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1st Year World Cup Elite Racer

Team: 555 Gravity Racing

Age: 18

Recent Results 2021

National Ranking at the end of 2021: 3rd

IXS European Downhill Cup Round 3 Maribor, Slovenia: 7th

Scottish Downhill Championships 2021 Fort William, UK: 3rd

Scottish Downhill Association round 3 Glenshee, UK: 3rd

HSBC UK National Dh Series Round 4 Antur Stiniog, UK: 5th


Selected for the GBCT as a first year Junior at World Cup round 1 in Lousā - race cancelled.


Selected for the GBCT for the UCI MTB World Championships in Leogang - unable to take up place due to finance and logistics challenges with COVID-19.


● 3rd at the 2021 British National Downhill Championships (Junior)
● 14th at the UCI MTB World Championships in Val di Sole, Italy (Junior)
● 17th at Mercedes-Benz UCI MTB World Cup round 2 in Les Gets, (Junior)
● 3rd British National DH ranking for 2021
● 3rd overall Youth Category in the 2019 HSBC UK National Downhill Series. (3 out of 5 podiums)
● 3rd in my first IXS 2019 European Downhill Cup in Pila, Italy, Pro U17 category.
● 2nd 2019 Scottish DH Series and 2 nd Scottish Champs. (3 out of 4 podiums)
● 1st 2018 Scottish DH Youth Champion and overall Series winner. (3 out of 5 podiums)
● 2018 and 2019 selected for Scottish Cycling R.A.C.E Downhill Development Programme coached by Ben Cathro and several other Scottish Cycling national performance coaches.


I have built and continue to grow a good following and understand the importance of partnerships with companies ensuring I represent them and their products well and any successes achieved are shared widely. Over the last 5 years I have been very proactive in promoting the brands that have supported me on my racing journey and marketing them to a new audience. Some images from my instagram account can be found opposite.




Ryan Brannen




Qualify at all of the World Cup rounds.



Top 10 at the British National DH Championships.



Top 5 in the British National Downhill Series Overall.



Top 3 in the Scottish DH Championships .




I am an 18 year old living in Scotland who loves mountain biking. Having raced since I was 9 moving my way up through the ranks on the national circuit, 2022 will see me transferring into the Elite category. For the 2021 season I joined the newly formed UCI MTB Team 555 Gravity Racing and took on my first year racing on the World Cup Circuit as a 2nd Year Junior rider. My goal is to become a professional elite athlete racing at the highest level in the World Cups. I understand what it takes to achieve this dream and have worked extremely hard over the last few years to move closer to the top. I finished the 2021 season as one of the top Junior riders in Scotland and the UK whilst gaining top 15 at the DH World Championships - the goals I had set myself at the beginning of the year.

Outwith racing I have successfully achieved the UKCC level 1 Cycle Coaching qualification and was one of the youngest in the UK to do so at age 15. I am currently working towards my level 2 qualification where my aim is to progress into an mtb specific award. I coach at Falkirk Junior Bike Club, age groups 4-12, which has over 150 riders competing in various disciplines including DH. In addition I was successful in being chosen as one of nine young people to be on the first ever Scottish Cycling Young People's Panel where I used my DH racing experience and achievements to encourage more young riders to enter the sport.

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