Is Meghan Rutledge the future of women’s motocross?

And why Aussie surfer Layne Beachley is her hero

Meghan Rutledge may be best known for her early celebration nosedive which cost her an easy Gold at last year’s X Games in LA. Doh! But she’s also a force to be reckoned with as a future global star of women’s motocross.

Meghan Rutledge is already making waves within the industry that she’s only at the start of, and wow does the girl know how to throw a bike around! But this 19 year-old Aussie from New South Wales also has a wise head on her shoulders and is putting in the work both on and off the track to be able to reach her full potential

Interview by Amy Dargan

When you first came over to Europe you were pretty much unknown but even from that first Women’s World Championship race in 2012, you were instantly a dominant force, how did you start riding?

It was a family thing, my parents knew people that raced motocross and they used to ride for fun. I started riding when I was four, I have two older sister who were already competing in motocross. As the youngest of three girls I always wanted to be involved in what ever my sisters were doing.

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