Heroes / GHOST Factory Racing Team / Team / Isla Short

Date of birth: September 18th 1996

Nationality: Scottish

Height: 153cm

Weight: 48-50kg approximately

Hobbies: munro bagging, reading, watersports, bikepacking, baking and dogs

Social media: @isla_short 

Cycling has always been a central part of my childhood. The adventure began on the back of a tandem or tricycle as I travelled around Scotland and Europe with my sisters and parents. As a teenager, I studied harp and piano at a music school for several years before rediscovering that being outdoors is much more fulfilling. There is a clear connection between well-being and nature. I am very fortunate to be able to live this out professionally every day. 

I think I discovered my cycling skills early on because I felt I had found my passion and my people after struggling to really get involved in a hobby as a child. 

As a teenager I raced at the top of international races without really thinking about what that might mean for my future. 

My path to racing was very organic, and it's only when I look back 10 years and think about how incredible, adventurous and full of stories my cycling career has been that I think about how special it is that I get to work at something I love.

As an U23 World Cup rider, I got a glimpse of what I could achieve by regularly finishing in the top 10, but two fourth places made me hungry for something bigger.

In my first four years as an elite racer I established myself as a racer with great potential, with 6 top 15 finishes in the World Cup. In 2020, the World Championships in Leogang was the best day of my career.

I know that my potential is still far beyond what I have achieved so far and I am very proud to be in the best position to build on it with such a great team. 

Isla Short neu im GHOST Factory Racing Team
Isla Short neu im GHOST Factory Racing Team
Isla Short neu im GHOST Factory Racing Team
Isla Short neu im GHOST Factory Racing Team


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