Rider Profile: George Belk


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Name:
George Belk

Date of Birth:
29/05/93

Current Residence:
Llansilin, Powys, Wales

Hometown:
Oswestry, Shropshire, England

Sponsors:
Diamondback Europe, Rockstar Energy Drink, Kore USA, Freestylextreme.com, ThorMX UK, SRAM, Duck Smart, Avid, RockShox, SpiralGFX, JVC, Schwalbe UK, Horizon Watches, Owkay Clothing, Plush Suspension

Years I’ve been riding:
Seven

Favourite Trail or place to ride:
Hafjell, Norway.

Best ride ever:
Big 40 minute downhill run in Aosta in the Italian Alps with all the boys snapping trees and hitting bushes at mach 10. We still talk about it now, a perfect day’s riding.

Favourite Trick:
Whips or 360's.

Injuries:
A few broken hands and one haematoma, and many more lucky escapes.

Career Highlight:
2nd in the British Downhill Series at Combe Sydenham

Hobbies:
Building things.

Role Model:
Anyone who does their own thing.

Favourite Band:
Mac Miller

Favourite Movie:
Ali

Favourite Drink:
Rockstar

Favourite Food:
Sushi.

Favourite Industry Individual:
Chris Froome

Most Valued Component on Your Bike:
My flat pedals

Favourite Event:
Mont Saint Anne (Mountain Bike World Cup venue in Beaupré, Quebec, Canada)

Words of Wisdom:
Enjoying riding is the best form of training.

Last Thoughts:
Can't wait to get going on the new DH8 this year with a great team!