My name is Scott Roberts, I am 20 years old and live in a small town in Stourport. I learnt to ride a bike at the age of 4 and every day from then I just get more and more of a buzz from riding, I started of racing downhill at the age of 13 then after a few years made a transfer to race 4x a more adrenaline, action packed sport and I now race 4x at World, European and National level.
I have great sponsors that makes this happen, Identiti Bikes, Adidas Eyewear, Schwalbe Uk, Charge Clothing, Tsg, MRP, Halo, Shimano, White Brothers & Crank Brothers.
- · 4X National Youth Champion 2007
- · Sheffield Indoor Youth Series Champion 2007
- · Qualified 21st in first ever world cup race 2008
- · Finished 2nd Highest Brit after Dan Atherton at 1st World Cup race 2008
- · National championship 2nd place 2009 Junior
- · National championship 2nd place Pro- Elite 2010
- · Welsh championship 2nd place 2010
- Rd1 of the Uci 4x in South Africa 12th place 2011
- Rd2 of the Uci 4x in Scotland 11th place 2011
- · Rd4 of the UCI 4X in Canada 10th place 2011
- · Schwalbe Euro 4X in Leogang Finished 3rd at the 2011
- Schwalbe Euro 4X in Wales Finished 5th 2011
- · Rd4 of the Schwalbe British 4X series Harthill finished 1st 2011
Paulo was born in Brazil and moved to ‘sunny’ England when he was ten. At twelve began skateboarding and when that stopped being a challenge he moved on. So took up Mountain biking always looking for a thrill and living on the edge.
Paulo explains how he got into BMX “I saw a mate of mine BMXing, so I thought I’d give it a go… I haven’t looked back. Love the sport, the adrenalin and the personal competition to be the best. Being from Brazil I was so used to being free and out in the open air at one with the environment. When I bike it’s just me and the bike, I can go anywhere and do anything, I have made some amazing friends whilst riding and cannot imagine not being able to do what I love most.
To fund my obsession I have always fixed bikes, restored the discarded and along with working in a bike shop, I have now set up my own mini-business building and spraying bikes. I love to be creative with my work and give each bike a custom finish. I’m a fun, energetic guy who is passionate about biking and dedicated to success.
Charge clothing will be stopping off at Xfest, Santa pod this weekend, with rhinos Gareth Wilson, Brett Wheeler, Matt Cooper and Paulo Carvalho representing Charge in BMX and MTB competition and Charge stand in trade area with loads of fresh clothing for 2012.
XFest at Santa Pod Raceway is rapidly approaching on the 5th-7th May 2012. The rider lists have just been released and we have a massive line up.
In all Pro competitions, cash prizes are being awarded to the top 10 riders and this is clearly enough to tempt the big guys into the competition. Similarly in the amateur competitions, product prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers. We have Riders from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Australia and more. This truly is a global gathering of the worlds best riders.
Check out www.xfest.co.uk for full rider line up and details on how to book your tickets and head on down there..
Throw in the Monster Truck Displays, The FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car, a freestyle stunt rider competition (street motorbikes), Run What Ya Brung, Drift What Ya Brung Sessions, Live Music across 2 arenas including Big Top Marquee with a HUGE line ups, fun fair and loads more and this is a mix you will not want to miss.
Gareth Wilson spends the day at the park dialing in some tricks…
4th March was the first round of the eastern centre enduro championship at Iken, Suffolk. First special test went ok, felt at bit tight as the track was flat, slippery and wasnt very cut up but ended up 4th. By the second test it was a bit more developed and I was able complete it a second faster which have me second and then third overall. I knew that I if I could clean the times on the going I would be third at worst. As the rain continued to fall for the rest of the day the times got really tight. I dropped one minute on my last check. Everyone else dropped two or more so I ended up winning the expert class by over a minute.
Great start to the season. Thanks to enduro extreme magazine, husqvanna UK, drshox suspension, recommended plumber ltd, charge clothing, renthal, oneal and rip and roll.
Charge Sponsored Ross Maguire aged 6 won the Scottish Winter BMX Championships last weekend. Ross also participates in Judo, Kick Boxing, Karting & Moto X, and will be competing in his 1st ever mini moto race on 8th April. Doing well at everything he tries his hand at, his Father David an EX MMA fighter wants Ross to try different sports and see what he likes best and excels at to then concentrate on that one sport to work his way to the top… Sounds like a good plan to us!
Passion Racing are all set to launch their attack on the AMCA & British Masters Motocross Championships . Charge Clothing will be the official casual wear sponsor of Passion Racing for 2012. They have also gain much support from other big companies with in the Moto X industry. http://www.itsmypassion.co.uk/
Check out their team T-shirts and show your support. http://www.itsmypassion.co.uk/passion-t-shirts-available-now/
Charge will be sponsoring MTB Dirt Jump series, Spank Dirt Wars 2012.
Started in 2010, Dirt Wars has grown from strength to strength over the past two seasons to become the UK’s leading dirt jump series. Our aim is to give UK riders the best venues, with a variety of different jump styles, not only to test riders’ ability throughout the season but to create the best possible action at the competitions.
Also new for 2012 will be the addition of a ‘Best Trick’ & ‘Best Whip’ contest to be run separately from the Pro & Open category competitions but allowing riders from both categories to compete against one another for the title at each event. Expect massive tricks to be thrown down in an attempt to take ‘Best Trick’ this year – we know how hard the riders have been training this winter which is going to add up to some crazy riding at each event.
Check out their dates;
Round 1 – May 12th @ Adrenaline Alley, Corby, Northamptonshire
Round 2 – June 10th @ Wisley trails, Surrey
Round 3 – July 6th,7th & 8th @ Relentless NASS Festival, Somerset
Round 4 – August 5th @ Holdshott trails, Hampshire
Round 5 – September 8th @ PORC (Penshurst Off-Road Club), Kent
Check out the website for all info. http://www.dirtwarsuk.com/
Another one of Charge clothing’s newest recruits, Matt Cooper will hope to make his mark on the MTB dirt Jump Scene this year with his big bag of tricks. He has shown great potential in previous years and and videos are always a pleasure to watch. New Matt Cooper Charge video coming soon…