5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Pro Downhill Mountain Biker!

Published on March 7th 2023


A pro downhill racer of 14 years, Neil Donoghue, or ‘Donny’ is one of the strongest all-round riders out there! He’s raced across the globe at the very highest level for almost a decade, including numerous top 10 World Cup finishes, 10th at the Megavalanche, and subsequently ratcheted up two British Gravity Enduro national titles. With all of this experience, Neil certainly has some stories to tell, but what about the things he wishes he had known before starting his DH career!? ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 0:00 - Intro 0:34 - Risky 3:00 - Progression = Attention 6:14 - Injuries can be costly 7:08 - Anyone can do it 8:34 - Motivation Useful Links: Watch Shorts on GMBN 👉 https://gmbn.eu/GMBNshorts Keep things fresh for spring with GMBN Casuals! 👉 https://gmbn.eu/FreshSpringEssentials Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival 👉 https://gmbn.eu/GBF2023 Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 https://upload.gmbn.com/ Sign-up to our newsletter 👉 https://gmbn.eu/newsletter Is there anything you wish you'd known before starting your MTB journey? Let us know down below! 👇 Watch more on GMBN... 📹 24hr extreme MTB racing 👉 https://gmbn.eu/TheWorldsMostFun24hrRace 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 https://gmbn.eu/EditorsChoice 📹 Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show 👉 https://gmbn.eu/dirtshedplaylist 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Yeah! Yeah! - Coma Svensson Shitty Train (Instrumental Version) - Of Men And Wolves Me Myself and I (Instrumental Version) - Sven Karlsson Summer of Love - Roy Edwin Williams Sin City (Instrumental Version) - Sven Karlsson Cash Register 9 - SFX Producer Torch Pass By 3 - SFX Producer #GMBN #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork #MTB #mountainbiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Nukeproof Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/nukeproof Orbea Bikes: https://gmbn.eu/Orbea Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool Smith Helmets & Eyewear: https://gmbn.eu/Smith Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa Spank: https://gmbn.eu/Spank Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Peaty's Products: https://gmbn.eu/Peatys Wahoo: https://gmbn.eu/WahooTraining Komoot: https://gmbn.eu/Komoot Worx Power Tools: https://gmbn.eu/Worx CamelBak: https://gmbn.eu/CamelBak Watch our sister channels: GMBN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/embn GMBN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/c/gmbnaufdeutsch Global Cycling Network - https://www.youtube.com/gcn GCN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gcntech GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Espanol - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Francais - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntrainin