Óisin O’Callaghan aka ‘Double O’ is the youngest member of the YT Mob. The 16-year-old from Limerick, Ireland, is a thoroughbred racer, born to send it hard on the downhill rig. After his Dad got him into riding at a very young age there was no turning back and has since racked up a number of big wins and podiums at prestigious events such as at Crankworx and during the iXS Rookies Cup and British Downhill Series. Looking up to the likes of Loic Bruni, Steve Peat, Aaron Gwin and Stevie Smith Óisin (in case you are wondering pronounced like ‘ocean’) is looking to leave a mark and take the next step in his development in 2020.
Why do you ride: For the enjoyment of it.
What/who started you racing: My Dad and his friends.
Weakness: Getting too wild in my runs.
Most important people in your life and career: My parents and friends around me.
Racing since: 2015
Professional since: 2020
Best part of racing: Adrenaline and nerves.
Hardest part: Preventing myself from going over the limit.
Worst moment in career: Scaphoid injury at the start of 2019 season.
Best moment in career: Being picked to race for The YT Mob.
General career goals: Be a consistent World Cup racer and win a World Championship.
Best idea of having good time: Having fun with friends.
Favourite place to travel to: Morzine.
Most respected mountain bike riders: Loic Bruni, Steve Peat, Aaron Gwin and of course Stevie Smith.
Other most respected athletes: James Stewart and Ken Roczen.
Favourite Downhill Track: Les Gets.
Advice to beginners: Keep it fun.
Other sports: Snowboarding, Motocross, Football and Swimming.
Other interests: Go Karting, Scuba Diving, Rock Climbing.
If I was not a professional mountain biker... Doing engineering of some sort.
- Win a Junior World Cup round
- Top 5 in the Junior World Cup Overall
- Top 5 in the Junior World Champs
Winning a round of the 2019 IXS series
Winning in Lousã (POR) in 2019
2nd place Overall in iXS Series 2019
2nd place in Crankworx 2018
Winning a British Downhill Series Round
Irish National Title in 2017 and 2019