British rider Mark Webb broke his back in December 2007 while performing a backflip at Southsea Skatepark, but returned to the contest scene the following year in style, winning the International X Games. Later that year, he went on to win the Mini discipline at the BMX Masters in Cologne, Germany, and finish fourth in the Park discipline at the same event.
In 2009, Webby’s first year with the Dew Tour in the US, he made jaws drop with his incredible technical moves and creative style. Going into the season with the goal of simply qualifying for the entire five-stop circuit, his talent shone through and following a third-place finish at the final stage in Orlando, he finished the Tour with fourth place overall.
Born in 1984 in Southsea, Hampshire, Webby first rode a BMX when he was 14 and began to enter competitions at the age of 20. From humble beginnings, and despite some serious injuries (not only the broken back, but also a broken arm and shinbone, a dislocated shoulder and a variety of concussions) he has continued to perfect complex, daring new tricks and win some of the biggest BMX contests across the globe.
Webby's bag of tricks is packed with technical and complex moves, including the world’s first ‘Decade 360’. He is particularly strong on the mini-ramp, and is incredible over a box jump too. He demonstrated his unrivalled skills on the park course when he casually executed a 360-tailwhip-to-footjam-nosepick in practice in Salt Lake City on the Dew Tour in 2009.
- Age: 29
- Height: 1.68m
- Weight: 67kg
- Nationality: England