Ex Spooky dual/jump king, Chico Hook, has signed a deal
to ride for the new British-based brand Barracuda team. According to a press release
from Moore Large, importers of Barracuda, Hook will be riding a hectic schedule of
DH, Dual and BMX for 2000. Hook’s bikes will include the new Barracuda Subway for
dual and a “custom” Barracuda downhill bike.
“Watch out for Chico at most British and European events,” says Luke Sherwin,
Moore Large’s new marketing bod who also had news of a top signing for the Haro UK
The BCF BMX rider of the year, Kelvin Batey, joined the Haro team last week. Batey
will feature in Elite Men’s races both at national and European level. His mounts
will include the Haro SR.30 and Monocoque BMX’s for the 2000 season.
“Kelvin not only brings youth and talent to the team, but is also the No.1 UK
rider in the UCI BMX World rankings,” says Sherwin.