Vitus Privateer Programme

Press Release 

The DirtFund Project announces major collaboration with Vitus Bikes
The DirtFund Project team are delighted to announce their first major brand collaboration - a key partnership with UK-based bike maker, Vitus!
The DirtFund Project Vitus Privateer Programme will see two riders, one male and one female, supported for the 2022 Race season with a brand-new Vitus bike, choosing from the Sommet, Dominer, or E-Sommet models.

Riders will also get to keep the bike at the end of season. Additionally, the successful riders will also receive: Strength Factory coaching and Muc-Off riding  kit to wear.


In order to be in contention, riders must be UK/Irish Enduro, eEnduro, or DH riders currently competing in the EWS, eEWS, or UCI Downhill World Cup, in qualifiers for these races, or in their respective National Series.


The DirtFund Project Founder Daniel O’Shea commented, ‘It’s just over a year since The DirtFund Project idea sparked in my head and it’s all exploded so quickly! It’s amazing to have Vitus on board to offer a new type of opportunity to UK and Irish privateer racers.’


Alex James, of Vitus added. The Vitus team are super stoked to be working with the legends at The DirtFund on such an exciting project. Supporting privateers is something that we are passionate about, and we can’t wait to get started.


The two project partners believe this to be a unique chance for two ambitious riders to each have a fully specced Vitus Bikes rig for the race season ahead, this is a major opportunity for two privateer racers fighting to make a name for themselves in 2022.


Applications have now closed and the two winning riders will be announced soon...Watch this space.