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July 24, 2019 4 min read 4 Comments

Wildcat Mini BMX has a growing following of fans and riders around the world. However, there are a couple of riders who stand out from the crowd when it comes to passion for the Wildcat Mini BMX Brand, and one of those is Mitch Hutchinson, from Prudhoe in the UK.

We took some time to ask Mitch some questions so we could get to know him more, and to understand why he’s one of our loudest cheer leaders around the world.

Wildcat: Mitch, tell us a bit about yourself.

Mitch Hutchinson riding a Wildcat Mini BMXMitch: I'm Mitchell Hutchinson, I'm 8 years old, and I live in the North East of England in a small town called Prudhoe, Northumberland.

I have ASD and dyslexia and find academic studies hard and frustrating. I have always loved being out on my bike as it’s my way of escaping the things I don't like or find hard and it helps to burn my extra energy off.

Wildcat: When did you start riding Mini BMX, and what got you into the sport?

Mitch:I started riding Mini BMX when I was 3½. I was at a skate park and saw somebody on a Mini BMX and they let me have a go and I loved it.

Wildcat: Who inspired you to ride Mini BMX, and who are your current role models?

Mitch: My inspiration was wanting to be able to do what Harry Main and Tom Justice were doing in their YouTube videos.

My current role models are Kieran Reilly and Zach Percival, who have taken me under their wing whilst training, they help and encourage me to try to be the best I can. I also look up to Tom Justice and I love watching Ryan Williams.

Wildcat: How many bikes do you have?

Mitch:At present I have 12 bikes and an Aerosteeze trampoline bike, which I use to practice my jumps and tricks before taking them to the ramps.

My list includes:

  • 2 Wildcat Mini BMX’s
  • 7 Rocker Mini BMX’s (all set up for different skatepark's)
  • Rocker Mini Rig downhill bike
  • 16" Mafia bike (brakeless)
  • 18" Mafia bike (I use to and from school).

Wildcat: - Wow – that’s a lot of bikes!! You are one lucky 8-year-old. 

Which bike is honestly your favorite? You are free to say – we want you to be honest.

Mitch:My favorite is my 1st Wildcat Mini Royal Green Pro Series as it’s lightweight and my dad put the turbo wheels on it for me.

Mitch Hutchinson riding a Wildcat Mini

Wildcat: That Royal Green Pro Series is the most popular Wildcat on the market!! Glad you like it.

How many hours a week do you train? 

Mitch:As I live in the North East of England, the weather isn't the best, so I do most of my training at indoor skateparks. When I have school, I spend at least 8 hours a week at skateparks.

I have my own ramps and a grind rail in the back garden so when the weather lets me, I'm out as much as I can, as well as using my aerosteeze.

I also do an hour a week gymnastics which also helps with my balance.

When I don't have school I'm always on my BMX, my dad takes me to different indoor and outdoor skateparks up and down the country.

Wildcat: What’s the best trick you’ve ever done?

Mitch:The best trick I have ever done was a backflip into a foam pit at Dynamix indoor skatepark. My favorite is doing fakies on the ramps and the flat, I also like doing 360's on the high ramps.

Wildcat: Mitch, you have so much potential and are working really hard to achieve your dreams. What do you want to eventually end up doing?

Mitch:My end goal is to become a professional rider and make team GB for the Olympics. Hopefully being the 1st person to win gold in both the BMX freestyle and gymnastics parallel bars.

Wildcat: Wow Mitch – that is sensational. We are right behind you buddy cheering you on.

So, you know a lot about BMX and especially about Mini BMX. What’s the best thing about Wildcat? 

Mitch:The best thing about the Wildcat Mini BMX is they are so lightweight; the geometry is perfect for riding normally or doing tricks. Pick Wildcat over all the other Mini BMX bikes because they are quicker and lightweight. I can get higher jumps and they are a lot easier to learn and do new tricks on.

Wildcat: Thanks Mitch – we love how passionate you are about Wildcat and how dedicated you are to the sport.

For all of you out there – get on and follow Mitch on one of the following platforms:

Mitch's Instagram: @mitchhutch666bmx

YouTube: Mitch Hutchinson 666Bmx

 

If you love shredding on your Wildcat and would like us to feature you in a future blog post, send your details and some photos through to us at sales@wildcatmini.com or reach out to us on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube. Let’s build the Wildcat Pride!


