Ben ‘The Deakinator’ Deakin

Occupation  National Pro Elite Downhill Mountain Bike Champion.
Health & Fitnes Ambitions  To stay injury free; Not as easy as it sounds.
A little known fact about Ben  I've been shot with three colleagues!
Favourite Bam Organic  Vanilla 25G Protein is amazing!!

Becoming Masters Downhill National Champion was an Incredible Rush

During an attack in Afghanistan, while serving in the Royal Marines, Ben and three colleagues were shot and seriously injured. Following his recovery Ben chased his dream of becoming a professional Downhill Mountain Bike Racer. Where others might have quit, Ben worked hard with real focus to make his dream a reality.

Known on the pro-circuit as ‘The Deakinator’ Ben now finds himself travelling the world competing in major events and starring in film shoots.

Professional success

Ben has been racing for more than ten years as a Pro Elite Downhiller with some Enduro races and is current Masters Downhill National Champion. He has held the Southern Champion Title five times, is Hardtail National Champion and was 1st in the 2017 Crankworx Rotorua Air Downhill.

Other accolades include 2nd place in the Megavalanche (M30 Cat) and 5th in the 2016 Crankworx Whistler Downhill. He has been Slovenian Pitstop Race Champ and a Top 20 NZ Champs.

Ben is hot on the whips, also, bagging a top five spot at the Dirtmasters WhipOff!

Further ambitions

Having reached the top of his game Ben is now focused on inspiring others and creating more fun-to-make incredible videos.

Health and Fitness

Ben takes his health and nutrition seriously, although he says: “The problem with pushing the boundaries in my sport is it can go wrong fairly quickly so staying fit, and healthy and injury free would be nice! When it does come to recovery Ben reaches for a Bam Organic Vanilla 25G Protein shake.

Follow Ben on

Instagram @Deakinator1

Facebook Ben Deakin

Youtube BenDeakinMTB

Pictures of Ben courtesy of stephenpetersdesignand Johannes Herden


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