The 2017 Irish National Series is fast approaching so we figured it was a good time to get to know some of the Irish riders and the machines they’ll be on … we’ll add one or two Irish Rider Profiles a week leading up to the season opener.

If you want to be included, email your details to info@15.ie

Riders under 18 years of age must have parental permission.

Kirsty McGuffin | Irish Rider Profiles

February 2017

Kirsty McGuffin Fifteen BMX

Name:  Kirsty McGuffin

 

Plate Number:  # 982

 

2017 Race Class:  15+ Female

 

Home Town:  Portadown, Co. Armagh

 

Cycling Club:  Lisburn BMX Club

 

Team / Sponsor: Thrill BMX Ireland

 

Favourite place to ride / train? My home track, Lisburn BMX.

 

Favourite track you have raced?  Lucan BMX.

 

Favourite riders to watch (Irish or International)?  Katie O’Neill in Superclass.

 

What has been your favourite Irish event so far?  All Irelands, Cork 2015.

 

What’s your dream bike?  Thrill … obviously.

 

Lights of beeps?  Lights.

 

Manual or jump?  Manual.

 

How many years have you been racing? 2 full seasons.

 

How did the 2016 season go for you?  Finished 2nd in the 11-14 Female class.

 

What are you plans / goals / hopes for the 2017 season?  Battle hard with Alison & Abby this year. Gunning for the No.1 plate.

 

Do you have any long term BMX goals?  Would love to go to the Worlds sometime.

 

How would you improve Irish BMX? What would you like to see in the future?  More girls racing. Need more to be able to split the groups up more evenly

 

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Kirsty McGuffin Fifteen BMX
Kirsty McGuffin Fifteen BMX
Kirsty McGuffin Fifteen BMX
Kirsty McGuffin Fifteen BMX

BIKE CHECK:

Frame: Thrill Pro

Forks: GT Carbon

Bars: Tangent TDI

Cranks: FSA 175mm

Sprocket: Global Racing

 

BIKE CHECK:

Pedals: DMR Flats

Sprocket: SD  41/16

Brake Leaver: Shimano DXR

Brake Caliper: Shimano DXR

Tyres: Intense ITS

Plate: Maikun #982

BIKE CHECK:

Frame: Thrill Pro

Forks: GT Carbon

Bars: Tangent TDI

Cranks: FSA 175mm

Sprocket: Global Racing

Pedals: DMR Flats

Sprocket: SD  41/16

Brake Leaver: Shimano DXR

Brake Caliper: Shimano DXR

Tyres: Intense ITS

Plate: Maikun #982

Kirsty McGuffin Fifteen BMX

Photos: Belfast City BMX | KJC Prints