Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I guess you could say I’m a bit of an adrenaline junky big in to action sports. I love doing craze things and try to cease every opportunity I am given and will try anything once. I feel very fortunate to have got this far in mountain biking and to be lucky enough to have travelled so much when training or competing. I have visited many different parts of the world that I might not have been able to go if I hadn’t started riding.
What has been your best riding experience so far? Any career highlights?
Experiences that stick in my mind are the summer weeks spent in Morzine, France over the last few years with friends. I have had so many great riding experiences and funny moments. It’s a great place to go and you always end up seeing friends who you haven’t see for months which is brilliant. My career highlight so far has got to be when I went to Champery during my first year of World Cup racing, I remember going there not long after the venue first visit in 2008 and not even being able to even ride down some bits, so it made it even more special when I crossed that finish line qualifying 13th going on the finish 25th.
Where is your favorite place to ride, and what bike would you take?
I think it has to be with my Aurum in San Remo in northern Italy. It’s my destination of choice when the harshest winter weather is setting in during the early months of the year. It’s great to be able to get away and go somewhere that pretty much has bright sunshine everyday and the tracks there are perfect for getting that last bit of comfort and speed on the downhill bike before the season starts, It can be quite a stressful time of the year as the season of racing is just about to start but there is something about the area that makes it a fun and relaxing place to be.
What is your favorite thing to do on a bike?
I think my favorite thing to do is simply riding downhill. I like traveling to new and exciting places and riding new downhill tracks. There is no better feeling than when you get through a section faster than you ever have before.
What is your first memory of riding? What first got you into riding?
My first memory was probable when one Christmas morning brother and I when down to our local woods for a ride around and found a some small dirt jumps and little dh tracks. No sooner did we find them the guys that built them turned up and we all became great friends and still are to this day. I think if we hadn’t meet them then I defiantly wouldn’t be sitting here writing this today.
When you’re not biking what are you usually doing?
I ride allot of motocross which is also good for training, but away from anything two wheeled my other hobbies are skiing and wakeboarding.
What are your goals for the next year or so?
One of my main goals for next year is to get another top 30 World Cup finish and to qualify every WC round. Goals for back home are to make the national podium and retain my title as Pearce Cycles overall elite series winner.
What song on your iPod gets you pumped to ride right now?
Currently it’s the new Avicii track called Levels, it’s a great song for getting myself going. Got some other good tunes at the moment like Flo Rida, Feeling Good and Nero with Promises.
What would your perfect day look like?
Starting the day with a run along a beach somewhere on the coast of Italy in the sun rise. then heading to the mountains for a bit of fresh powder skiing before lunch. After that I would do some uplifting with my friends in the San Remo sunshine. And finally out on the wakeboard for a quick ride before a nice big meal with all my family and friends. Impossible, I know, but I think that would be it, ooo would like to do a few laps on the moto as well somewhere in there!