Tahnée Seagrave presents #COPPARIDE

May 14th, 2015

By Andrew Dodd in Features

Tahnée Seagrave joins UK breast cancer charity CoppaFeel!

Tahnée Seagrave is one of the most exciting racers on the World Cup circuit at the moment, and is really making incredible progress considering 2014 was her first year in the Elite category. With a phenomenal year under her belt and a serious training regime, it’s merely a matter of time before she cements herself as a force to  be reckoned with – joining Rachel Atherton and Manon Carpenter as Britain’s leading ladies.


Tahnée in action – Photo by Keith Valentine

Check your boobs!

With the help from her sponsors, Tahnée is raising awareness by collaborating with breast cancer charity CoppaFeel to ensure woman start checking themselves regularly from a young age – as we’ve all learnt from research to date, it’s vital to catch cancer as soon as possible to ensure the best chance of a full recovery. CoppaFeel is an excellent charity that aims to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer – by ensuring that people know the signs and symptoms, what their breasts look like and how to identify abnormalities.

Currently 5% of diagnosed cases are already at stage IV with breast cancer being the secondly most commonly diagnosed cancer in women under 30 in the UK (181 new cases diagnosed and 12 deaths annually) CoppaFeel! Strives for a country where no one dies of breast cancer because of late detection or misdiagnosis. The charity was founded by Kris Hallenga who herself was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer in 2009, at the age of 23.


CoppaFeel founder Kris Hallenga with Tahnée Seagrave. Photo by Chris Bracewell.

As a sporting ambassador for the national breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel, Tahnée brings you #COPPARIDE – An exciting competition, with the aim of spreading the message to a new audience.

At this years UCI World Cup in Fort William Tahnée is giving away her one-off limited edition race bike, the kit she races in and a multitude of prizes – all kindly donated, purchased and custom made by her sponsors for the campaign.

By purchasing a wristband, you will be given a unique number and will be entered into the prize draw with ALL PROCEEDS going to CoppaFeel.


#COPPARIDE wrist bands are on sale now! | Photo by Chris Bracewell


Tahnée will draw the numbers from a hat after her race at the Fort William World Cup. There are only be 5000 numbers so there’s a great chance of winning. In the run up to the event, FMD Racing will share pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of the prizes you can win – with her Limited Edition Race Bike being revealed at the race.

Not only that but when you fill in the card and return it to the postal address, you will get another chance to win even more prizes. Check out the list below!

  1. TAHNEE SEAGRAVE’S LTD EDITION FORT BILL RACE BIKE : Featuring standard & custom parts from: Devinci Cycles, Marzocchi, Shimano, Schwalbe, DT Swiss, Ergon, MarshGuard, Works Components, Crank Brothers, SA Racing Springs & Racing Bros
  2. TAHNEE SEAGRAVE’S FORT WILLIAM RACE KIT: Custom Pink and Black Race Jersey, Shorts & Gloves from FoxHead Europe
  3. TAHNEE SEAGRAVE’S CUSTOM HELMET & GOGGLES: Custom Painted FoxHead Carbon Helmet by Element-9 and Goggles by Oakley
  4. A week riding with the pro’s at RUDE CHALETS in Morzine
  5. Something nice from UNIOR BIKE TOOLS
  6. A tasty watch from ROCKWELL WATCHES UK…
  7. Music on the go from UE Boom
  8. Keep it clean with DIECI-9
  9. Something comfy from B-Bag

When you complete and return the card, you can also win a watch from Rockwell watches and some cleaner from Dieci-9.

In addition to this supporters of the #COPPARIDE Hashtag campaign will be in with a chance of winning an all new SHIMANO SPORT CAMERA. The prize will go to the best Fort William pictures on Instagram tagged with the #copparide hashtag.

As if that’s not enough, there is also a Limited Edition Fort William 2015 Fox T-shirt. The proceeds of which will also go to CoppaFeel. These will go on-sale in the near future, announced via the FMD Racing social media platforms and will also available at the Fort William race.


It’s nice to see a young, talented racer like Tahnée Seagrave creating awareness for something as important as breast cancer amongst younger people. Photo by Chris Bracewell

So, if you fancy winning some amazing prizes and want to end up with the race bike of one of the best female downhill mountain bikers in the world. What you waiting for… #COPPARIDE!

And those that do not fancy winning – your donations are more than welcome.






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