Name: Bernard Kerr
Birthdate: February 16, 1991
Birthplace: London, UK
Height: 5-foot- 11
Weight: 175 pounds
Shoe size: 10
Helmet size: Medium
Marital status: Single
Current home: The world
House: Yes, please
Cars: Mercedes Sprinter, Range Rover
Sport, Mahindra Chief, Honda City and
Nissan pick-up (although currently lost
in New Zealand)
Started racing: 2004
Turned pro: 2010
Racing specialty: Downhill/fun
Favorite course (North America):
Dirt Merchant to A-Line in Whistler has
to be the most fun out there!
Favorite course (Europe): Andorra is
awesome—so flowy and fast the whole
way with a good mixture of terrain.
Favorite food: Sushi
Goals: Be number one and have the
most fun doing it
Heroes: Steve Peat, James Stewart,
Favorite recording artist: Justin
Favorite movie: The Other Guys
Favorite hobbies: Motocross, golf,
surfing behind a moto!
Jobs held (other than racer): Team
Most embarrassing moment: Doing
a whip at the Canadian Open over the
jump onto Hecklers Rock and crashing.
I think it was 2010
Always takes on a trip: My Fly
Racing Layover bag!
What you would be if you were not
a racer: I’d probably be driving around
in a tractor or digger, moving dirt, having an awesome time doing it (ha!)
MBA: Where did you grow up?
Kerr: Surrey, England, just outside of London.
MBA: What kind of work do (did) your
Kerr: My mum owns a party/fancy dress
MBA: When did you first learn to ride a bike?
Kerr: When I was young.
MBA: Who taught you?
Kerr: I guess my parents.
MBA: Did you compete in other kinds of
sports before mountain bikes?
Kerr: I played ice hockey and rode horses
before, which I have some trophies in.
MBA: When did you get your first mountain
Kerr: When I was 11.
MBA: When did you start competing on
Kerr: Twelve years old.
MBA: How did you finish in your first
Kerr: I came in third but won the following
MBA: Did you win any titles as an amateur?
Kerr: Yes, I was the Junior 4x national
champion twice, Junior DH champion and
European DH champion.
MBA: What have been your best results
as a pro?
Kerr: Ninth Hafjell World Cup, King of
Crankworx 2015, seventh Leogang World Cup,
fifth Val di Sole World Championships and the
Red Bull Hardline 2016 winner.
MBA: What awards did you win in school,
Kerr: Probably none.
MBA: What other sports have you done?
Kerr: Ice hockey, horseback riding, tennis
and now some motocross.
MBA: Can you tell us something interesting
or unusual about yourself or your family?
Kerr: I was part of the ice hockey national
championship-winning team when I was younger.
MBA: Is there some other interesting fact or
trivia that people might like to know about you?
Kerr: All of my brothers’ and sisters’ names
begin with the letter B. ❏
Sponsor’s dream: One of the
top downhill and dual-slalom riders in the world, Great Britain's
Bernard Kerr is a serious threat in
any event he enters. After being
crowned the King of Crankworx at
Whistler in 2015, he won the Red
Bull Hardline event in the U.K. this
past September. Bernard uses his
Pivot Phoenix for downhill racing,
as seen in this shot from last summer’s Canadian Open at Whistler.
Check out his Pivot Mach 6, Kerr's
choice for both dual slalom and
trail riding, on the next two pages.