Suzuki join forces with Team GB athlete Declan Brooks

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Suzuki are joining forces with Team GB athlete and BMX freestyle star Declan Brooks. The 21-year-old completed his CBT on a Suzuki GSX-S125 and will combine his training for the 2020 Japanese Olympic games with riding his motorbike.

Brooks was brought up in a motorbiking family and tried dirt bikes as a youngster but has mostly stuck with bikes of the pedal variety until now.

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“My family have always owned and raced motorcycles so doing my CBT and then getting my license was something I always wanted to do,” said Brooks.

“My dad’s two-wheel mad; he got me into riding BMX, and now I’m getting on a motorbike it’ll please him too.”

Declan Brooks completing his CBT

Brooks believes his BMX background has helped him to pick up riding a motorbike quickly.

“I was actually surprised at myself and how quickly I got to grips with it, I guess riding on two wheels every day helped in a way. I’m now really looking forward to riding around on my GSX-S125 and building my experience before doing my full test.”

Having won many awards and competitions in BMX freestyle - most recently at the Night Harvest event in South Africa - he will now focus his attention on the Olympics in the hope of winning a gold medal.

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Richard Paul

By Richard Paul