Reegan on right road
PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:06 10 June 2010
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REEGAN West may just be a tender 10 years of age but already the Withycombe Raleigh Primary School youngster is displaying true champion technique on a motocross bike.
REEGAN West may just be a tender 10 years of age but already the Withycombe Raleigh Primary School youngster is displaying true champion technique on a motocross bike. He was recently honoured by the South West Motocross Club as being the most improved junior rider for the 2008 summer season and he also made it into the top ten of the Junior rankings.Reegan was introduced to the sport by his uncle Scott Steele, and rides a Kawasaki 65cc. This is his first year of competitive racing and when he picked up his trophies at the end of summer season ceremony the person who handed out the awards was under-21 British champion Alex Snow, who began his own racing career at the same South West club that young Reegan is associated to now.The youngster is now gearing up to race in the winter series which begins on November 30. However Mum, Louise is not as keen as her young son, but it's got nothing to do with Reegan's undoubted talent, or genuine passion for the sport, as she explained saying: "His kit is no doubt going to get very muddy during the winter series and I don't doubt the good old washing machine will be working overtime over the next few months."As for her son's growing prowess on a bike, Louise says: "He's totally committed to the sport, it really does play a huge part in his life and I am very pleased to support him in any way, it's lovely to see him both enjoying himself, and indeed doing so well.