Greg Cackett is now the most decorated British brakeman in World Cup history having taken his medal tally  to 15 in the 2023/24 season.

Greg has three World Cup golds, seven silvers and two bronze medals in the 4-man to his name, as well as two silvers and a bronze in the 2-man competition since he joined the British programme in the summer of 2016.

He was part of the GB1 crew alongside Brad Hall, Arran Gulliver and Taylor Lawrence that won the country's first World Championship 4-man medal for 84 years when they secured silver in St Moritz in 2023 and a key member of the first ever British men's crew to be crowned European Champions when the same team won in Altenberg the same season.

Greg made more history when he helped push Hall to 4-man Overall World Cup silver and both 2-man and Combined Overall bronze in the 2022/23 season. Those achievements marked a first-ever Overall 2-man medal for GB and a first 4-man or Combined medal since 1995.

He previously claimed the country's first 2-man race medal in World Cup competition for more than 30 years when he won silver with Hall in Igls in January 2020, while his first experience of a World Cup podium came when he won 4-man bronze with Hall, Joel Fearon and Bruce Tasker in Park City in November 2017.

Having switched to bobsleigh from athletics halfway through the PyeongChang Olympic cycle, he became an Olympian within a year-and-a-half as he made the Team GB squad for the 2018 Games in South Korea, placing 17th in the 4-man event with Hall, Fearon and Nick Gleeson.

He took a year away from the sport to switch to track cycling after his first Winter Olympics but returned to the team in the summer of 2019, going on to earn selection for a second Games where he finished sixth in the 4-man in Beijing with Hall, Lawrence and Gleeson.

Greg made his GB Bobsleigh debut on the Europa Cup circuit in Konigssee in December 2016, pushing Olly Biddulph to ninth-place with Ashley Watson and Toby Olubi. His World Cup bow followed in mid-January 2017 when he pushed Biddulph to 14th in the European Championships in Winterberg with Tremayne Gilling and Mark Lewis-Francis.

He made the World Championship squad in his first season on ice in February 2017 and has now appeared at five global gatherings.

Prior to becoming a bobsledder, he finished fourth in the UK U23 60m Championships and fifth in the 100m in 2011 and set a personal best of 10.24 seconds in Switzerland two years later - the same year that he set his 60m best of 6.65 seconds indoors in Newham.

Injury issues blighted his progress on the track for part of 2014 and all of 2015 but he returned to action prior to joining GB Bobsleigh, winning the Surrey County Indoor Track & Field Championships 60m title in a championship record of 6.69 seconds in February 2016.


  • Nickname: Big Daddy by Brad Hall
  • Most likely to be spotted: in a brunch cafe
  • Least likely to be found: enjoying talking to Brad Hall
  • Me in three: make me breakfast
  • Hero: anyone who brings me breakfast and coffee
  • Random fact: I met Ed Sheeran just before he was famous and thought I was talking to my friend's mate from school. A week later he blew up
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd just be regularly unemployed

  • Career highlight: everyone of my World Cup medals