4 Responses

Brittny Love
Brittny Love

September 04, 2019

Great article! Awesome getting to know the talented rider, Mitch Hutchinson, better! :) Looking forward to watching you progress in the sport – keep at it <3

Brittny Love
Brittny Love

September 04, 2019

Great article! Awesome getting to know the talented rider, Mitch Hutchinson, better! :) Looking forward to watching you progress in the sport – keep at it <3

Sarah Forster
Sarah Forster

September 04, 2019

Mitch is a fantastic young boy who doesn’t let his autism get in the way of achieving his dreams, it’s such a joy watching his videos and seeing how far he has come, he certainly has an exciting future ahead of him, it’s certainly not an easy thing to do, Mitch has tried to teach me numerous times to do easy tricks and I always fail miserably, so I take my hat of to him for his determination and strong willingness. Keep up the hard work Mitch, we are all rooting for you and extremely proud of you.

Si Hutchinson
Si Hutchinson

September 04, 2019

This is awesome thanks so much Wildcat my son Mitch is happy with riding with you guys his/our Wildcat family. ❤️

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I really like it so far. I'm 5'10 145lb and 34 years. I bought to ride with my son who is just learning to ride. so now I can have fun and trick while he is learning the basics. So I have the one piece crank and it feels good and strong. (Was a lil hesitant) I also got the break. And with some adjustment it stops me real nice. At 145lb wasn't sure how it would work. but it does good, very happy about that. Frame is beautiful and feels super sturdy. Only things I don't really like are the pedals (seem cheap)(sorry)and the seat could be more adjustable. I know you can buy em but at 370$ I assumed it would adjust and the pedals would be of decent quality. The box was ripped and a screw on the headset was bent and it is also pretty scratched. Just went to local bike shop and replaced the screw but the scratches are lame. Anyway I love it and it's super fun to ride around the house. I'm just a big kid

Thanks so much for your review Travis - they are the best to ride around with your young kids - before you know it he'll want his own. Sorry there was an issue with the bolt - glad you got it sorted. If you have a photo of the damage to the box, please send it through to us so we can follow up with FedEx. Enjoy riding it.
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This is a wonderful bike thank yall my son loves it and great wonderful service I recommend to anyone. All parts where there and was an easy install once again thank you

Thanks so much Florentino - really pleased that your son loves the bike. Hope he gets hours and hours of fun on it.
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I got 2 bikes so I’ll combine em. I got the Blue Pro and the chrome mini freak.

In my opinion the grips on the bikes are too wide. It does give you plenty room to grip however it forces the break handle clamp into the bar bend. So It doesn’t sit right and isn’t snug. I’d also like them to have a much longer seat post for a higher seat setting.

I also think the Pro should come with the pegs.. it just should. That being said, the bikes are awesome. They’re very good build quality and tough little bmx’ers. I’m an old dirt jumper/park rider and don’t feel like I have to take it easy on the bike at all. I’d break something before the bike does. Having fun learning to ride them.

I like the larger chro-mo bars on the freak a little better than the bars on the pro. Just a better fit for me. I do like the pro wheels, they seem a little tougher then the standard wheels, however the standard wheels are perfectly fine.

Overall cool bikes. At the skate park I had both kids and some parents ask me where I got them :-)

Ride on.

Huge thanks for your review and really helpful feedback Ren - that's appreciated. Really pleased that you love the build and quality of the bikes - but would prefer it if you don't break anything on yourself first ! Will pass your feedback in regards to the bars and grips onto the team - we are always looking for feedback so we can keep improving them.
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I bought my son a mini for Christmas! The customer service was wonderful in explaining what needed assembled and if I, a super not handy mom, could pull it off on Christmas Eve. haha! Which I was able to btw! They are very quick to respond to any emails and issues. My son has been on his bike as much as possible since Santa brought it. We get tons of questions and compliments about where we got it and how cool it looks. Good purchase, great customer service! Highly recommend!

Love it Jayne, and so pleased that you found it easy to get the few parts assembled. Hope it gives hours and hours of fun for your son. Shred hard and so glad you’re part of the Wildcat Pride.
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Very awesome

Thanks man, appreciate the 5 stars.