Having started riding BMX bikes at the age of 4 there was always a good chance Liam Phillips would be a household name in the sport. His parents helped found the Burnham BMX Club where Liam first rode a bike. With his Dad a former National Coach, some would say that Liam was destined to make it. Having travelled across all 5 continents over the past 14 years of riding to fulfil his passion and become one of the very best, Liam has shown incredible dedication. Liam has also overcome his fair share of injuries.
Liam first hit the main stage at the age of 10 at the 1999 European Championships, and since then Liam has always been focusing on paving his way to future success.
In his short but extremely successful career thus far, Liam has managed to rack up an impressive set of achievements; 10 consecutive British Championship titles, a two time World champion and five time’s European champion. Liam has an exceptional talent; even the UK National Coach dubbed him “Britain’s best ever rider”.
He made his first appearance in Europe in 2005 in St. Maxine, France- UCI European Championships where he came 2nd (UCI World Ranking #8).
At 16 he was named in the British Olympic Squad, the youngest ever member, they changed the ruling to allow him to enter the team before he was 18 because of Liam’s extraordinary talent.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics was the first Olympics that BMX racing was an official event and Liam, still just 19, was named in the team ahead of his elder competition. He progressed through to the Quarterfinals where he finished 7th.
The 2010 UCI European Championships in South Africa didn’t go as planned for Liam as he lost out in the second motto due to a heavy crash that resulted in a shoulder injury.
Liam is now focusing all his energy on the London 2012 Olympics and is confident he can make a massive impact on home turf. Liam has ranked as high as 5th in the world, but dropped to 12th this year as he didn’t race in all events due to an injury.
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