Introducing: Chris Cumming

Monday, June 1st, 2015

“First Fort William World Cup”

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12 year old Juvenile racer, Chris Cumming is part of a new wave of fresh talent to come from Northern Ireland, thanks to a booming Mountain bike scene, with the development of trail centers and inspiration from the likes of local legends Glyn O’Brien, Ben Reid and more recently Jacob Dickson and Enduro World Series winner Greg Callaghan.

Chris calls the beautiful shores of Carlingford Lough, Warrenpoint home. Conveniently located close to Rostrevor trail center, one of the largest trail network projects in Northern Ireland, boasting both red and black trails and an uplift service run in conjunction with East Coast Adventure.

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Chris won his chance to compete at next weekends Scottish Power Mini Downhill at the UCI World Cup Fort Williams, which he hopes will be the first of many trips to the iconic world cup venue.

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We caught up with Chris at the Enduro World Series race in Ireland to ask him a few questions (and prep his bike for the Llangollen round of the British Downhill Series)

Name: Chris cumming

Age: 12 years old

Home: Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland

How long have you been riding: 2 years

How would you describe yourself: Fun, outgoing, never sits still, never shuts up!

What do you do when not riding your bike? Football and rock climbing

Whats your favorite music to ride too? Anything- Everything… i like this song (Sam smith, black and gold playing on the PA)

What you want to be when you leave school: Pro bike racer or a bike designer

First bike: Specialized Hot Rock

Current Bike: 2015 Custom Nukeproof Mega AM

Favorite place to ride: Rostrevor, Northern Ireland

Race category: Juvenile (1st year)

How many races have you entered? 17 races

What races are you doing this year: British Downhill Series (BDS), Irish Downhill Series (IDMS), UK Mini Downhill  

Best race result: 1st IDMS Rd 1, Carlingford (winning by a 30 seconds margin)

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Favorite all time athlete: Sam Hill

Favorite Irish riders: Jacob Dickson and Ben Reid 

Goals for this year: Top 5 BDS. Win IDMS series

Long term goal: Junior downhill world champion! First Irish gold medalist

 

Chris is currently racing for the East Coast Adventure team who are proudly supported by: Nukeproof, Spy, One Industries, Clerk Fencing, Sea-truck Ferries and Rosco Lines

 

 

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