Ross Cullen

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Ross Cullen

Revised: October 2023


Ross' Profile

A product of the Preston Pirates BMX Club, Ross Cullen has a wealth of international experience and was selected for the Great Britain Cycling Team for Tokyo 2020 as a travelling reserve.

Cullen discovered the sport at the age of six when he spotted his local BMX track in Preston and decided to give it a go. His development was swift, with a fourth-place finish in his youth age group at the 2011 World Championships in Copenhagen, before taking the youth title in 2012 and again in 2015. In 2018, Cullen attended the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina and was selected as Great Britain’s flagbearer during the opening ceremony.

Cullen began to show his full potential in the international BMX scene in 2019, being crowned UEC Junior European champion in Latvia. That year saw Cullen become a major force at the junior level of the discipline, winning the British national crown and finishing first and second in rounds of the UEC European Cup in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, and Verona, Italy. An eighth-place finish in the UCI BMX Junior World Championships rounded off his breakthrough season, which also saw Cullen battle injuries that led to two months off the bike.

After going to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as a travelling reserve, Cullen continued to remain hungry for results, and took third place at the UEC BMX European Cup in Verona in 2022. In April 2023, Cullen achieved two more European Cup podiums with another third place in Verona and a win in Zolder.

At the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow, Cullen had a fantastic competition, making his first ever world championships main final and finishing in sixth place overall – the best position for the GBCT BMX racing men’s squad. 

Ross Cullen finishes sixth in the BMX racing world championships 2023

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Selected Career Highlights to Date


UEC European BMX Championships, Valmiera, Gold, Junior Men

UEC BMX European Cup, Heusden-Zolder, First, Junior Men


UEC BMX European Cup, Verona, Third


UEC BMX European Cup, Zolder, First

UEC BMX European Cup, Verona, Third