Alex, firstly, how do you rationalise the risks of racing as you get older?
Now I’m a bit older I look at it [the dangers] slightly differently…but when I was younger I had competition with Sam from an early age. When you put bikes, BMX, motocross into the mix then it becomes a bit of a recipe for disaster against each other. I knew early-on I wanted to beat Sam – at anything – and we were both so competitive that you sometimes go a bit over-the-top. You crash, you get injured and as you grow up you learn to give things a bit more respect. I remember a lot of silly things, like trying to clear a certain jump at motocross where you’ll have absolutely no gain from it whatsoever. If someone would dare me to do something I’d just go and do it! As you grow up you know what risks are worth taking…but I’ve always been a bit brave. I’m married now so I must be very brave.