Biography

I started coaching professional racers after graduating at The University of Birmingham in 2003. A simple advert placed in the Trials and Motocross News started my career in training British Motocross racers, and within a year I was training a number of top 10 British Championship racers and writing a monthly article for Dirt Bike Rider magazine. This developed to working with Motocross academies, Youth racers and GP racers.

Having been a Pro-Elite Downhill Mountain Bike racer at National level myself, I also then started to work with a number of mountain bike racers, and through this I met a young Danny Hart and started to coach him when he was 15. I was coaching Danny for a number of years through to him becoming Downhill World Champion in 2011.

I am a consultant for The University of Birmingham’s Performance Sport department; liaising between practitioners and coaches to ensure the most effective delivery of performance support to athletes and teams.

I also deliver Lectures at The University of Coventry on their BCs and MSc Sports Science courses.

Other career highlights include:

Coaching Manon Carpenter to her World Championship in 2014

 


 

Coaching Atherton Racing from 2013-2016 where Rachel was World Champion in 2013, 2015, 2016 and Gee was World Champion in 2014.

 


 

Coaching Joe Breeden to Junior World Silver Medal in 2017.

 


 

Delivering a winter testing and training camp to The Santa Cruz Syndicate – Greg Minnaar, Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier in 2019.

 


 

Strength and Conditioning coach to Greg Minnaar for his incredible 22nd World Cup win and 2nd place at Lousa, Portugal, 2020.

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