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Caroline Buchanan

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I originally started racing BMX at the age of 5, it all started when I followed my older brother into the sport after we had driven past the local BMX track one day. I was also doing Taekwondo at that stage up until the age of 8 when I went to the BMX World Championships and I had to focus on fewer sports and gave up Taekwondo.

I have always liked being active and playing some kind of sport. Over the years I have done Netball, Oz-tag, Swimming, Soccer and Golf. At the age of 15 all I wanted to do was ride a bike I rode at the skate parks lots, went dirt jumping as well as racing BMX.

How I got into mountain biking is a funny story, it was purely by accident almost. A mate of mine made a deal that if he came to a BMX race then I would have to go to a 4x race. At my first 4x race I was winning and Katrina Miller and I took each other out however I had so much fun and loved the atmosphere that was at mountain bike races, that I decided I was going to take up 4x.

It was only a year later when I was 16 that I decided to give Downhill a go, this was definitely not as easy as crossing over BMX to 4x. I had lots more skills to learn and many trees to dodge. To this day I enjoy doing all 3 disciplines BMX, 4x and Downhill and just love riding my bikes. I look back at where I have come from over the years and where my riding can take me and look forward to the future and what it holds.

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