Former World Cup top ten racer Ben Reid has always been a self-managed rider and has been running his own team alongside his racing career, as the team grew stronger and stronger each year Ben made the switch in 2014 to become the full time manager of team Dirt Magazine and now supports some the sports most talented young racers. Being fresh off the World Cup circuit Ben is able to relate to the riders needs on and off the track to help each rider meet their potential. Ben well known for his smooth yet wild style is still a favourite amongst our video edits and on line riding features.
Hometown– Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Nickname(s)– Baltic, Patch..
Category– Team Manager
Height– Over 6 foot when I stand on my wallet.
Best Result– 10th Schladming World Cup Austria 2007 and 17th in the overall that season.
Fav Track– Monte Tamara, Switzerland
Fav Food– Ulster Fry
Idol(s)– Steve Peat, Joel Smets, Angus Young.
Fav Riding Spot– Schladming with a good group of wild men.
Biggest accomplishment– Successfully building a World Cup race team into what it is today and with that building most things that go with it such as the Vampire Deluxe which is the teams current race truck. Alongside racing at World level for the most part.
Best memory off track– From racing and traveling since the age of 16 (13 years) I have some great memory’s but I must say the current group of lads I get to travel with make things just about as fun as they could be. Never a dull moment..
A weird fact about yourself– I race lawnmowers in my spare time.
2016 goals– To do the best job I can to give our riders the best chance of success and to continue building the team infrastructure so we can keep offering a better service to our sponsors and fans.
Words you live by– Always under promise and over deliver, never the other way around.