You recently had your riding video on Pinkbike, which did really well – what’s the reception been like?
It was really cool to see how many views we had and to see that people liked what we did, it was my first professional video too so I’m happy.
Tell me about you, when did you start riding?
I started riding six years ago. Before riding (mountain) bikes I did a lot of quad and moto riding. I don’t really want to go down the competition route, it’s more about riding for fun and meeting people.
How did you actually get into riding in the first place?
My dad brought me to the bike park once and I loved it straight away so we continued going and now I go riding with friends and it’s a bit of a family thing.
You’re only 16, you’ve already had various sponsorship deals and offers, how have you got to this point?
When I’m not at school and the weather is good I am always riding. I don’t really have any specific training or do anything special.
There are two main bike parks, one is La Bresse where we made the video – it’s also known for World Cups and also in Lac Blanc which is another bike park, but all around the Vosges, a couple of mountains in Northern France. I ride all around there and I like to go to the Alps when I have time.
Do you ride just downhill, or do you enjoy other disciplines too?
I do dirt jumping also and a bit of enduro, not just downhill.
A friend of mine knows someone at Intense and he talked to him about me and they got in touch and it went from there.
I know you said riding wasn’t about racing for you, but have you done any in the past?
I’m doing a few competitions this season and I did a few last year but it’s all about fun for me, I don’t want to be number one or anything like that.
I’m still in school at the moment but when I’m not at school I’m riding my bikes or motorbikes.
I really like my new bike, I do all the set up myself and just ride what feels right but Sulfur have helped me a lot when it comes to suspension settings.
What is your deal with Intense, do you have a contract?
I have an ambassador contract with Intense that entitles me to discount but basically, I have my own shop that means I get the bike for free and they are helping me but Intense give me a great discount.
I like jumps a lot but I like a bit of everything; bike park, freeride, roots. Everything is good for me.
Is there a particular reason you don’t really want to race and is this likely to change?
For now, I don’t think it will change. It’s the atmosphere and the pressure that surrounds competition that I don’t enjoy, it’s not as good as riding for fun. That’s the reason why, competition isn’t my goal, I don’t want to be number one I just want to meet people and enjoy it.