SYNDICATE TEAM: JOSH BRYCELAND

 
  • JOSH BRYCELAND
  • Full Name: Joshua Antonio Torres Bryceland
  • Nickname: Miami, Y.D.B.
  • Hometown: Poynton, UK
  • Height: 6ft
  • Weight: 161lbs/ 10:11 st
  • Hair color: Dark Brown
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Birthdate: 23/03/1990
  • Birthplace: Manchester, UK
  • High School: Poynton High
  • Favorite foods: Go faster pasta
  • Foods I hate: Haggis
  • Favorite drinks: Water/cider
  • Music: AC/DC
  • Best results: 7th Champery World Cup, 9th Maribor World Cup
  • Sponzori: SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE, FOX RACING SHOX, SHIMANO, ENVE COMPOSITES, MAXXIS, CLIF BAR, MUC-OFF, LIZARD SKINS, WTB, GORE RIDE-ON, CHRIS KING, BIRZMAN

    fox head, monster energy, smith optics, mrp, burgtec, action cameras

What's it like being on the Santa Cruz Syndicate?
2012 will be my 5th year on the Syndicate program, the team supports me so well Im stoked to be a part of it. From Kathys cooking to Grumpy old steve, its a mint time whereever we are.

When did you begin riding and why?
Since I was tiny I had always wanted to race motocross because that's what my dad and his friends all did, but I was too young and could only ride my motorbike on the weekend when dad took me somewhere. So mid-week I rode my pushbike around making engine noises.

Who influenced you?
There has definitely been more than one person who has influenced me along the way: Dirt, the video by MBUK was the first mountain bike video I watched when I was about 5. This had Steve Peat, Rob Warner, Jason McRoy and Will Longden in it. These are all people I have looked up to from the start.

Have you suffered any serious injuries from riding?
Yes, in 2004 I dislocated my hip riding in some local woods. I was in traction for 4 weeks in the hospital.

Other sports competed in and when:
Before I raced downhill I used to race motocross and I still really enjoy it when I get a chance. I was a member of a local golf club for a short while as well but it didn't last too long.

What are your strongest qualities as a racer?
I can perform well under pressure.

What are your current and future goals in racing?
I would like to be top 5 in the world.

What are you doing to achieve these goals?
Training hard, staying focused and believing in my self

What are your current and future goals in life?
Make a living out of the sport I love to do.

Describe your greatest cycling achievement to date:
Junior World Champion 2008, 2007Junior World Cup Champion, 13th overall 2009 World Cup Series. 2nd MSA world cup 2011, 10th overall world cup 2011

Describe your worst race or cycling experience: The First round of the national series in 2006, it was a bog top to bottom and I crashed 3 times in my race run. Getting a puncture at world champs this year was probably one of the most gutting/annoying things that has ever happened to me.

Describe your favorite race course:
It would have to be a mix of steep, technical and natural with some big jumps.

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