Rider Profile: Josh Bryceland

Jul 28, 2013 at 7:59
by Fraktiv  
Tom Gulson is a mountain biker, editor and film-maker, and a good friend of ours here at geebeebee media. Tom's also a good friend of the one and only Josh "Ratboy" Bryceland and given Tom's job as a broadcast editor on the world’s longest-running sports magazine TV series, Trans World Sport, he thought it would be a great idea to put a piece together on Josh, who rarely features in edits, despite being a great rider to film with. Always stylish, always having fun!



This short film isn't a typical mountain bike edit in the sense of all out riding action, but a profile of Josh and his roots, and is targeted at a much broader audience than solely DH-only mountain bikers. In Tom's own words, "I think it’s good to show mountain biking to the non mountain biking world. Apologies if the language is a bit ‘simple’ for some!"

 TransWorldSport Article

Tom shot the feature at Wales' very own Revolution Bikepark, around their home town in the North West of England, where Josh got his first sponsorship through North West Mountain Bike Centre, and at the canal boatyard where Josh grew up. NWMTB's Andy Kyffin and Josh's dad, Iain, also got in front of the camera to shed a bit more light on one of the UK's top riders.

 TransWorldSport Article

Trans World Sport on twitter


46 Comments

  • + 49
 I cannot imagine how funny it will be if Josh, CG and Rob Warner teamed up.
  • + 39
 *Rod Warmer
  • + 15
 And Steve peat
  • - 16
flag MethodMan31 (Jul 28, 2013 at 14:22) (Below Threshold)
 Agree in 100%...but I think that Lacondeguy would have a few words to talk with them aahahaha
  • + 31
 It's funny to actually understand the guy for a change, no need for sub-titles!
  • + 0
 LOL true true!
  • + 14
 Such an awesome interview, it's awesome to get to know this guy and actually understand where he comes from.
  • + 1
 Yes! I love when they do this wit riders, you get to know them in a way, an yes where they came from to where they are now. makes you/me understand an appriciate that rider more, an even makes me love MTB even more an more! yea ima day late on this vid lol
  • + 14
 Love this guy and his accent!
  • + 8
 Such a sound bloke and oozes skill and style
  • + 3
 Used to watch Transworld Sport every Sat morning during the 90s- weird to hear the commentator talking about MTB- I kept expecting him to say at 'At the top of the Golf World Rankings is Nick Faldo'. Sick Vid- Bryceland is already a legend.
  • + 6
 Seems like a really genuine guy!
  • + 3
 Agreed, the whole SCS team does too
  • + 5
 My favourite video to date on PB! Keep at it pal your already a MTB Legend!
  • + 3
 I can't work out why there are not more video edits featuring Ratboy, his part in the Blur TR release is one of my favourite MTB video clips ever. Beneath the goofy exterior is one hell of a talent.
  • + 2
 When I want to show someone an awesome video of riding singletrack, I show them that video, one of my favorites too.
  • + 6
 And GM and Peaty survived while Ratboy and CG were both in the SCS team!
  • + 4
 josh brcyeland is just a full on legend ....such a nice guy though ( my profile pics with him on here aha )
  • + 3
 Very cool how he appreciates the people in his life so much. He's a great guy.
  • + 4
 I wish there were more videos like this because it is awesome Smile
  • + 1
 Josh is one of the most inspiring guys out there !!! And this video really blew me away! Hope one day we could see him on the top, if he isn't there already.
  • + 1
 Thanks for all the comments, glad you liked it! We'll be putting up our Steve Peat and Greg Minnaar features we shot in 2001 and 2005 shortly.
  • + 3
 Steel city bad boy....reppin
  • + 1
 Josh sounds a bit more Manc to me and his dad sounds more rural scally. But he grew up with his dad?
  • + 2
 Big Bryceland what a top bloke
  • + 2
 Josh bryceland for prime minister!!!
  • + 1
 i have been on uplifts with josh a few time he;s a great guy and funny as fook
  • + 1
 Such cringe worthy commentator ! ! get Guy Martin to present it Razz
  • + 1
 That was a really nice presentation!
  • + 1
 I was just hoping they would make this video, and BAM, there it is!
  • + 1
 awesome vid!, thats made my day Smile
  • + 2
 That was great!!
  • + 2
 This guy is a SAUCE god.
  • + 1
 Where can i find the topic main pictures, which showed on the main page?
  • + 2
 really inspiring Smile
  • + 1
 Hey look Tom you are famous!
  • + 1
 Dat spandex.
  • + 2
 Hard to believe spandex was only a few years ago
  • + 1
 Top lad!
  • + 0
 I wanted to rip the narrators voicebox out and ram it up is hole.
  • + 1
 Check out the mullet!
  • + 1
 great vid!
  • + 1
 So down to earth
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