Hi. I’m Tim Neave and I was born in Lincoln May 28th, 1995. Growing up on the family farm in Lincolnshire, I always thought farming would be my future. At the age of nine I got my first motorcycle which was a 50cc quadbike, but it was constantly breaking and I didn’t ride again until I was thirteen years old, when my grandfather bought me a Chinese 110cc dirt bike which was great fun.
Things started to change when Pete Boast (local motorcycling hero) moved to our village. At the time, Pete was running the UK Flat Track series, and so it wasn’t long before he had me entered into my first race aged fourteen years old. Riding a Honda CRF150, my first ‘real’ bike, I raced to become the ACU Junior Flat Track Champion in 2010. I continued to race in the UK Flat Track series until 2014, taking another two British championships along the way. I was hooked and motorcycling has been a complete passion and way of life for me ever since.
I switched to tarmac racing in 2014, starting with Thundersport GB in the Minitwins championship aged eighteen. It was a completely new challenge for me, but one I really got stuck into. This very exciting year also began and ended with the Superprestigio Flat Track race, held in the Olympic Stadium Barcelona, in January and December 2014. Organised by Marc Marquez, this event is an absolute privilege to be a part of and is invite only. I got to race against the world’s very best from all motorcycle racing disciplines, and the highlight was out qualifying the main man himself, Marquez. 2015 through to 2018 saw me concentrate on road racing, competing on superstock 600 machinery in club and National 600 championships.
Riding under the ‘Team Neave Twins’ banner, it was a completely privateer team, run by twin brother Tom and I. We organised all the funding and maintenance of the bikes which was a lot of time, money and sacrifice but worth every bit of effort when the podium results were earned.
In 2019 I made the transition to professional teams, riding for Morello Racing Kawasaki in Superstock 1000 before moving to Buildbase Suzuki for the last 3 races of the year.
I remained with Buildbase Suzuki in the 2020 Superstock 1000 championship, and it has been a huge step forward for me in my racing career, having taken my first national victory at Silverstone, and another podium finish at Donington Park in the shortened 6 round calendar.