We're excited to announce the addition of Simon Reid to Team Seropian, the popular Road Racer is looking to pick up where he left off at 2020 Pre Season testing. Despite the Worldwide Pandemic, Simon has continued his efforts off track training hard to retain his fitness in readiness for the season re-start.
Introduced to our CBD Muscle Rub by fellow training buddy and Team Seropian Athlete, Jeremy McWilliams, Simon was blown away by the products.
The Reid name is renowned in motorcycling and racing is in the blood.
Simon's father Brian Reid began his racing career in 1976, achieving 2 World Championships, 5 Isle of Man TT wins, 9 Ulster Grand Prix Wins, and a North West win.
Simon began riding on just his 3rd birthday, onboard a Yamaha PW50, but it just wasn't riding that interested Simon it was always racing.
Turning 6 and under the guidance of Brian, Simon competed in his first schoolboy motocross race, winning his first race that very season.
The following season Simon now aged 7 won every race he competed in becoming the Auto Ulster champion, this was a trend that was to follow.
Jump a few years on Simon won 5 Ulster Youth Championships, 3 Irish Youth Championships with 5 International and British Wins.
Moving on from motocross one of Simon's hobbies was freestyle BMX, this turned into Simon's profession, competing and riding Demo's across Ireland & England at Events in front of 1000's of people, one of the highlights was being involved in Rihanna's Music video filmed in Belfast. Simon finished 27th in the world championship in Cologne Germany in 2014.
Simon couldn't ever replace the buzz that racing give him, so this time he turned to the tarmac, in 2017, his debut year Simon raced in the Irish Supertwin Championship onboard TheVisorshop.com
650 Kawasaki, and the KMR Kawasaki of Ryan Farquhar. 18 Podiums and 4 Wins Secured Simon The Irish Championship in his first year against seasoned riders.
2018 saw Simon move into the Irish Supersport class once again supported by TheVisorshop.com
and now Silicone Engineering Racing, with 12 Wins and 2 Lap records under his belt it was another step in Simon's career.
With only 2 years short circuit experience Simon moved to the British Superbike Series, in the 600 Superstock class, onboard the Silicone Engineering Racing Yamaha R6, this was a big step for Simon at this stage of his tarmac career, with a new bike and all the tracks to learn it would be a steep learning curve in a very competitive class.
Simon achieved 3 Top 10 Finishes and a best qualifying position of 7th. Alongside a wildcard 3rd place finish in the Irish Supersport class onboard his stock machine at the International Sunflower Event.
2020 Plans are for a second year in the British Superbike Superstock 600 Support Class. With a lot more knowledge of how things work and the circuits under his belt, Simon is very excited to carry the momentum into this season, working extremely hard through the winter as well as a great Test in Spain through Feb/March with some great pace.