Declan Brooks is 15 years old and has already caught the eye of several BMX talent scouts and has been snapped up for sponsorship by Vocal BMX, Mutant Bikes and Scoop BMX. Earlier this year he won the BMX Masters 2011 Amateur Spine competition in Cologne and hit the Relentless Boardmasters BMX ramp with wild energy, he placed third.
“I live and breathe BMX. It’s my only passion,” Declan says
“Southsea Skatepark in Portsmouth is Declan’s local stomping ground where he practises daily, but he’s also fortunate enough to practise and ride with the illustrious Relentless Energy rider Mark Webb at the Ghetto Shed every week. That’s something that every up-and-coming BMX rider can only dream of.
When asked what his ultimate goals are, Declan enthusiastically informs us, “The Dew Tour America – riding with and against all the top riders in the world. And then if BMX features in the Olympics I would love to represent the UK for vert, park and mini-ramp.” He cites one of his biggest inspirations as BMX legend Jamie Bestwick, a British rider representing in America.
“All I do is drink tea and watch BMX videos online when I’m not riding,” Declan says proudly. “I watch edits all the time to see what everyone is up to, but I try and take my own path with it to be a bit different.”
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