We are absolutely bloody delighted to welcome Charlie Hatton to Team Wideopenmag!
You know Charlie, right?
He’s a fast, talented and hard working young gun downhiller from the Forest of Dean. He won 12 races in 2014. He was 3rd overall at the BDS winning Antur Stiniog and Fort William. He killed it in youth and now he’s stepping up to Junior.
Oh … and he just won the Mini Downhill this weekend at the Forest of Dean on his brand new Nukeproof Pulse!
“This year I want to race all of the British Downhill Series, National Champs and as many World Cups as possible. My goals are to hit the season feeling fit and motivated and to be up there with the second year juniors as quick as I can!”
This year we’re focusing all of our energy on up and coming riders. Charlie is a huge part of that and we’re giving him loads of support at the British Downhill Series and getting him ready for his first World Cups. Charlie will race the full British Downhill Series, 3 European World Cups, British Downhill Champs … and a heap of regional UK events like Pearce Cycles or his local Forest of Dean races. We want to invest in him now and help build his career as a racer into the future.
“We’ve watched Charlie grow up racing bikes and always been really impressed with his speed and his attitude towards racing. He works hard, trains like an elite racer and has natural talent that scores him great results. We’re really excited about helping him step up to Junior and on to his first World Cups”
Rich Thomas, Team Wideopenmag
Charlie will race the Nukeproof Pulse downhill bike and shred outside of races on a Nukeproof Mega TR.
He’ll be looking fly and staying safe in Fox Head gear with support from Conti Tyres, Camelbak, Drift Innovation, Mudhugger, Ti-Springs, Crank Brothers, RoostDH and MRP.
Charlie will also continue to be supported by Flyup Downhill.
Charlie would like to say a huge thanks to Simon Ruskin at Flyup Downhill and Steve Jones at Dirt Magazine for their help up to this point.
Good luck Charlie for 2015 Charlie!
Thanks to Mr Olly Jelley for creating the video and images for this one and to Matt J Pidala for the drone shot. How good is that light?!