BMX Racing

Quillan Isidore

Last Updated: 24/12/13 10:33am

Quillan Isidore: Is the BMX UCI Boys 16 World Champion

Quillan has also won the the National Championships twice

The chance to be a role model for children in his local community is a big motivation for Quillan

He is also hoping to increase the popularity of BMX across Britain

The 2016 are a very realistic aim for Quillan after a brilliant start to his international career

The 2016 are a very realistic aim for Quillan after a brilliant start to his international career

BMX is my life and I have been riding and racing since I was very young.

Fact File

  • DOB: 17/10/1996
    Event: BMX
    Hometown: London
    International Debut: BMX World Championship 2012
  • 2012: UCI Boys 16 World champion
    3 time: British Junior champion
    2 time: National champion

Growing up in South London aged 16 is tough and it could be so easy to feel that as a young person one's horizons are very limited. But being involved with the BMX Club at Peckham gave me so much to strive for: it made me believe in myself and my ability. It also taught me how to share and to work in a team, competing, but also always wanting the best for the other riders too.

"I am honoured to be an Ambassador for the Sky brand, promoting the development of sport within the community and equally putting BMX on the map and helping to change the stereotypical negative image that people have of kids on their BMX."

Quillan Isidore

The discipline of the sport has helped me achieve more at school because you need to be dedicated, not give up if you have set-backs, and always push yourself that bit further.

I feel I am looked up to as a role model for kids in my local community, inspiring them and other riders, and I dream of helping other young people find their way in life, both within the wider community and within sport itself.

BMX racing is a sport accessible to so many, regardless of where you live or what opportunities you may feel aren't there for you. It is something that can appeal to youngsters without much vision of the future who maybe lack confidence in themselves.

It is a family sport and riders range from four-year-olds to adults, girls as well as boys.

I am honoured to be an ambassador for the Sky brand, promoting the development of sport within the community and equally putting BMX on the map and helping to change the stereotypical negative image that people have of kids on their BMX.