SARAH HARVEY

Name. Sarah Harvey

Age. 18

Currently living. Brisbane, QLD

How did BMX find you. My brothers started and I always used to go and watch and then one day I thought I might like to try it and instantly loved it.

Years racing. 8 Years

Current ranking. 2nd in Australia for Junior Women

 2012
•2nd in Junior Women Australian Championships
•2nd in Junior Women National Probikx round

2011
• 3rd in 15 – 16 girls Cruiser World BMX Championships
• 1st in 16 girls Australian BMX Championships   
• 1st in 15-16 girls Cruiser Australian BMX Championships

2010
• 2nd in 15 girls Australian Championships
• 3rd in  15-16 girls cruiser Australian BMX Championships

2009
• 5th in 13-14 girls cruiser World Championships
• 7th in 14 girls World Championships
• 2nd in 14 girls Australian Championships

2008
• 4th in 13 Girls World BMX Championships.
• 6th in 13-14 Girls Cruiser World BMX Championships.
• 2nd in 13 Girls Australian BMX Championships.
• 4th in 13-14 Girls Cruiser Australian BMX Championships.
• 1st in 13 girls Queensland State Championships

2007
• 2nd in 12 Girls Australian BMX Championships.
• 3rd in 11-12 Girls Cruiser Australian BMX Championships.
• 1st in 11-12 Girls Cruiser Queensland BMX Championships.
• 6th in 12 Girls Queensland BMX Championships (after Crashing while leading in Final).
• 1st in 12 Girls South Queensland BMX Championships.
• 1st in 11-12 Girls Cruiser South Queensland BMX Championships.
• 1st in 12 Girls DK Series.
• 1st in 12 Girls Cruiser DK series.

2006
• 2nd in 11 Girls South Queensland BMX Championships.
• 4th in 11 girls  Queensland BMX Championships

Local Club. Pine Rivers

Other countries you have raced in. China, New Zealand, Denmark & England

Current race bike. Redline Carbon PRO XL Sam Willoughby Olympic Replica

Favourite BMX event. Worlds

Favourite track. Cairns, Sleeman, or Birmingham

Riders or other sports people who have inspired you. Sam Willoughby & Sarah Walker

Favourite part of a track. Rhythm section where you can do lots of jumps manuals

What’s on your IPod. fun, Ed Sheeran, alt J and other new music!

Favourite food. Subway

Favourite TV show. I don’t really watch TV

Favourite movie. Pitch Perfect & Step Brothers

Favourite sports or hobbies outside BMX racing. Soccer

Worst crash on a bike.I was racing in the Australian Vs New Zealand test team and unclipped down the last straight, got bounced over the next jump and my mouth went straight into my bars. Knocked out my front four teeth.

Best thing about racing BMX. Getting to travel around Australia and the world,  meeting people from all over the worlds and riding with my friends nearly every day.

Career highlights. Getting Third at the Worlds in Denmark

Long term Goals. To go to the Olympics podium and an elite level at Worlds

What keeps you motivated. Seeing all the elite riders race and achieve huge goals.

Advice for young BMXer’s. Stay positive, keep focused and never give up on your dreams. MAKE IT HAPPEN!  

People to thank. Redline, Mum & Dad and Rush Industries