Over the next few weeks we'll be introducing you to all of the fabulous new people who have joined Team Flare.
To get us started please meet our first signing of the new year: Danny Wilson.
Base: Littleborough, UK
Disciplines: Downhill and Freeride MTB
Work: Volunteer at Havok Bike Park
I started riding age 16 and my love of travel, photography and film making soon followed. I spent a few years in Australia as an international student and my BMX was always at my side. Once I came back to the UK I made the switch to mountain bikes - Downhill and Freeride felt like the only logical choice for me.
I ride because it’s my passion, a driving force, it’s a constant challenge and no two runs are ever the same. Everything about the sport just urges me to do it. The thrill of the speed or near misses. The feeling I get floating through the air. It’s the rush of moving forward while being on the edge of grip; knowing that I am truly pushing myself. It’s the feeling of freedom; the tranquillity, the joy, the people I meet and the friends I have made. I just love the fact it can scare me too. It makes me feel alive.
I love nothing more than sharing what I do with the rest of the world. I’m still amazed when people recognise me from social media!
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