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10 Questions: Josh Peters

Josh Peters is a 14-year-old from Braintree, Essex. His progress on the motocross scene has been huge since he switched from BMX to MX! Currently riding a BW85, and will be switching to the 125 for the 2017 season! He is currently homeschooled to concentrate on his riding and training. He is an ex-British Champion on a BMX and is looking to be a British Champion on a MX bike! He also took part in the 150 class at Matterly Basin this year.

How old were you when you started riding?

I started with BMX racing at 5 years old then moved to Motocross when I was 12 years old.

What was your first bike?

I started off with a KTM 65 and raced it in the 85 small wheel class.

What’s your favourite track?

Desert Martin

Have you had any nasty injuries?

I had a broken tibia and broken ankle.

What championships are you competing in?

I am competing in the BYMX, MX Nationals and Dutch Masters of MX.

Who helps you out? (Sponsors, parents etc)

My team freestyle bikes, Roland Shaw (Hardcore racing) FTR suspension, Antony Plummer, John Mitchel sports therapy, Paul Richard Blake, my Nan and Granddad for all the help! And of course my Mum and Dad for all the hard work they put into my racing.

What’s been your biggest racing achievement?

BMX – British champion, National champion and winning a European round!

MX – winning my first race at the BYMX.

Do you have any pre race rituals / superstitions?

Yeah I have a few things!!

Who’s your favourite rider? Old or new

Valentin Guillod!

What would you do with a million pounds?

Spend it on bikes.

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