Team Rider to Represent Merida Bicycles UK
Kyle Beattie (aka stokagegram) gave us a little insight about his past and future riding, as he now represents Merida Bikes UK!
Mum and Dad were always rad at taking us out on bikes when we were younger and I absolutely loved it! I got my first mountain bike which was a Showgun Gategrasher 200 Hardtail which was too fun and I got hooked on riding my bike. I was always balancing all my sports, as I was originally an Ice Hockey player. I can't explain how stoked I am to have the best support in the business from my amazing sponsors: Basecamp Bikes, thecyclejersey, Merida Bicycles UK and Bawbags Underwear.
I can't wait for this season! Too stoked! I am still pretty new to this enduro stuff, but loving it. Coming off the back winning the senior overall in the Scottish Enduro Series 2016. I will be moving into racing elite and couldn't be more stoked for the races! Can't explain how stoked I am to now be riding for Merida!
My plans for the 2017 season are, to be at the rest of the Scottish Enduro Series and some more No Fuss events and potentially some XC races too. My new Merida One-Sixty 8000 is ridiculously rad! The best bike I've ever ridden. It's a whole other level. The servicing from my dudes at Basecamp Bikes is incredibly good; keeping my bike running perfectly all the time.
For 2017 my main goal is to try to get some top 5 elite results in the SES and work towards podium finishes.
Pssst.. If you're fancying yourself a bit of Merida too, check out this How to Choose a Bike blog, first!