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BMX dreams come true for Darcy Harris

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Darcy putting his new bike to the test. Photo supplied
Darcy putting his new bike to the test. Photo supplied

A new bike has made all the difference to 13-year-old Darcy Harris of Lismore Heights, who easily won his class and was runner-up in the open category of the Jacks Ridges cross-country mountain bike race at Nambucca Heads two weeks ago.

Darcy’s talent was spotted by Dave and Sheryn Hegerty, presidents of the Dirty Wheels club, who were keen to see if there were any way they could support the youngster who showed great aptitude for the sport.

Darcy could not believe his luck when Dave knocked at his front door and told him Darryl Pursey of Harris Cycle Co was able to supply an amazing Norco Revolver 9.2 race bike for Darcy to compete at the Jacks Ridge event.

‘There is no way I could ever afford the type of bike you need to compete at these events, so it was just the most generous and incredible thing that could happen,’ Darcy said.

‘It is such an awesome bike; I can’t believe I got to ride it. My dad built me a bike out of the best bits and pieces we could find but it is pretty heavy, and not suitable for cross-country racing,’ he said.

Darcy did his club and his supporters proud by taking out the U/15s cross-country race with a massive 30-minute lead.

Darcy also managed to come a close second by  two minutes 30 seconds to NRDW club president Dave Hegerty in the open age group.

Darcy is looking forward to upcoming Dirty Wheels ride days at the New Italy trails.

 


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