Young Wrexham biker lands major championship success

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A YOUNG Wrexham biker is celebrating his second win at a major national competition.

Ross Davies, 12, who has been riding since he was six, drove his way onto the podium at this year’s motocross Wirral Off-road Enduro Challenge for the second year running.

Ross, of Tanyfron, beat stiff competition from 40 other entrants in the 65cc category and according to dad Gareth he beat youngsters who were riding much bigger bikes.

The rising star is no stranger to winning such accolades but Gareth said every one means the world to him.

Gareth said: “We’re so proud of him and really glad that he’s doing so well at something he loves.

“He’ll be moving up to the 85cc category soon and it’s very exciting to think what he’ll be capable of once he gets a bigger bike.

”He was very tired at the end of it but he really enjoyed himself and it was a great day with about 2,000 people and hundreds of bikes on show.”

Gareth and wife Sally spend most of their weekends driving him to events around the country in the family’s motorhome, which is specially adapted to carry his bike and racing kit and the couple were proud to take him to the Enduro competition at Hawkstone Park near Shrewsbury.

But Gareth said the family has to rely heavily on generous sponsors in order for Ross to live his dream.

He added: “We’re really grateful to everyone who supports Ross and would like to say a special ‘thank you’ to Nick Pink of No Limits bike shop in Johnstown for sponsorship and Steve Island for organising so many events for Ross and the other children who enjoy the sport. Ross couldn’t have achieved this without them.

“He is making a brilliant name for himself and is ranked highly in the UK.

“And as long as we can keep winning sponsorship we’re looking forward to a bright future ahead.”

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