Greg
Cackett

Age32
Height6'
Weight90kg

Greg Cackett joined the GB Bobsleigh set up in the summer of 2016 with a background in high-level athletics and has since gone on to become a double Olympian and win seven World Cup medals across both 2-man and 4-man competition.

He became an Olympian a year-and-a-half after switching sports as he made the Team GB squad for the 2018 Games in South Korea, where he placed 17th in the 4-man event in PyeongChang with Brad Hall, Nick Gleeson and Joel Fearon.

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 and enjoyed a history-making campaign in 2-man competition with Hall.

Greg claimed the country's first 2-man medal in World Cup competition for more than 30 years when he won silver with Hall in Igls in January 2020, just a week after they had narrowly missed out on a medal with a fourth place finish in La Plagne.  

In 2021/22, he helped Hall to fourth-place in the 4-man standings and fifth-place in the 2-man and combined rankings as he played a huge part in the country's most successful season in recent memory.

Having won 2-man Olympic Test Event silver in Beijing in October 2021, Greg was back on the World Cup podium no fewer than five times last term as he took 2-man bronze and silver in Igls and Sigulda respectively, plus a trio of 4-man silvers in Igls and Winterberg (twice). 

He was selected for the 4-man event at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, where he finished sixth alongside Hall, Gleeson and Taylor Lawrence, and was the reserve athlete for the 2-man race in China.

He previously won World Cup bronze with Hall, Fearon and Bruce Tasker in Park City in November 2017 on route to recording four top 10 finishes in the 4-man competition that season.

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 appeared at further World Championships in 2020 and 2021, finishing seventh in the 4-man event two years ago. 

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.

GREG IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • 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