Place of birthBridgwater

Height6' 1"

Olly was an early starter with the GB Bobsleigh programme having joined the set up as a teenager on the back of a talk from Olympic athlete Paula Walker and then team manager Mark Carter at Millfield School.

That talk followed the announcement of the inaugural Youth Winter Olympic Games, with Olly then setting himself the goal of being the first driver to race for Great Britain in that global showpiece in Innsbruck, Austria in 2012. He achieved that ambition by finishing fifth alongside James Lelliott and has since driven both two-man and four-man sleds on each of the international circuits, as well as appearing at the World Junior Championships on four occasions.

Olly was seventh in the 4-man competition at the 2017 World Juniors and 11th in the 2-man, with his highest-placed result in the 2016/17 season a fifth-place finish in the 2-man event at the Europa Cup race in Altenberg.

Olly’s sporting background is predominantly in athletics, with high jump and multi-event disciplines his speciality during his school days in Somerset.

Olly in his own words...

  • Nickname: just Olly
  • Most likely to be spotted: either in Bath city centre relaxing after training or enjoying the sun (most likely with a snack)
  • Least likely to be found: a library
  • Me in three: determined, approachable, caring
  • Hero: David Beckham. His passion for sport, commitment to his country and willingness to help others less fortunate than himself are a credit to Great Britain. He has shown other athletes how you can utilise sport after your career has ended: he’s become such a positive figure in the public eye, whether it's helping to bid for the London Olympics, launching his own 'brand' or contributing to charities such as Comic Relief
  • Random fact: I’m currently working towards a sports degree at the University of Bath, studying while I’m here in the UK and when I’m away on the circuit
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I would like to have completed an economics degree with the aim of working in the City. Although this has been put on hold, I still hope to achieve this goal in the future
  • Career highlights: Finishing fifth at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012; fifth in North Americas Cup race in Calgary; 17th in the four-man World Cup race in La Plagne in 2015