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Scott ‘Boom Boom’ Beaumont

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Name?
Scott Beaumont

Nickname?
Boom Boom – Given to me by World Cup commentator Peter Graves at Japan World Cup in late 90’s

Age? 31

Residence?
Kidderminster, UK

Height?
1.82m

Weight?
82kg

Discipline?
4X, Downhill, BMX

What bike are you riding this season?
Rocky Mountain 4X prototype, Flatline

Home Track?
Bringewood, Ludlow

Favourite track?
Bromont 4X

Favourite track name?
Rib Tickler

Favourite terrain? Why?
Loose flat turns in 4X. Anything can happen here!

Worst terrain? Why?
High speed rocks in DH

Biggest injury?
Disslocated left ankle and broken tibia. Foot was backwards being held on essentially by skin. Wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! Jack Bauer would have felt it tingle!

Favourite music?
Dance

Recommend an album?
Anything Lilly Allen

Favourite Fiveten and Burgtec products?
Penthouse Flats MK III

Favourite Vice?
(thing you like doing but you know you shouldn’t eg junk food) Doritos

Favourite movie?Why? Snatch – Hilarious. Also look on You Tube at Snatch Wars……

What makes you tick what makes you want to ride?
Going big over some of the huge jumps on World Cup 4X now.

What makes you want to race?
Winning

What do you love about racing what do you hate about racing?
Love Winning, travelling, meeting different people from different cultures, trying new food. Hate airports, excess baggage, jetlag, punctures in racing when you have travelled to the other side of the globe!

Recommended reading for road trips?
Anything funny

Favourite road trip and fondest memory from that trip?
All my trips away with Will Longden. Too many car hire stories

Claim to fame?
Meeting Ricky Carmichael at Anaheim SX a few years ago and him giving me a signed pair of Oakley goggles.

Best piece of downhill advice you were given?
Stay off the brakes

What got you into racing mountain bikes in the first place?
During my BMX career I received a phone call asking if I would like a salary to race Mountain Bikes in downhill and slalom…….Just decided it was worth a gamble!

When did you start?
1996

First race and memory of that day?
A couple of little local races, but first I remember was Margam Park DH National. Best memory was winning my first big race!

What was the result?
1st

First bike you raced on?
Kona Sex Three

Sponsors?
Rocky Mountain, RDH Motorhomes, Fox, Trixter, Oakley, Fox Suspension, Hayes, Sun Ringle, Schwalbe, Fenwicks, RapidRacerProducts, USE, Burgtec

First sponsor?
Birmingham Wheels

Why did they sponsor you?
I was pretty quick for a 5 year old kid!

Other hobbies?
Golf, BMX, Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Cinema etc..

Do you train? If so what exercise do you do? Yep, twice a day. Gym, 4X spints, 4X tracks, XC riding, Road riding, DH tracks

The result your most proud of?
World Champion BMX 95

1 paragraph about your personal/professional achievements?
I have always given 100% in anything I have done and have some good results to reflect that. I treat people how I like to be treated and take pride in giving back to the sport as much as I can.

1 paragraph about what you have been doing last year?
It was a good year in 2009. I won National 4X Series, National 4X Championships and finished 11th in the World Cup. It was a year of missed opportunities with 3 semi final rides in 4X that I did not move onto the main finals from.

Any particular riding goals/ambitions for this year?
Retain my UK titles and move into the top 5 overall in World Cups.

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