Barry Baldo, who used to wake up after lots of insisting, woke up extra early on Wednesday as he had to get in the last-minute practice before the big race, he is going to participate

At around 1.23pm, Barry was programmed to compete in the event of 8 to 10-year-old at the Cambridge Cycling Festival. He has been looking forward to the race for weeks and, after receiving an attractive bike for his birthday, he has barely been able to sleep. Celso Baldo, the father of Barry said, “Barry got really inspired after watching the athletes of Commonwealth Games, He always wants to wake up early in the morning to practice.

“Fortunately, in our family everyone pretty keen for this, including his mum, thus on this big day of him, we all go out and ride together.” On the day of the event, Barry was the first to register and this was his first time competing in the event.

As the race began, Marshals signaled the race to start and he was off, he started pedaling as fast as he could, Barry finished the race exhilarated. In the event He had raced alongside some of his idols of Commonwealth Games and he seems very excited. The same is the story of others children as well, who participated in the event.

Rushlee Buchanan, one of the commonwealth athletes, from New Zealand rode with the kids. When asked about the experience the athlete replied, “to be part of this event, it is special for me. I have lived in the Waikato and have spent my whole life here and have witnessed cycling evolve.

“When I started racing, I was 11-year-old, and with me only two others were there. To be part of events where kids involved – it is pretty inspirational.”


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