Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Tom's unwavering dedication to mountain biking and his creative flair has established him as a key figure in the sport. His journey began in 2007 with a fervent passion for tricks and evolved into a mastery of freestyle riding. In this blog post, we will dive into the life of Tom Cardy and all his achievements!

Cycling history: what made you start cycling, how old were you, what was your first bike?

I started cycling when I was around 4 years old, going on bike rides with my family. It wasn't until I was about 12 years old that I realized you could do jumps and tricks. From then on, all I wanted to do was hit bigger jumps. I remember my first bike was a 12” Raleigh Jungle!



Goals and ambitions: what haven’t you completed that you absolutely want to in your lifetime?

I have been very lucky throughout my career to have achieved most of the things that I always wanted to achieve. I guess now I just focus on being the best version of myself and as I get older, maintaining a high level of riding for as long as possible. When it comes to content, I always strive to inspire people and continue to grow my channels.



Your top cycling memories/achievements?

I have made so many great memories and achievements throughout my cycling career. My key achievements would be any contest that I took a win or podium and hitting 100,000 Youtube subscribers! Some of my favorite memories would be riding my first shows on the Action Sports Tour - a show I grew up watching - landing my first backflip to dirt, and the whole experience competing on the world tour was quite surreal!



Any personal information that you are willing to share/what your life looks like outside cycling?

I am a huge fan of MotoGP racing. Having a career that is a combination of sports and media can be challenging to maintain a separate personal life. I would say that my job is a lifestyle rather than a separate part of my life but I love it and would not have it any other way.

As a result, this also means that most of my life is documented on YouTube. The only bits you don’t see are most evenings that I spend editing, as that would be boring to watch!

Your favorite bike?

My favourite bike is my haiku LYKE 11… A lightweight EMTB that does everything!

Favorite cycling track/location?

My favorite place to ride is my local bike park Twisted Oaks. However, I also have to say one of the best places I have ridden is Whistler in Canada!


Tom's journey from a passionate trick enthusiast to a master of freestyle mountain bike riding shows the power of dedication and passion! His influence on the MTB community is a reminder that with perseverance and creative spirit, the possibilities are limitless. We are thrilled to have Tom on board as one of our 2024 Brand Ambassadors. Check out his team rider profile here and find out which racks Tom uses.