Reuben Michael Smith
Kent Sport Small Grant for FANS Members
Sport involved in at a national level:
Kit, Helmet & Body Armour
What is your most memorable sporting achievement to date?
A quarter-final finish in the BMX Race World Championships in July 2019.
What do you do to help you prepare for a competition?
I train hard three times a week for two hours and race at weekends. I also make sure I eat well and sleep well.
What are some of the challenges you have experienced within your chosen sport?
I race most weekends and very often the races require me to spend a night in a hotel and travel to race tracks. My chosen sport requires adequate bicycle mechanics, and maintaining this is costly; my race wheels can easily get buckled and these are extra
costs. I will race for first time in clips these needs to have adequate pedals. Races also cost between £10-25 each plus travel and hotel. I have already qualified for representing GB at the BMX World Championships in Houston Texas 2020, however due to finances is unlikely I will be able to part take.