Video: Joey Gough's Top 40 Clips As She Approaches 40

Jan 21, 2021
by missjoeygough  
Views: 9,310    Faves: 35    Comments: 21


Words by Joey Gough

When I turned 30, I realised how fast time was beginning to fly by. I intended be riding for as much of my life as possible, but I questioned how long it would be before the adrenaline fuelled riding would start to take more of a back seat. Surely my brain or my body would tell me to slow down at some point? I wasn't going to waste any time, in case I found out sooner than I wished to.

Now, I am about to turn 40 and I would never have guessed it would be a worldwide pandemic that would be first to slow me down! I haven't got anything profound to say about the situation, but it confirmed what I already know. Riding bikes makes me incredibly happy and I miss it when it's gone. Of course, I have still ridden any bikes I can within the restrictions, but like many, I've missed the trips, the friends and the fun. Looking back on the last decade, I feel lucky that I spent all my weekends and holidays riding as much as I could and in so many different places. The good times I had, the things that scared me and even the things that hurt me.

About 15 years ago I was racing 4X World Cups and I remember a discussion around the bar with some of the other British female racers of the time. The question between the group was, what song would you choose for a riding edit of you? Well, this was my answer, so I thought I should stay true to my word! Coincidentally, it was number one in the charts the year I first rode a bike.

It's good to look back, but I'm also looking forward, to the many more years of fun on bikes to come.

Thanks to everyone who has shared the good times and a special thanks to GT Bicycles, Bell Helmets, Chromag, DMR, Fabric, Five Ten and Slicy for their continued support.

Photo: Martin Zielinski
Miss Joey Gough sending the hip at Woburn Sands.
Thanks to my big brother for introducing me to BMX.



64 Comments

  • 49 1
 Without doubt my favourite woman rider of the last decade, all the edits just make you feel GREAT!! Have a rad birthday Joey
  • 14 0
 One of my fav riders full stop. Table envy. Happy Birthday Joey!
  • 3 0
 @loho: My favorite rider for sure! Her videos most perfectly capture the stoke of my days dirt jumping on a friend's bmx, doing it for the thrill, before strava had even been invented. She's the rider I most aspire to be like!
  • 1 0
 Same here. Love watching her vids. They always make me wanna go out and send it big! 3
  • 12 0
 40 wakes you up a bit doesn’t it. 15 years ago I raced my last WC. Wow Time flys. Embrace it. 40. You rode hard and fast back then. I remember that. Well it looks like nothing has changed. After watching your edit I think it’s safe to say your still one of the best all around female riders on the planet. Take that to the heart ladies. 40? It don’t mean nothin...not a thing.
  • 8 0
 Age is honestly just a number. My father in law is 54 and he outrides most young guys and doesn't seem to be slowing down. We were riding a loop up in Sun Valley and a fit dude that looked at least 70 bombed down while we were climbing.
  • 10 0
 @HB208: 55 here, ride faster than all my mates, all of whom are ten to fifteen years younger. Age is a mindset.
  • 14 0
 Hell yea, Joey. We took a lap together in Whistler few years back...it was rad. And screw all this 'amazing riding for a woman' - amazing riding PERIOD!
  • 1 4
 DEFENDOR. Pssst it’s ok to say woman cause she is a woman. Pretty sure she’s ok with the designation,
  • 13 0
 Best vid I've seen this year so far - really captures the vibe.
  • 10 0
 Great edit, thx for putting in the crashes, makes us all feel better Smile
  • 10 0
 Just wow...crazy skills and flow!
  • 10 0
 Great vid with super sick riding; that was joy to watch.
  • 8 0
 So dope! Insane riding and looks like she's having way too much fun on the bike!
  • 7 0
 Nice one Rad Girl! Riding in her 40’s rocks, wiser, radder.
What next on the list Fest at 40?????
  • 7 0
 Style for miles and an infectious smile.
  • 6 0
 Such an awesome bike rider - excited to see what's next
  • 6 0
 That flat table is as good as it gets, textbook perfect. Awesome vidi.
  • 6 0
 Best oppo tables in mountain biking
  • 2 0
 Joey, you're amazing! You'll feel like a fine wine- I'm turning 48 in a few weeks and am a much better rider than I was at 18 and 28, but I didn't have bikes like I have had in recent years. That said, you'll feel great until you fall and wonder why it is taking longer to recover, so pad up and keep sending!
  • 5 0
 unfailing admiration for Joey the freerider
  • 5 0
 really awesome riding put into a great edit! cheers!
  • 5 0
 So sick! Nothing to fear getting older, just crack on with sending it
  • 4 0
 As she approaches 40? You make it sound like you hit 40 and all of the sudden you can't do anything athletic lol
  • 3 0
 Thank you all so much for your kind comments, even my friend Eddie who logged in for the first time in years just to call me grandma! Haha. Bikes are the best!
  • 1 0
 And you are too! Thanks for all the sharing! 3
  • 3 0
 1) Happy Birthday Joey!!

2) GREAT vid!

3) You Gough, GIRL!!

4)..........................erm, I'll see myself outSmile
  • 4 0
 Her POV footage is great, especially the Black Mountains Bike Park stuff.
  • 3 0
 Banging elbows over huge jumps.. BMX to the core
  • 1 0
 Yep!
  • 4 0
 wow, amazing riding!
  • 3 0
 Absolutely love this! Happy birthday Joey!
  • 4 0
 YES!!!
  • 3 0
 You're killing it mate, well envious of those tables...happy birthday!
  • 1 0
 Happy birthday. Hang time on some of those gaps gives me vertigo. I always view your content. Thanks for your fun-centric attitude.
  • 3 0
 Mint!
  • 3 0
 Such a legend!
  • 3 0
 R.A.D!!
  • 3 0
 Happy Birthday!
  • 3 0
 Fuckin' legend.
  • 2 0
 Well, at least I can crash like a pro. I got that going for me at least!
  • 2 0
 This was so sick!! Happy B-Day!!!
  • 3 0
 inspirational
  • 1 0
 The huge lines are not surprising from her... But, some of those wrecks hurt me just watching them. Keep it pinned!
  • 1 0
 Happy birthday Joey, I met you a few years ago at an Air Maiden event at Chicksands. You're inspirational. Keep having fun.
  • 2 0
 Why haven’t I seen more of her riding, she’s incredible!
  • 1 0
 Holy shit! I almost didn't click this... Exceeded all my expectations, what an absolute shredder!!!
  • 1 0
 The Radio 1 Top 40 "ident" sent this Brit of a certain age straight back to the 80s Smile
  • 2 0
 No one jumps like Joey jumps! Happy Birthday.
  • 1 0
 That was nuts. So much sketch and steeze. Hats off my friend! That was some gnarly stuff
  • 1 0
 Great vid! Happy Birthday!
  • 1 0
 Joey, not a Joey. Even the helmet grinds are cheery. Wake me up
  • 1 0
 Friggin love watching her ride
  • 1 0
 Those hits are massive! Damn good riding.
  • 1 0
 So rad. Have a crackin' birthday Joey!
  • 1 0
 This video was awesome. Could serve dinner on those friggin table tops!
  • 1 0
 she is so goood incredible
  • 1 1
 I send you over a pipe and slippers grandma!
  • 1 0
 Love it!
  • 1 0
 Super Rad!!!!
  • 1 0
 She shreds!! Awesome
  • 1 0
 Holy crap
  • 1 0
 That was amazing.

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