Leah Hearne is an Australian BMX racer from Batemans Bay, NSW. Find out what she had to say in our rider profile pop quiz.
Name: Leah Hearne
Year of birth: 2001
What do you ride?: 20inch Avanti Pro xL and cruiser Avanti Pro xL
How did you start racing?: My family has always been into bikes and when my brother and I were little we couldn’t ride endless k’s with mum and dad on the MTB’s so we took up BMX
Explain the scariest situation you’ve had on a bike: My scariest situation would have to be my Hawkesbury crash in 2012, when I had a crash then another girl ran into me and dislocated my cartilage up under my lefthand ribs and broke all of them outwards.
Explain the best moment whilst riding: My best moment on my bike so far is Aussies 2016 when I got podium finish on both 20 inch and cruiser.
What are you thinking the moment the gate drops?: as soon as the gate drops I focus on getting to the first berm first and moving to the inside of the track.
Who are your heroes?: My heroes are Adam Carey, Saya Sakakibara and Alex Cameron
What’s the most flats you’ve had in one day?: 1
What’s the most important thing you’ve forgotten to take to a race?: Helmet ( lucky it was only a local clubby)
What motivates you to keep riding?: The feeling of achieving things and accomplishing my goals.
What do you like doing when you’re not riding: Listening to music, hanging out with my family and travelling
What would you say to kids starting out?: Having fun is what it’s all about
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?: The way people judge others
Learn more about Leah Hearne on her Instagram profile.
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