Basildon stunt biker makes it through to final of international competition

Basildon stunt biker makes it through to final of international competition

Leon Neill is one of 30 sponsored trials bikers taking part in the international Get Creative competition

Leon Neill is one of 30 sponsored trials bikers taking part in the international Get Creative competition

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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.
 

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1:33pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

Well done and good luck Leon.
Well done and good luck Leon. Eric Whim
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2:52pm Mon 8 Oct 12

APR says...

Didn't see any mention of the National mountain biking event, which was held at Hadleigh over the weekend.
Didn't see any mention of the National mountain biking event, which was held at Hadleigh over the weekend. APR
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3:01pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

APR wrote:
Didn't see any mention of the National mountain biking event, which was held at Hadleigh over the weekend.
didn't see any mention either, shame really as I would have gone along to have a look if I'd known there was an event going on.

Maybe they didn't want the usual Hadleigh nimbys psting about how dreadful it all would be if people other than them were allowed to use the park which would mean more chance of someone seeing that not all of them clean up after their dogs have 'dropped their conkers' over there
[quote][p][bold]APR[/bold] wrote: Didn't see any mention of the National mountain biking event, which was held at Hadleigh over the weekend.[/p][/quote]didn't see any mention either, shame really as I would have gone along to have a look if I'd known there was an event going on. Maybe they didn't want the usual Hadleigh nimbys psting about how dreadful it all would be if people other than them were allowed to use the park which would mean more chance of someone seeing that not all of them clean up after their dogs have 'dropped their conkers' over there Eric Whim
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3:15pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

Eric Whim wrote:
APR wrote: Didn't see any mention of the National mountain biking event, which was held at Hadleigh over the weekend.
didn't see any mention either, shame really as I would have gone along to have a look if I'd known there was an event going on. Maybe they didn't want the usual Hadleigh nimbys psting about how dreadful it all would be if people other than them were allowed to use the park which would mean more chance of someone seeing that not all of them clean up after their dogs have 'dropped their conkers' over there
there may, for all I know, have been something about it in the sports section of the website but as I don't like being subjected to little video clips that start automatically and are forced upon people when they access that particular section, I've given up looking at it
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]APR[/bold] wrote: Didn't see any mention of the National mountain biking event, which was held at Hadleigh over the weekend.[/p][/quote]didn't see any mention either, shame really as I would have gone along to have a look if I'd known there was an event going on. Maybe they didn't want the usual Hadleigh nimbys psting about how dreadful it all would be if people other than them were allowed to use the park which would mean more chance of someone seeing that not all of them clean up after their dogs have 'dropped their conkers' over there[/p][/quote]there may, for all I know, have been something about it in the sports section of the website but as I don't like being subjected to little video clips that start automatically and are forced upon people when they access that particular section, I've given up looking at it Eric Whim
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4:33pm Mon 8 Oct 12

APR says...

I only found out about the Hadleigh event, as I went down to watch the Tornado Steam locomotive, on it's way from Southend to Canterbury, on Saturday morning. I could hear the commentary on the Tannoy, drifting over on the wind.
We walked over on Sunday and watched some of it. Great for the youngsters I saw, going around the Olympic track.. Just a shame there were hardly any spectators.
Perhaps the Echo didn't know about this, or the train come to that !!
I only found out about the Hadleigh event, as I went down to watch the Tornado Steam locomotive, on it's way from Southend to Canterbury, on Saturday morning. I could hear the commentary on the Tannoy, drifting over on the wind. We walked over on Sunday and watched some of it. Great for the youngsters I saw, going around the Olympic track.. Just a shame there were hardly any spectators. Perhaps the Echo didn't know about this, or the train come to that !! APR
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5:17pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

Anything to stop him cycling along the pavement - well done - where's yer helmet?
Anything to stop him cycling along the pavement - well done - where's yer helmet? Olivia2847
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12:39pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Miss_Independent says...

Always negative comments on a good piece of news...think we have a group of readers that have glass half empty attitudes!

Applaud the good not knock it....
Always negative comments on a good piece of news...think we have a group of readers that have glass half empty attitudes! Applaud the good not knock it.... Miss_Independent
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4:19pm Tue 9 Oct 12

APR says...

Miss_Independent wrote:
Always negative comments on a good piece of news...think we have a group of readers that have glass half empty attitudes!

Applaud the good not knock it....
Come on, this is the Echo website, not the letters page of the Times.
[quote][p][bold]Miss_Independent[/bold] wrote: Always negative comments on a good piece of news...think we have a group of readers that have glass half empty attitudes! Applaud the good not knock it....[/p][/quote]Come on, this is the Echo website, not the letters page of the Times. APR
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4:43pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Miss_Independent says...

APR wrote:
Miss_Independent wrote: Always negative comments on a good piece of news...think we have a group of readers that have glass half empty attitudes! Applaud the good not knock it....
Come on, this is the Echo website, not the letters page of the Times.
and your point is...

Is there any harm in cheering on someone for achieving something....
[quote][p][bold]APR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Miss_Independent[/bold] wrote: Always negative comments on a good piece of news...think we have a group of readers that have glass half empty attitudes! Applaud the good not knock it....[/p][/quote]Come on, this is the Echo website, not the letters page of the Times.[/p][/quote]and your point is... Is there any harm in cheering on someone for achieving something.... Miss_Independent
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7:37pm Tue 9 Oct 12

APR says...

No harm at all, but there is also no need to criticise other people's comments.
No harm at all, but there is also no need to criticise other people's comments. APR
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