NLL LEGEND - CAMERON REID
Cameron Reid is a very talented young man with outstanding skill in BMX. Cameron has achieved great success in his field and at the young age of 14, he already holds a Champion BMX title. With dedication and hard work, Cameron proves that if you have big dreams and aspirations, you can achieve them.
Cameron is our NLL Legend for the month of February.
Read Cameron’s full bio below.
How long have you been involved in BMX?
I started riding BMX in October 2010 at the old municipal BMX track at St Maurice’s.
Have you always had an interest in the sport?
Before 2010 it wasn’t specifically BMX, but I had a small wheeled BMX style bike. This bike didn’t have gears so it allowed me to focus on riding and having fun, whether on promenades on holiday or closed areas, it didn’t matter it was fun.
We hear you have achieved huge success since taking up the sport, can you tell us more about this?
I have achieved a lot, I qualified to compete at both European and World Championships for the last 3 years and most successfully I am a multiple Scottish Champion for my age group. I was 4th overall in the UK for Male 13’s in 2016 and have been the first to graduate from the NLL HARO BMX Development team into the HARO UK Factory team. The great thing about BMX is that there is a competitive class for everyone. All ages and all genders can take part and race on the same track. An experience the family can all share.
Are you with the centurions at the moment?
Yes, I genuinely wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.
Do you use the BMX track at Broadwood often? What do you think of the facilities offered?
We use the facilities at least 4 times per week. The facilities are excellent and Broadwood is the best all round facility in the UK. The combination of existing support facilities, full time BMX coaches and novice and expert start hills mean that it is the best way to start any cycling career, whether commuting, leisure or competition.
Cameron’s dad Raymond “As a senior rider and BMX competitor who had never been on a BMX bike until I was 42, BMX has genuinely enhanced my bike handling skills to a far higher level. The NLL team are fully committed to providing an outstanding closed road facility for NL residents. This is an inspiring commitment and one that will see generations benefit”
What are your ambitions for the future?
I just love riding my bike. I train hard and am happiest when flowing over big jumps or ‘dialling’ a line that I’ve not done yet. I hope to improve on my 4th place in the 2016 British BMX Series and see where that takes me.
Lastly, any comments you would like to add?
Cameron “I love riding my bike, it’s just fun! Training or racing, I’ve learned to do things I never thought I could and been to places I probably never would. I’m at my happiest on two wheels”
Cameron’s dad Raymond “Being able to train and compete at the same races on the same track as my son is brilliant. It is fun and it keeps me fit and active, the only downside is that he’s much, much quicker than me now”
That’s all for this month’s NLL Legend. Stay tuned for the next instalment coming soon!