Quillan Isidore cruised to an impressive victory in the BMX World Challenge, Boys 16 category and is now a World Champion.
The Great Britain Talent Team rider is a key figure in the Dialled Bikes Team, the BMX racing team sponsored by Bikefood for the second year.
The biggest annual prize in BMX racing, the UCI BMX World Championships this weekend has been taking place at the Birmingham’s NIA with the worlds best riders chasing the right to wear the coveted rainbow stripes for the following 12 months.
The UCI World Championships are also the last event in which nations can secure valuable qualification points as they strive to earn their place at the London Olympics in 2012.
Quillan is now in his 4th season on the Dialled Bikes Factory Team for BMX and in that time has gone from strength to strength. At this moment in time he is considered one of the most promising amateur BMX racers in Europe.
Fastlane BMX Magazine wrote earlier this year, “Dialled Bikes team rider Quillan Isidore, winner of multiple British National Championships and one to watch at the coming World Champs in Birmingham. You won’t find a more dedicated or focussed rider, and with his eyes firmly set on World Champ glory and a shot at the British Olympic 2016 team, Quillan may well deliver.”
And deliver he did. Quillan is now a World Champion.
Mike Wong, owner of Dialled Bikes and team manager is very proud, “4 years ago, Dialled Bikes met a rough diamond of a BMX rider, an 11 year old boy named Quillan Isidore. His home track was a plot of wasteland in Peckham about the same size as a tennis court. But we knew from day one this boy had talent and, most importantly, he had heart and the desire to succeed. Yesterday at the tender age of 15, Quillan Isidore fulfilled an ambition which some people never achieve in a lifetime of trying. He became a World Champion, and words cannot describe the immense feeling of joy, pride and emotion I feel”
Conratulations Quillan. Not only have you achieved your goals and have a bright future ahead, you also have a superb support network around you that is clearly delivering results, not just in performance terms – watch the following film by Corinne Walder to see just how important this sport is beyond the medals.