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Joe Barnes sets up Hazzard Racing and returns to his roots with Orange Bikes

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Lachlan Blair and Fergus Lamb join forces with former Canyon Factory Racing Team member Joe Barnes a.k.a. “Top Chief” to create all-new Hazzard Racing ‘Emporium’ aboard single-pivot UK-made Orange (yellow, actually) Bikes.

Hazzard(ous) Racing

Kick back with a cuppa and watch the unusually told story of the birth of Hazzard Racing, featuring a robed Pete Scullion, and obligatory muddy rut slapping.

In 2019 the team are set to take on the EWS and Scottish Enduros, and much to our delight, they’ll be making plenty of edits over the season so we can while away the hours, wishing we could ride turns like that.

The Top Chief himself destroying turns in his Scottish homeland

Here’s the chat from Orange Bikes

Orange Bikes are proud to announce that Joe Barnes and the Hazzard Racing team will coming onboard from January 2019.

We’re really excited to be welcoming Joe and his baeys back into the Orange fold – it’s fantastic news and we can’t wait to see all the plans on the table come to fruition. Part of those plans include racing at events that Joe’s schedule has previously prevented him from doing, along with a host of other Hazzardous Material coming your way. So stay tuned and watch this space for further news.

In the meantime, we can tell you that along with Joe Barnes, the key Hazzard Racing Team members will include Lachlan Blair (a.k.a. “the Mexican”) and Fergus Lamb (a.k.a. “Fergybaby”).


Famously riders of the unrideable and builders of mystical unbuildable trails the Hazzard boys are a force of nature. Whether bringing their talents to race tracks across the globe, or smashing secret turns in the back of beyond, we know we’re in for a top ride. Here’s the core team members.


Joe Barnes: @top_chief – The Hazzard frontman, Lead rider and manager. An veritable MTB guru, Joe will direct and edit the Hazzard video output as well as bringing his racing skills to selected UK and International events.


Lachlan Blair: @lachlanblair – Lachlan is the up and coming talent who’s destined for big things. Natural flair and determination in everything he does.

2018 MacAvalanche king joins Hazzard Racing

Fergus Lamb: “Whats instagram?” – While Fergus will be joining the gang on Hazzard film trips and UK race events, Ferg will be bringing his unique uniqueness to the mix. Ferg is also Scottish Moto Enduro champion 2017 and sitting 2nd for 2018 and important for the Hazzard team standing for more than just MTB and pushing boundaries everywhere.

The team will be mixing EWS Enduro and DH racing with filming adventures in that special way that only the Hazzard dudes can. On top of that the team will be bringing some innovative initiatives into play bringing an inclusive vibe so that riders of all ages can get involved.

They will be riding a variety of Orange Bikes from the range including our E.P.O. e-bikes (more on that to follow too).


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