Introducing the next generation of downhill mountain biking... Muc-Off Young Guns are here! A team that is as much about the fun of racing, the joys of roadtrippin’ to tracks and the fist pumps after first hits as it is about winning races. Representing some of the best riders from the shores of Great Britain and born from a generation of 90s MTB racing.

With our support and products we can get the team out riding more, further and faster than any other brand can. We’ve been cleaning up since ’94 we feel now is the perfect time to show the younger generation what we are about. They will each be repping full custom Muc-Off lids and jerseys, with fresh Leatt gear providing the protection and Stance Socks the steeze. The race rigs are provided by Mondraker Bikes running on Michelin rubber with Green Snow Ltd still remaining a key partner for the team and their platforms.

“We haven’t tasked our riders with a list of specific race goals - a hit list of win-at-all-costs events. We have a group of young riders who we know, whenever they hit the dirt, will do their very best to be friendly, welcoming and inspire every other rider that they come into contact with - be that on the bike or o­ff it. What we will always chase down is the feeling of knowing that we did our best, for ourselves and our fellow riders.” Paul Bolwell - Team Manager

Lets meet the team!

Liv " @Livshreds " Taylor

Already kicking ass way above her years, regularly hitting some of the biggest lines out there. You’re rocking with a future World Champion here.

Age: 11

Favourite Track: I’m planning on it being Llangollen at the end of the month, my first Nationals race!

Favourite Muc-Off Product: Silicon Shine

One thing you want to do: Race World Cups and be National Champion

Luca Thurlow @lucathurlow

One of the steeziest, fastest young riders in the country, representing GB at the world cup races this year.

Age: 16

Race Category: Junior

Favourite Track: This seasons Lourdes World Cup track – mental!

Favourite Muc-Off Product: Muc-Off Punk Powder

One thing you want to do: Compete as a Junior at the World Champs

 Lucas Craik @lucascraik_

Sends everything, super quick, madly smooth and talented behind the lens too. He will also be repping GB this year on the world cup circuit in ’22. Brother of Ethan Craik, the speed genes are strong here.

Age: 17

Race Category: Junior

Favourite Track: Caersws, mid Wales

Favourite Muc-Off Product: Silicon Shine

One thing you want to do: Get in the top 20 at World Cups!

Jake Cartlidge @jakeo_996

The dark horse of the team, a rapid rider with an immense talent for insane lines. Jake will be racing his first world cup at Fort William this year and long may it continue.

Age: 18

Race Category: Junior

Favourite Track: Rheola in Wales, a proper track!

Favourite Muc-Off Product: Nano Tech Bike Cleaner - the OG

One thing you want to do: Podium at the Nationals this year

Max Lewis @max_lewis_mtb

A new addition for 2022! And relatively new to MTB but absolutely smashing it already with various podiums in his first season racing. One to watch, you heard it here first…

Age: 13

Race Category: Juvenile 

Favourite Track: The Nationals at Fort William as it was such a beast of a track

Favourite Muc-Off Product: Snow Foam - I could clean bikes for hours with this!

One thing you want to do: Win a DH World Cup race! 


We hope to grow the Muc-Off Young Guns community to inspire riders to live life on two wheels and get out and shred. This team of legends can learn from each other’s experience and use it to elevate them higher. All in the name of good times and faster lines. You can keep up to date with their progress here.

Thanks to the other sponsors who helped bring this project to life Green Snow, Mondraker Bikes, Leatt, Michelin Tyres, Stance Socks

Photo credit from Nevis Range - Nick Bentley @man_down_media