South African native Bradley Cox is a pro motocross racer currently competing in Europe. He has his dad to thank for winning him a bike and getting him started in riding. Check out our Q&A with him below.
How did you get started in riding?
In 2002, my dad (Alfie Cox) won me a KTM 50 when he won a stage at Dakar. After that, it took me about a year before I got on the bike and the rest is history.
What do you do when you aren't riding? What are your hobbies?
I like mountain biking, BMX, and water skiing.
What do you do in the off-season?
I relax. I head back home to South Africa. I go to the lakes there to waterski and just hang out with my friends.
Do you have any pre-race rituals?
I listen to music. I'm always playing with my hands, making them lose, and I pray. Where's your favorite place to ride? Your favorite track?
I like to ride in Lommel, Belgium, and in Teza, South Africa.
What was your best moment as a pro rider?
My best moment was my first race ever in Europe and being on the podium. What are your riding goals?
I want to win a world championship title.
What is your advice for those just starting out?
Always have fun. Riding a bike is fun and don't rush into doing anything that's not fun.
Bradley's Stats Name: Bradley Cox Birthday: 13 February 1998 Hometown: Westfield, South Africa Nation: South Africa Team: Bodo Schmidt Motosport Number: 16 Bike: KTM 125 Mechanic: Julien Horn Career Highlights:
- 5x South African Champion
- 7x Natal Champion
- 7th place at Junior World Championship 2012
- Sea to Sky gold finisher