Rider Column: Micky Eccles

Micky Eccles checks in.

Micky Eccles checks in.

Hey everyone, it is Micky Eccles here. I just thought I’d let you all know what I have been up to since the end of last season. First off, I have to thank everyone that helped me through last season. I couldn’t have been at the races without their help and they all know who they are.

I took a bit of time off after the last round of the Maxxis British Championship, had some downtime and a holiday with my girlfriend in Australia. November was the start of pre-season for me; I joined forces with the RMJ Pro Academy, as I felt that Rich could help take me up a level in my riding and help me achieve my goals in Britain and Europe. Since then we have put a lot of hard work in together and with the rest of the Pro Academy boys. I feel like Rich has become a crucial part of my programme after only working together for four months. I’ll be racing the Maxxis ACU British Championship and the European EMX250 series.

We spent a lot of time in France and Spain over the New Year and January, as we planned to race at Red Sand MX Park. But, unfortunately, after four very good weeks of training and preparation, a storm hit that part of Spain and the event was cancelled due to the horrendous weather. It was a shame as it would have been a good race to see where we were at and there would have been a lot of good riders there.

After the event was cancelled we headed home to prepare for the Hawkstone International. The prep for the event went really well and we turned up to the race looking forward to it, ready to have fun and see where I was at. Qualifying wasn’t too bad with a fourteenth place whilst riding nervous and tense, but the races didn’t go to plan with two DNFs.

Moving on from Hawkstone we have been working hard ready for the first round of the British, which is at Culham Park on the 12th March. I’m looking forward to getting this season underway and I will keep you all updated. Thanks to everyone who is helping me out and supporting me for this coming season, it wouldn’t be possible to do it without the help.

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Words: Micky Eccles | Lead Image: Elliot Spencer

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