Louise Ferguson x Nukeproof Dissent

From Fort William, Scotland to Queenstown, New Zealand, Nukeproof ace Louise Ferguson has created a new life for herself that's rooted in mountain biking.

2022 saw Louise switch from tradesperson (hit her up if you need your bathroom tiled) to professional athlete, with a full feast of mountain bike events on the schedule. From Enduro World Series to Red Bull Formation, through to multiple Crankworx events, it was a huge calendar. However, it was racing downhill that she gravitated towards. A debut season of UCI Downhill World Cups including an incredible podium in Leogang, Austria, was the perfect way to stoke the fire.

In 2023 Louise joins the ranks of Continental-Nukeproof Factory Racing to embark on a full attack of the UCI Downhill World Cup Series. She’s shown huge speed in the Sothern Hemisphere Crankworx events in Cairns and Roturua, racking up the medals, so will be one to watch heading into the World Cup season.

Living in Queenstown, Louise is part of an incredible scene that has been building for riders. To celebrate the launch of the new Nukeproof Dissent Carbon, Louise met up with photographer Jay French and videographer Joel McDowell to tour some of the awesome trails within the Queenstown Bike Park.