Forbidden

Team

OLLIE BLIGHT

OLLIE BLIGHT

BIKE DESIGN ENGINEER

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 23
Music: KAYTRANADA
Local trails: The Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: Long and fast with a mix of steeps, gaps and berms. If your eyes don't water it isn't fast enough!... or you have goggles on, which usually means good times!

MARC NADEAU

MARC NADEAU

LOGISTICS AND WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 12
Music: Various metal subgenres ending in "core" 
Local trails: Numbskulls->gravity 
Dream trail: An epic climb from the valley floor to the alpine followed by a steep sustained natural descent through a multitude of different zones. 

TOBY MONKS

TOBY MONKS

EUROPEAN SALES COORDINATOR

Home: Cheltenham, UK
Years riding: 14
Music: Most things... but in particular: The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Local trails: The Wye Valley's best kept secrets!

Dream trail: Anything that's steep, with plenty of turns and preferably a few good catches... 

STEPHANE PELLETIER

STEPHANE PELLETIER

MARKETING AND SALES COORDINATOR

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 15
Music: A little bit of everything, these days I'm on the classic rock and 90's HipHop

Local trails: Old Boot to Moon Boot
Dream trail: Big flowy jumps and berms, freshly built so your tires leave tracks, with some straight shots of fresh loam added in for good measure. Maybe toss in a skinny or teeter totter at the start to keep it real.

Owen Pemberton

Owen Pemberton

FOUNDER / DESIGNER / CEO

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 29
Music: Clutch
Local trails: Cumberland Forest/ Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: Create your own flow. Fast but the more roots and rocks the better.

MIKE GOODALL

MIKE GOODALL

CFO

Home: Nelson, BC
Years riding: 22
Music: The War on Drugs
Local trails: Nelson’s finest
Dream trail: A long climb, maybe even a hike-a-bike up to some swoopy alpine singletrack, followed by a long steep descent. Throw in some rugged parts, good berms, sweet jumps, and a beer at the bottom with friends.

NATHAN KWAN

NATHAN KWAN

GENERAL MANAGER

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 8
Music: Foo Fighters
Local trails: Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: Anything downhill with rocks, roots and ends with a burger.

OLLY FORSTER

OLLY FORSTER

GLOBAL MARKETING

Home: Bristol, UK
Years riding: 25
Music: Fugazi
Local trails: The Forest of Dean
Dream trail: Steep enough that you don’t have to be on the gas or on the brakes, nicely built jumps and technical with an easy climb back to the top...or a chairlift.

JONATHAN DUNCAN

JONATHAN DUNCAN

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE SUPERVISOR

Home: Comox Valley, BC
Years riding: 28
Music: Beastie Boys
Local trails: The Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: A blue square that I can turn into a black diamond by adding high speed and creative lines. A trail technical enough that I never nail every line and can’t wait to pedal back to the top and try again!

LOUELLA HARTLING-SIPPEL

LOUELLA HARTLING-SIPPEL

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR

Home: Cumberland, BC
Years riding: 2
Music: Tool
Local trails: The Forbidden Plateau
Dream trail: Fast, steep and technical with a few drops and rock slabs with multiple line options. And the less I have to climb, the better!

THOMAS DOYLE

THOMAS DOYLE

THE RAD DUDE IN THE PHOTOS

Home: Victoria, BC
Years riding: 10
Music: Juice WRLD
Local trails: Mt Prevost
Dream trail: Rough, steep enough to scare me, natural doubles, with some buffed jumps mixed in for good measure.