Rob Welch

The photo you see on your left is the first I saw of Rob Welch. It made my jaw drop. I thought I could boost a reasonable air until this appeared on my screen. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone on a MTB go higher out of a quarter.

The second time I saw him was at Terminal 1, blasting at mach 5 around the park. Despite only having seen photos he was instantly recognisable. As well as flow and a smooth effortless style, he has a host of big tricks on lock, including tuck no hander twists, flips and can-can whips.

He has recently been hooked up with Diamondback, and continues to improve each time I see him ride. Rob doesn’t just ride park. He is a hot contender for the King of Dirt series this year, so if you’re competing you’re in for a tough time beating this guy.


Living in: Nottingham

Years riding: I learnt to ride a bike when i was 5...

Sponsors: Five-two race team/ Diamondback, Dynamic style clothing

Style or tricks? stylish tricks...

Music: Anything!!

Favourite riding spot: Radcliffe on trent

Favourite rider(s): Semenuk, Soderstrom

Favourite quote/advice/motto: "just do it"

Interesting fact about yourself/the world: I can do 1 footer's.

2011 highlight(s): Getting hooked up!, riding almost everyday all year!


Ride (date) 01/01/2012

Ride (spot) Radcliffe on Trent.

People you rode with: THE, Tom Justice!

Trick: Probably a 360 or something!

Case: Airing the big qaurter at Corby, i remember this because it ended badly!

Overshoot/flat-landing: flipping the volcano at Radcliffe, a wee bit too fast....

Slam: Airing the qaurter at corby...

Injury/wound: Same again! nice big elbow.

Bike fail/break: Snapped bars.

New trick/line: Suicide to b's!

Thing that scared you: Manning up to 720 a jump at Woburn.

Funny moment: So so many, probably attempting to back flip a scooter...

Plans/goals for 2012:

Start entering comps and continue to enjoy riding my bike!

Best BMX edit you’ve seen this year?

Best MTB edit you’ve seen this year?

Photo: Ryan Taylor

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Lewis Richards
Jay Cowley
Aidan Horn
Seb Yates
Daryl Brown
Luke Wyatt
Ollie Palmer
Jack Fogelquist
Harry Mills Wakeley 
Martyn Tambling
Rob Welch
Jamie Skinner
Sam Reynolds
Tom Kilcoyne
Jamie Taylor