Joshua Johnson

Professional Cyclist

Joshua Mannie Johnson was born on the 22nd of February 2008 in Durban, South Africa, and moved to Lusaka, Zambia, at 2 weeks old. He lived in Zambia for 7 years. During this time, Joshua was inspired by his father, Andrew Johnson, who raced in mountain biking and participated in a few races in Zambia.

When Joshua moved back to South Africa he started racing the Spur School Series and KZN Cups, where he developed a hunger for racing and training at 9 years old. After training, he started to win a few races and fell in love with the sport. Now, at 15 years old, he is competing around the country and has even participated in races in Switzerland and Belgium. He won his first age group South African title for mountain biking at the age of 13 in the U15 age group and achieved his first South African road title at the age of 14 in the U15 group. He races a lot on mountain bikes and started road racing 2 years ago. Recently Joshua won a road race in Belgium. In 2022, he went to Switzerland and won a mountain bike XCO in Luggendorf.

Joshua loves spending time with his family and friends, and he receives great support from them, which inspires and motivates him. He is also a big gamer and enjoys playing in his downtime with his mates. Additionally, he has aspirations to go into studying Video game development. Joshua hopes to take his mountain bike career as far as he can, especially as he enters his U19 years in 2025.

  • 2x SA XCO Champ
  • 2X SA Cup Series Winner
  • 94.7 U17 Winner
  • 8X SA Cup Winner
  • 1X SA Road Champ
  • 1X SA TT Champ
  • 1X SA Criterium Champ
  • 3X KZN XCO Champ
  • 3X KZN Road Champ
  • 1X KZN TT Champ
  • 2X European Wins