What set my pulses racing was a chance to take pictures and cover him during his recent visit to Stevenage, England at BIKE STOP.
To all those who don’t know about him – FOGGY the most successful World Superbike racer of all time in terms of the number of championships and number of race wins. Now retired, he is renowned for his high corner speed riding style, combined with an aggressive competitiveness, which netted him 59 victories and four World Superbike Championships (1994, 1995, 1998 and 1999). His greatest success came with the factory Ducati team. He was awarded an MBE in 1998’s New Year’s Honours List.
Everything that is related to Ambition is powered by a fuel named desire and wish. Sometimes as a child we often dream that one day we will be able to do what inspires us. Some are born with the talent to get it right from the word go and some make up their way as they grow up. Many times we struggle the hardships and come across challenges that often takes us away from where we wanted to be. To all those wonderful people who may have been discouraged either by their teachers, parents or friends – I must add that never give up what you have wanted to do in life. I have always wanted to be a pilot and path was treacherous often impossible because of monetary involvement. I could have been throwing thousands or even more to do something which I wanted to do but never had the money to do it. Like I said before – Never say Never.
After all these years, things have changed – times have improved but the passion has not died yet. Urge to spread my wings and fly though all I can think of is a small plane because I don’t still stand a chance to be in a fighter jet but definitely in a single seater acrobat stunt plane to test my limits which is what I would eventually like to do. The feeling of whom we are is a big thing to inspire us to achieve all that we want. We do have elements around us which may force us down but the biggest inspiration to you should be yourself. If you do not believe in yourself how do you expect someone to inspire you. So here I am after 18years, endless thoughts, dreams of flying and I have gathered myself together to hunch my path on the ladder of my dreams. Slowly but surely step by step I believe there is a way to your dreams.
Come along, feel the passion and see the flight as we head into our space and spread our wings of being free. Free like a FreeBird in real life.