Abby has always had a strong passion for sport, and Olympic weightlifting in particular. She loves the combination of athleticism, strength, power and flexibility that lifting requires. As a competitive athlete for some time now, she has had great success on the platform with a variety of lifts.
Abby placed 3rd in the Scottish Weightlifting Open 2016 (69 kg class) and has also performed well in Scottish senior and Under-23 competitions. Always looking to further her experience and knowledge of her chosen sport, Abby is currently training towards qualification for the Under-23 British Weightlifting Championships.
Abbie believes that her dedication to her sport has helped her identify and focus on specific goals and given her the motivation to constantly improve in order to compete at the highest level.
Ali Clarkson is one of those riders who just ‘gets’ riding a bike. Originally from West Yorkshire and now residing in Glasgow, Ali is a professional street trials rider, with a worldwide fanbase, who’s been riding bikes competitively since he was 13 years old.
The former British trials champion is now an acclaimed rider with his own unique flow and style. Ali performs stunt shows around the world as one quarter of Drop and Roll alongside fellow riders Danny MacAskill, Duncan Shaw and Fabio Wibmer. He is also a rider with the Clan Cycle Stunt team based in Central Scotland.
Ali has performed at a number of highly publicised events including the Moto trials World Cup, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, London 2012 Olympics, the Red Bull Air Race and the UCI Downhill World Cup as well as performances for ITV and the BBC.
When he’s not performing in live shows, the street is Ali’s playground. With his distinctively smooth and effortless riding style, Ali’s videos show his fearless drops and impressive skills in cities throughout Europe on his signature Arcade trials bike.
Aside from riding bikes, Ali likes bouldering, filming vlogs, drawing and enjoying life.
Still in his teenage years, Nathan Hughes is an old head on young shoulders. A mixed martial artist fighting for one of the UK’s leading MMA teams, the Griphouse, he has trained in a variety of martial arts for a number of years, including: Brazilian jiu jitsu, submission wrestling, boxing and kickboxing.
Nathan has won several kickboxing tournaments as a junior, standing him in good stead as he embarks on his senior career. Boasting an unbeaten record of 3 fights and no losses. (2-0 at K1 kickboxing) and (1-0 at MMA), with all wins coming by knockout, Nathan is a technical-skilled and dangerous opponent. He is considered widely to be a rising star of the sport.
Nathan himself is aiming high: “I hope to compete on the biggest stages in the world and, with the help of my coaches and sponsors, I fully believe I can achieve that.”