Basildon stunt biker makes it through to final of international competition (From Southend Standard)
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Basildon stunt biker makes it through to final of international competition
1:10pm Monday 8th October 2012 in Echo News
Leon Neill is one of 30 sponsored trials bikers taking part in the international Get Creative competition
A STUNT rider from Basildon is one of just 30 bikers around the world who secured sponsorship to take part in a brand new international competition.
Leon Neill, 28, of Hockley Road, spent every weekend this summer filming a video for Get Creative.
Based on video entries submitted online, the contest looks for the most unique, creative or technical riders who test their bike handling skills over a series of obstacles.
Mr Neill said: “I’m not expecting to go and win it, for me it is more about getting my video out there. I’ve been a bit lazy and it’s been a long time since I’ve made one but this has really made me get back into it.
“The video’s will be judged on a little bit of everything. It’s about the riding, filming quality, angles and how much thought has gone into it. It’s not just necessarily just about who is the best rider.”
Trials rider Mr Neill is sponsored by Spanish bike company Marino, and could bag an undisclosed cash prize if he wins the competition.
Get Creative also has a novice section with 70 entries.
To view his entry visit www.marinobike.com.