Ike Carter is a 13-year-old from Chatham, Kent. He is this years SW85 Champion in the MX Nationals! Ike has got a big future ahead of him as he keeps getting faster and faster.
How old were you when you started riding?
I was 6 when I started riding and I did my first race when I was 7!
What was your first bike?
My first bike was a KTM Mini Adventure.
What’s your favourite track?
My favourite track is say is Mildenhall! I have always liked that track and I’m fast there.
Have you had any nasty injuries?
I broke my femur in 2013 which made me lose the GT cup! I was also sitting 4th in the Red bull at the time.
What championships are you competing in?
This year I competed in MX Nationals which was a great championship with good tracks and it was all organised well! I also did the British Youth Nationals where the tracks were also prepared good and all organised well.
Who helps you out? (Sponsors, parents etc)
I have MBO Power, they are my sponsor they make sure my bikes are well prepared and looking really fresh! Also my Dad who takes me training along with my Mum and Sisters who come and support me.
What’s been your biggest racing achievement?
My biggest racing achievement I would say it was the British Youth Championship I took this year!
Do you have any pre race rituals / superstitions?
Well I just focus on the race and get in my zone!
Who’s your favourite rider? Old or new
My favourite rider is Ryan Villopoto his style is so nice and he’s always been my favourite rider!
What would you do with a million pounds?
If I had a million pounds I would go to America for a few months and ride the best tracks in the world!
Interview: Matt Singer | Photos: Andwag Photography