Darrell is from a background in engineering. After his apprenticeship in Portsmouth dockyard, he spent a further 3 years before moving on to a job building aircraft engines and wasted another 5 years of his life. This was the catalyst that drove him to Wales, to follow his dream. In May 2006, Cwmdown was formed...
He loves riding DH on his new Scott Gambler 10, but is equally at home on the trail bike. You'll also find him out on the local mountains tearing it up on the Dirtbike, all legal of course. Has also now started surfing.
Bike: Scott Gambler 2013, Scott Spark 29er, Santacruz Blur 4X and a KTM 250EXCF Sixday.
Favourite trail: For DH, anything rooty, steep and natural. For trail riding, Cwm Rhaeadr, Nant y Arian, or some of the sneaky local trails are pretty cool. I really miss Abercarn DH though...
If in doubt, go flat out!