Thanks to school for helping young biker

Mickie, with Boston Grammar School headteacher John McHenry and his dad Shaun.
Mickie, with Boston Grammar School headteacher John McHenry and his dad Shaun.

The Auto-Cycle Union Bikesport UK presented a cheque for £100 to Boston Grammar School on Monday in recognition of the achievements of one of the school’s newest pupils, Mickie Simpson.

As reported in The Standard in July, it has been a remarkable year for the young motorcross ace.

Eleven-year-old Mickie, who attended Old Leake Primary School before transferring to the grammar school in September, not only won a British Championship title on his 65cc motocross bike, he also finished second in the junior class at the British Championships.

His proud mum, Helen Simpson, said: “The ACU are making a donation to the school to thank them for helping Mickie and in recognition of any time he may need to take off in order to compete.”

Mickie has been riding motorbikes for eight years, starting when he was just three years old. He began racing competitively at the age of six.

Having raced in his final season in the 65cc class, Mickie is looking forward to competing in the intermediate classes on the grass.

He is also keen to get onto the speedway circuit and has competed in the British 125cc Speedway Championship at Peterborough, where he finished eighth.

Mickie’s dad, Shaun Simpson, of Wrangle, is a two-time British Champion in the 1000cc sidecar team passenger class and has also claimed three wins at the Lincolnshire Poacher event run by the Wainfleet club.