Kids Who Rip: Kenzie Nevard keeps the UK MTB heritage strong

Kenzie Nevard

Rachel and Gee Atherton, Danny Hart, Josh Bryceland, Danny MacAskill, Martyn Ashton, Sam Pilgrim, and Steve Peat. A few of these names may ring a bell, but they all have one thing in common: they’re on the short list of U.K.-based mountain bikers across multiple disciplines who have made or are currently making a lasting impression on the sport. Ask any fan of DH, trials or slopestyle who they think are the top 10 riders of all time, and you can guarantee a UK rider will be mentioned -- for good reason. While MTBing was invented in the U.S., it is easily accepted that the passion for the sport runs no deeper than in this area of the world.

Naturally, with a culture so heavily invested in MTBing, new crops of riders from the U.K. are constantly popping up. This edition of Kids Who Rip focuses on one of the newest and brightest in the mountain bike world. His name is Kenzie Nevard, an 11-year-old kid based not far outside of London who calls Aston Hill Bike Park home. Like so many athletes today, Kenzie has made a name for himself on different social media platforms showing off his riding style and ability that would be familiar in someone twice his age. Currently he’s traveling around riding nearby bike parks and participating in DH events to further develop his skills, but rest assured that one day he will leave his lasting impact on the sport just as so many other fellow U.K. rippers have done before him.

If you don’t believe it, watch this recent edit. The proof is in the pudding, as they say.