“The most fun in 60 seconds you could ever have!” | Adam Baird, GB Bobsleigh
Where do you work & as what?
I am a Royal Marine Commando currently working in Royal Navy HQ as a logistics manager with the rank of sergeant.
Describe the sport of bobsleigh for those who don’t know.
Fast, hard, rough or smooth, exhilarating and the most fun in 60 seconds you could ever have.
What attributes do you need to be good at bobsleigh?
Power, speed, strength, team cohesion, willingness to fail and the strength of mind to succeed
How did you get into competitive bobsleigh?
Royal Navy team which then lead to GB trials
Where in the world do you race? What’s your favourite track & why?
Konigsee is my favourite track, very technical, fun to drive, and the most scenic
Who are the world leaders in bobsleigh?
Germans by far, they have all the best kit and they have 4 ice tracks on their doorstep
Are the Brits good at bobsleigh?
YES, and we have the potential to podium at the Olympics given the right backing we will be up there!
What are your bobsleigh ambitions?
One word: OLYMPICS
Is British bobsleigh funded at the moment?
No, all of the teams are privately sponsored
How creative have you been at finding brand partners?
I have a sponsorship package which ranges from logos on Van, kit, sled to visiting us at a European race and jumping in a sled with us.
What next for Team Baird?
Full European circuit (5 races, leading to World Cup and hopefully world championships 21/22 season)