Professional mountain biker, Orange factory rider, urban downhill specialist and top notch flapjack eater.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life"Muhammad Ali
I first learnt to ride a bike at the age of 4 years old in Upton Country Park. This soon progressed into riding my little Raleigh bike everywhere! During my childhood I was built various ramps and jumps by my father who placed them just outside my house to play on. This soon got bigger and bigger!
My worst year saw me visit A&E 7 times for broken bones but mainly my head splitting open. Yes I do have 24 stitches across the centre of my head and yes this is why I’m a little strange!
My teen years were spent mainly on Upton heath at the legendary ‘Canyons’ (an abandoned quarry) The jumps and drops there taught me the vital skills I have to this day. I’ve had various injuries since including a major crash after my first race at the age of 18. This left me with 12 broken bones and a snapped crutiate ligament in my knee and the end to my dreams of riding (or so I thought).
However at the end of 2014 I took the huge gamble, and quit my job. Now the story begins…