Dirty Dozen with Ricky Wiggins
Action Images courtesy of Tilde Tighe
Since deviating from Trials to Enduro, Ricky has been making waves, culminating in finishing ninth overall at Sundays British Extreme Enduro Championship round at Cowm, winning the Expert class in the process, and winning the E3 category at round 1 of the British Enduro Championships a couple of weeks back.
Dirt Hub: Do you have a Pre-Race Playlist you listen too, and if so name a couple of tracks that are on it?
Ricky: Mmm music doesn’t really do it for me before races but I do listen to a few podcasts before I set off.
Dirt Hub: When was the last time you cried?
Ricky: It’s been a while but when my grandmother passed away.
Dirt Hub: What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Ricky: My favourite quote is from Arnold Schwarzenegger – “Don’t listen to the Naysayers”
Dirt Hub: Do you have any weird suspicions or pre-race rituals?
Ricky: Pomegranate juice and 80% dark chocolate are my go-to before every race.
Dirt Hub: What drives you most to get up in the morning and go training?
Ricky: What gets me up… besides the 5 am alarm for work is the drive to be better and get to the highest level I possibly can within the sport.
Dirt Hub: If you didn’t race what sport would you play or take part in?
Ricky: I’d go back to my roots of trials. I rode years of that before until I found adrenaline doing enduro.
Dirt Hub: What is your biggest Phobia?
Ricky: SPIDERS!!! Never been a fan of those things.
Dirt Hub: Who is your biggest sporting idol and why?
Ricky: Gotta be Kobe Bryant the amount he’s done for sports – his mindset of winning and being the best version of himself is impressive and motivates me massively.
Dirt Hub: Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Ricky: I’d like to see myself maybe not working 50 hour weeks and have more time to train and ride to get to the level I know I’m capable of.
Dirt Hub: What is your all-time favourite movie?
Ricky: American Sniper
Dirt Hub: Who has had the biggest impact on your career?
Ricky: Charlotte & Steve Taylor have had a huge impact on my enduro career as I would never be where I am today without them.
Dirt Hub: What is your philosophy on life?
Ricky: You get one life so make sure you live it doing what makes YOU happy!!