BMX racer Evie is on top of the world

Evie Wood
Evie Wood

A youngster from Louth is celebrating after being the best in Great Britain for the second year running at the world BMX championships.

Evie Wood, nine, recently competed in the annual UCI World Championships held in Belgium.

After some tough competition, Evie was ranked 25th overall and first out of the UK girl participants that entered.

Evie, who attends St Michael’s Primary School in Louth, began her BMX dream aged just five.

Since then, she has been working her way up the rankings – starting at club level and cycling up the ladder, which has seen her compete at regional, national, European and world levels.

“I live for BMX racing and I hope to continue participating in this sport for as long as I can,” said Evie.

“Finishing 25th at the UCI World BMX championships was an amazing experience, but to be the first placed girl for Great Britain was the highlight.

“I would love to become an Olympian for Team GB one day and I have been lucky enough to have had some coaching from former Team GB Olympic rider Shanaze Reade and world number one rider Kelvin Batey.”

Evie is always on the lookout for new sponsors. If you can help, or for more details, email her at calwest1980@hotmail.com