Who would you loved to have raced against or ridden with
“I only rode with him a few times but Stevie was pretty special”
Your opinion on E-Bikes?
“Never ridden one. If I want an engine I get on my motocross bike!”
What’s your favourite wheel size?
“I’m not too bothered, I have always ridden BMX so its cool switching wheel sizes.”
What life lessons has Mountain biking taught you?
“Patience. You have to learn to take the highs with the lows, getting injured teaches you to be patient and get healed up properly.”
Who doesn’t get the credit they deserve in the industry?
“The trail builders, without them a lot of people would have nothing to ride. Speaking from experience people have no idea how many hours go into a good section, especially when its being ridden on a commercial level like Whistler.”
What’s been the most questionable thing to come out of mountain biking?
“Camelbaks, my life long hate.
What’s been the best track you’ve ridden?
“The early years at Fort William were pretty cool.”
How would you change World Cup downhill?
“World Cups are always going to be about speed, flat out speed, and that’s fine, but the guys and girls that are racing them are the best in the world and sometimes the jumps etc. they build are a little questionable.
These are the best riders in the world. Some of the riders should remember that as well. World Cups are not about taking part, if you’re not at the level then you shouldn’t be there.”
What do you still want to achieve in mountain biking?
“To help build the UK scene, and help young kids get into the sport, I am currently working on a cool project in The Dyfi that will be a step towards this with plenty of room to expand.”
What do you want to see more of from the Dirt website?
What do you hope the next 20 years brings for mountain biking?
“Better access to fast and technical tracks, and a clearer route for kids to follow who want to start racing World Cups….That’s my goal anyway.”