Veronica Robinson set to take on the world’s best in BMX

Young gun: Nine-year-old BMX rider Veronica Robinson will go to the BMX World Championships in South Carolina. Picture: Supplied

Young gun: Nine-year-old BMX rider Veronica Robinson will go to the BMX World Championships in South Carolina. Picture: Supplied

Veronica Robinson will take on some of the world’s best BMX riders at the 2017 World Championships in South Carolina in July.

The nine-year-old from Winston Hills qualified for the event after finishing 10th at last years’ Australian titles, with the top 16 riders going through.

Veronica has also started the season well with a dominant win at the Castle Hill BMX State Series at Fred Caterson Reserve on Sunday.

She won all three motos and the final in the 9 girls age group and hopes to continue her strong form into the national championships in April.

“I feel excited and impressed with myself. I’m really proud of my performance,” she said after winning the state series event.

Coached by Gemma-Lea Thomas and supported by Blackman Cycles and DK Bikes, Veronica has raced BMX since the age of six.

It’s a family affair for the Robinson’s with mother Lisa, father Trent and brothers Alex and Christian all involved in the sport.

“We came across it because we’d had a bit of a bad run in rugby league,” Lisa said. 

“It’s been very good for us. If we all did our separate things, we’d be going our separate ways all the time. 

“With this sport, we can all go together and we can have weekends away that we may not get if we all did separate sports.”

The opening round of the state series had more than 600 riders across more than 60 different categories.

Riding to success: Nine-year-old BMX rider Veronica Robinson won the 9 girls category at the opening round of the BMX NSW State Series in Castle Hill. Picture: Supplied

Riding to success: Nine-year-old BMX rider Veronica Robinson won the 9 girls category at the opening round of the BMX NSW State Series in Castle Hill. Picture: Supplied

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