Rider: Harry Blades
Team Manager: Sam Blades
Technician: Declan Phillips
I am a 23-year-old motorcycle enthusiast and motor vehicle technician. I was always in love with motorcycles from a very young age, however back in 2000 I lost my dad to cancer which is when my mum got me into motocross and to be honest this is where my dream took off. I started riding in motocross and then quickly proceeded to endurance within local club events. My main passion has always been for road racing/short-circuit and finally that dream has come true.
2016 was my first race season. I competed in a national level series, The 'No Limits Metzeler New Comer 600 Championship'. I had a tricky start to the season, missing the first round due to technical issues, however, despite this I went on to win and become the No Limits Metzeler New Comer 600 Champion of 2016.
For 2017 I am moving up a level and competing within the MCE British Superbike Paddock racing in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class. I am looking forward to seeing what challenges the 2017 race season will bring.... Watch this space.....!!!!
I have really enjoyed playing a massive part in 'Team Blades' first race season and it is fair to say that things didn't always run smoothly. From having no bike to race at Anglesey Round 4 which resulted in an overnight 10 hour drive, numerous crashes and a few minor technical issue, we still managed to secure enough points for Harry to become the No Limits Metzeler New Comer 600 Champion 2016.
For 2017 we are stepping up a level and I am really looking forward to ensuring that the season runs smoothly. Harry has always had the determination to succeed and I see no reason why 2017 will be any different.... I should know....... after all I am his brother!
This year (2016) has been a massive learning curve for all of the Blades Race Team and I am really pleased and proud to have been a part of it. I am the technician within the team and I am here to ensure that the bike is always ready and setup perfectly to make Harry's job on track easier. This also consists of taking on board all of Harry's feed back and working out which areas of the bike need to change......., its a good job I like a challenge!
2017 is going to be even harder with the huge step up, however, we as a team understand where our weaknesses lie and what we need to focus on to ensure 2017 is as good as 2016 if not better........... I am really looking forward to this task.