Date of birth:
Aberllefenni, Machynnleth, UK
GT Bicycles, Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport, Red Bull, One Industries, Silverline Tools, Shimano, Continental, GoPro, Fox Racing Shox, Muc-off, Oakley, SRM, Harris & Ross Physio, Stans No-tubes, Hope,
Riding Moto, Digging, BMX


Hello,I am a professional Mountain bike rider who wishes he was a farmer.


  • 2004: 4X National Champion 1st
  • 2008: 4X World Cup Rd 7, Schladming 2nd
  • 2008: 4X World Cup Rd 2, Andorra 1st
  • 2012: Maxi Avalanche, Andorra 1st
  • 2012: Superenduro Pro 6, Finale Ligure 1st
  • 2012: Asia Pacific Challenge 1st
  • 2013: Mountain of Hell 3rd
  • 2013: Megavalanche 3rd

INTERVIEW 2014.09.22

What are you looking for to accomplish?

To be remembered as one of the best all round riders in the world.

"Colorado USA. Sven Martin"

What would be your greatest achievement?

Winning the 4X World Cup in 2008

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

Enduro has a lot of different elements that a rider has to train himself for. It can be hard to manage being as fit as a Cross country rider while keeping your skill level as high as the top Downhill riders.

"Colorado USA. Sven Martin"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

Enduro is so gnarly. The goal is always to pull together 6 or 7 perfect runs – to get as close to that at every stage of every race is what motivates me – it’s what I aspire to.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

Around my new home in the Dyfi valley, the riding there is unreal.

"Colorado USA. Sven Martin"

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

I work really closely with our team coach Alan Milway, the most important thing in an athlete’s progression is that collaborative relationship with his coach.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

The nerves always hit me the night before –it’s the thought of all the unknown challenges that a new race will bring. Once race day dawns and I’m into the actual event, I’m fine.

"La Thuile Sven Martin"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My dad – he’s invested so much time in all three of us.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Never to quit.

"La Thuile Sven Martin"

What are your future plans?

More Enduro! Plus loads of work of young and emerging riders.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Be patient – don’t rush, consider each move on your bike and don’t try to go too fast before you have a section or a move sorted. Above all have fun.

"Dan Atherton"