Bike star pursues dream
Rising mountain bike star Connor Harvey has been selected for the New Zealand team to compete at the mountain biking world championship in South Africa in August. The Invercargill lad moved to Arrowtown in March to start a building apprenticeship. However, his sights are firmly set on making a career out of his sport. ‘‘Next year is my first year in elite and I hope to travel to Europe to compete,’’ he said. The 2012/13 season was his first having ‘‘ a proper go’’ at racing and he was assisted with sponsorship from Arrow Bikes. During the season he won the Bluff round of the national downhill series, was third overall in the under-18 section of the national series and thrilled to be named in the national team to compete in South Africa. He is now looking for further sponsorship. He is joined in the team by Queenstown women Alanna Columb, competing in the downhill elite women and Kate Fluker, competing in the cross-country elite women.
Wheels: Rising downhill mountain bike star Connor Harvey is looking for support to help him get to the World Champs after being selected for the New Zealand team.