I started my journey Easter 2017, and raced in the British Minibike Championships on an IMR 140 pit bike, racing on Go-Kart tracks around the country. I was then lucky enough to ride a Bucci F15r 160 which really brought me on, winning several trophies.
In 2019 I did my ACU licence and moved on to bigger bikes. I was lucky enough to be chosen to try out for the British Talent Cup Selection at Silverstone. Unfortunately, I wasn’t selected but it was an amazing opportunity and really motivated me to want to ride big bikes.
My first big bike was my KTM RC390. I rode in the EMRA, NGRRC and Supermono GBchampionships bringing home some more silverware. I started to really get a feel for it and getting out on the bigger tracks like Mallory Park, Cadwell and Pembrey.
In August of 2019 we decided the KTM wasn’t quite right for me and decided to change to my Yamaha YZF R3 which I love and really suits my riding style. My first real outing was with the help of my sponsors and took us to Alcaras in Spain for a 3-day track event. I was lucky enough to get some 1-1 tuition with Peter Hickman.
2020 has been rather a challenging year for us all and we had great plans. But I have been able to get out on track at Mallory and Cadwell on some track days and am looking forward to starting racing this season with NGRRC and Thunderstoprt and learning and improving.
Last year also gave me the opportunity to do a column in the UK Clubsport Magazine and join them in the FreeTech Endurance racing on a Honda CBR125. Its great fun and we have bought our own bike which we will be using as a training bike too!!
When I wasnt racing I was also a member of the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force. Ive made some really good friends and have been to several camps and have completed my Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. i attended almost every Wednesday night since winter 2017 and have recently finished my time there after turning 18.
Unfortunately, as much as I said “2021 will be my year”, it well and truly wasn’t. it brought many tears and DNF’s which is something every racer goes through at one point in their life. The year started and ended on a high though!! Brands Hatch and Donington Park (rounds 1 and 2 of the NGRRC) ran smoothly, but at round 3 disaster struck… or another rider for that matter. Unfortunately, I was involved in an incident that left me with a broken arm and in lots of pain meaning it was looking like I was going to miss quite a few rounds of the championship, but with the excellent work of vitamins and lots of rest I was back for a track day at Knockhill and ready fighting at the next round… until Sunday morning when I re-injured my arm BUT DIDNT FALL OFF… luckily. Unfortunately, I had to pull out of that weekend which meant I was unable to defend my 2nd in the championship.
Then things started to get serious. Long story short, my debut to the British Super Bike Junior SuperSport 300 grid was not as easy as we would have liked, we encountered many issues with the bike and had to pull out of our second weekend due to mechanical issues, we went testing and I crashed BIG style but the problems managed to get sorted in the end and we finished a full weekend at BSB for the first time, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase third time lucky!!!
We ended our manic year at the last round of thundersport and I was lucky and honored to be part of the very final thundersport GB Superteens grid. The superteens have been around for years and years and to not only be part of the final grid but the final podium of that class made me so proud to be a junior rider.
We also got to go to Cartagena with Rich Energy OMG Racing which was an amazing experience for me. I got to ride an array of different bikes including a 2022 Yamaha r6 and a KTM450.
No matter the issues this year, I tried to do everything I could with a smile on my face. it was so difficult at times but I managed it!!
In 2022, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to ride under the wing of Rich Energy OMG Racing. Although it was a tough season trying to find my feet for my first full year in that class, it was a fantastic experience and has taught me what I need to know for the future and whatever it may hold! With only two crashes during the year, the latter one causing me injury, I feel there’s lots more room to push! Every time I returned to a track I had been to before, I broke my personal best lap times by a few seconds.
2023 has been a different sort of year than we had hoped. The plans started with an entire season of BSB and doing the Olivers Mount meetings I was eligible for, unfortunately, this is not how the story went. I fell ill at the start of the year when we were meant to be getting ourselves to Round One at Silverstone so the year didn’t get off to the right start anyway, we lost a few sponsors and I became unhappy with my racing at the top level. This meant that for the sake of my mental health, I have taken a step back from the national series and will be getting back to enjoying my racing again at Olivers Mount and Club Meetings whenever the remaining budget allows!