Adam (Adz) Baird joined the GB Bobsleigh set up as a pilot ahead of the 2019/20 sliding season.

He made his GB debut in Winterberg on the Europa Cup circuit in December 2019, when he finished 24th alongside Lawrence Taylor. 

A serving member of the Royal Marines for 12 years, he began his bobsleigh career competing for the Marines and the Royal Navy in 2017.

Adz comes from an active sporting background, having competed at national level in powerlifting - for which he has a 247.5kg deadlift personal best in the 82.5kg category - as well as rugby union and rugby 7’s for the Royal Marines and rugby league for the Royal Marines and Royal Navy teams. 

His time in the military has seen multiple deployments around the globe, including a tour of Afghanistan in 2010.


  • Nickname: Adz
  • Most likely to be spotted: in the gym
  • Least likely to be found: at work
  • Me in three: Yorkshire, pizza, coffee
  • Heroes: Sonny Bill Williams
  • Random fact: I own Ken Barlow's (William Roach) old Land Rover Defender
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd be drinking a cuppa in Yorkshire
  • Career highlight: getting selected for GB Bobsleigh