I got my first bike (Yamaha DT50MX) to ride to college on aged sixteen. Two years later I started road racing and two years after that I joined the British Championship where I spent ten years riding mostly in the 600 Supersport class but also Production, Single Cylinder and the Triumph Speed Triple Challenge. I raced in North America on three occasions and also Northern Ireland and Austria.
I stopped racing at the end of 1997 and two year later bought a Yamaha R1 on which I toured France and Germany . Paranoid about losing my licence on it, I traded it for a new Suzuki DRZ 400, went trail riding and entered a few enduros. Being 5’4″, I found the DRZ was too big and heavy for competition so traded it for a Gas Gas EC200 which I absolutely adored and spent the next three years riding enduro events in Wales and the south of England. In the middle of that I rode a Yamaha YZF426 in the inaugural year of the Winter Supermoto British Championship along with Danny. I sold the Gas Gas to buy the BMW for this trip.
Professionally, I spent the last twelve years working as a Technical Support Engineer for Stannah Stairlifts. My hometown is Andover, Hampshire, England, UK. Other hobbies include Mountain Biking Snowboarding and Photography.
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