Young Rippers: Rowan Carpenter

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Young Rippers: Rowan Carpenter

We catch up with fast young racer Rowan Carpenter who drinks Volvic eats Spag Bol and listens to the Prodigy.

Read on to find out more about this middle finger braking ripper.

Photos: Ian Linton

Rowan Carpenter.


Where are you from?
Settle, North Yorks.

How long have you been riding bikes?
As long as I can remember really.

How long have you been racing?
Since I was 12 I think but I really wanted to start earlier to be honest!

What category do you race in?

Where do you ride most?
Local tracks and a bit of street and dirt jumps.

What bike do you ride?
I ride an old Santa Cruz Bullit which is fairly shweet.

Who are your idols?
Brendan Fairclough, Sam Blenkinsop and Tom Rodgers who sadly died a few years back but he taught me basically everything!

What are your plans for the future?
To continue to ride and enjoy it and to do a few of the BDS and the national champs next year.

Facebook status?
School was a bit poo, ha ha.

Favourite food/drink/music?
Food: good old pasta bolognaise.
Drink: I love Volvic !
Music: Muse, Prodigy etc…

Favourite TV program?
Nitro Circus, the Simpsons and Russell Howards Good News

Can you whip or scrub?
I can whip alright, just getting to tabletops!

What’s your favourite saying or motto?
That was sick!

Rowan Carpenter 2010 edit >>

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