Neil has in the past few years established himself as one of the best all round mountain bike riders. Having been a pro for 10 years travelling the world racing bikes and doing photo and video shoots Neil has competed at the very highest level racing World Cup Downhill from 2000 to 2009, finishing 10th at the Megavalanche and then embarking on a successful Enduro career where he became UK Gravity Enduro champion in 2012. Neil has also featured in many Mountain Bike films such as the Sprung videos, Earthed series, Between The Tapes and First.
WHY DID YOU GET INTO MOUNTAIN BIKING?
I saved up my paper round money and I wanted a BMX or a motocross bike but my school friends convinced me to buy a Mountain Bike. Within 2 weeks I had entered a DH race at the local woods and the rest is history. I got my BMX and my Motocross bike a few years later and now consider myself a bike rider that happens to ride a Mountain Bike the most.
Race Disciplines- Enduro + DH
Height- 5 10
Weight- 11 Stone
Favourite Place to ride- I have loads of great trails around Shropshire that keep me busy but i also like to get up to North Wales and i loved Whistler when i went there. As well as the bike park we rode a trail out at the top of the peak called ‘Ride don’t Slide’ which was great, really natural and technical.
- 2012 UK Gravity Enduro Champion
- 6 Medals at Elite British DH Championships
- 10th Place at Megavalanche
- Junior National Champion
- Multiple top 10 finishes at World Cup DH
- CTC Trail Leader
- CTC Skills Instructor
- CTC Jumps and Drops Skills Instructor
- Full CRB check
- REC First Aid qualified