Hometown – Newcastle NSW
Age – 22
Team – JC FMX
Morgans first ride on a motorcycle was at the early age of three years old. Morgan soon progressed to racing a year later. Morgan raced along side his brother Tyrone Gilks from day one. We traveled from race to race with his family’s support the whole way.
The turning point in Morgan’s life was in July 2009, when he decided to join the Defence Force. Whilst he spent most of his time training and unable to ride my motorcycle. Tyrone Gilks pursued a career into the top of the Freestyle Motocross world (FMX).
On 21 March 2013 Morgan’s life changed forever. Holding his brother for the last time, Tyrone passed away that night in his families arms. Having supported Tyrone for the past 2 years while he chased his dreams, his life now came to a screaming holt!
Morgan now lives on the Gold Coast and rides Freestyle Motocross (FMX) for JC FMX. Morgan travels around Australia doing shows/demo’s and competes in many competitions and FMX events being held. Morgan trains with the team at Crossfit Leonidas to stay fit, healthy and on top of his game. Morgan also runs ONEUP UNLTD with his Family.
Highlight Of My Career – Hands down, would have to be the Australian Underground FMX round at the Precise Compound in Mackey QLD. Where Morgan landed his first ever backflip to dirt on his Yamaha 250cc. Without ever practising into a foam pit!
Morgans Sponsors – Yamaha, Crossfit Leonidas, Oneup Unltd, JC FMX, Synergy Steel, Ipone, Rush Air Filters, Pro-Moto Suspension, Lusty Industries, TroyLeeDesign, Ethika, Ogio, ODI, Von Zipper.