Tuesday, 28 July 2015

World BMX Championships

I'm not going to apologise for all the bike stuff..I love it. I've ridden bikes all my life and finding my way back into BMX has been amazing. Its given me focus, fitness and commitment to improve. At 46 years old in two weeks I'm more stoked than ever to be riding my bike. This past week has also meant being glued to the livestream coverage of the BMX World Championships from Zolder in Belgium. Myself and Jago had both our friends and fellow competitors representing Team GB and they all did our nation proud. What an experience to be competing at that level. Our own club 'Cornwall BMX Racing' now has our own new world number 3 in 7 year old Micah Pritchard, and a whole bunch of riders with greater experience and drive to succeed.
Unfortunately, Britain's big hope, Liam Phillips slipped on the gate and this is where the race can be won or lost. Coming in 5th he was disappointed but this only fuelled his fire to succeed and regain the world titlenext year and the Olympic Gold. The 2015 title went to a young Dutch phenomenon named Niek Kimmann who last year won the junior title and backs it up this year with the Elite Title and rainbow jersey. Some amazing coverage on BBC2 which we could hope is the shape of things to come for BMX hitting the mainstream!

Monday, 20 July 2015

Best of luck Team GB, especially Sienna and Isla Harvey.

I did some emotional coaching coaching with these two young sports stars over the winter and spring months during pre-race season training. Sienna and Isla Harvey (left) are two of the countries brightest BMX stars and are racing in Belgium this week at the BMX World Championships. I taught them some breathing techniques that can be used to relax, some visualisation techniques and also we did some positive anchoring. It was tough working with people so young but they have both had a great season so far, with the British Championships still to come and the remainder of the SW Regional series. Best of luck girls and don't forget to breath!!
Also best of luck to all the Cornish riders, the guys I now race against, Neil Hopes, Neil Forsyth and Tony Martin, the best of luck to you all.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Disposable BBQ's and Disposable Tourists again.

Please Please Please, stop leaving your BBQ's and rubbish on the beach. Just because it says disposable BBQ you wankers, doesn't mean you can leave it in the beautiful place you ate your food, along with all your other rubbish. You took it down there so take it back.
We cooked for 12 people the same day, not 20 metres from where these people left this mess. It took no time to cool the BBQ's down with water, place it back in its cardboard boxes, bag it up along with all our shit, and take it back to the car park, unfortunately there were no bins, so guess what people...take that shit home and put it in your bin!!! Stop destroying the beautiful places we are blessed to be able to enjoy you frickin ignorant C..TS!! If your having a BBQ on the beach this summer be prepared to take your rubbish home.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Study English Surfing!!

Having great fun working with a friends company 'Study English Surfing' which is based upon surfing and English lessons for overseas students. We have 9 great kids from across Spain and I'm helping out with the English language projects.
The weather is phenomenal and the waves are pumping.  I hope the waves keep coming and they'll go home very happy and hopefully speaking some better English.