Place of birthLuton


John Stanbridge joined the British Bobsleigh programme in the summer of 2020 and first represented his country in December of the same year.

John initially trialled for GB as a pilot the previous season but had already committed to competing for New Zealand as a brakeman on the North American Cup and Europa Cup circuits.

He made his GB debut alongside Alex Cortes-Tankard in Winterberg and raced four times in total amid a Covid-disrupted campaign in 2020/21, with his best result being 16th spot in a 28-strong field in Igls in January 2021.

John again raced four times in the 2021/22 season, recording a career-high 12th alongside Josh Hudson in an EC race in Lillehammer in November 2021.

An Aircraft Avionics Engineer in the Royal Air Force for 12 years, John maintains Rotary and fixed wing aircraft and served in Afghanistan in 2009, 2012 and 2013.

His introduction to bobsleigh came through the RAF back in 2010 and he has been part of Inter Service competition for the past four years.

A keen all-round sportsman, John has a background in football, rugby and athletics.


  • Nickname: Stanners
  • Most likely to be spotted: eating
  • Least likely to be found: at the opera
  • Me in three: determined, resilient, friendly
  • Hero: Alan Shearer
  • Random fact: I've travelled to more than 25 different countries
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I would be a licensed RAF Voyager Engineer