REID Lehrer is looking forward to the Hawkesbury Hornets upcoming open day, because it means the competitive 11-year-old will get a chance to test himself against some of the best in the state.
The club’s annual open day, this year on March 26, always attracts a healthy crowd of BMX riders from across Sydney and New South Wales and Reid always gets excited about the day.
Reid loves riding his BMX, and this year will compete all over the state in various competitions.
In his second year of racing in the state series, he has set himself a goal of finishing in the top three, and will also compete in the national series.
But above all, he likes the friends he has made through the sport.
“Most of my friends are from BMX but I have made friends from other clubs as well,” he said.
While he has many friends though, when he is racing there is no room for compromise according to Reid.
“When the gates drop you are not friends anymore until the end of the track,” he said.
Such will be the case for the open day at Colby Park.
“I get a bit of an advantage over the other riders coming, an open at your home track is always good,” he said.