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Australian MTB'er Holly Harris first started Mountain Biking with her dad, for fun around home. Holly has come a long way since then as she has stood at the top of the podium winning numerous races and was nominated for Cyclist of the year in 2018. Holly now pretty much lives and breathes cycling. Holly is part-owner of Bicycle Central on Marsh and when she is not there she is training, racing or assistant coach to Armidale’s Two Wheel Academy.
2017 NSW Elite Women’s State Champion
2017 Female pairs winner at the Hellfire Cup
2017 MTB XCO World Championships 21st U23 Women
2017 Runner up in the Elite Women XCO National Championships (U23 category but raced up for a higher level of competition)
2017 Runner in the Elite Women XCO National Series
2017 Runner up in the Elite Women XCM National Championships
2017 Runner up Des Femme Grafton to Inverell (Females raced the same course as the Males)
2011, 2012 and 2013 U19 Women’s XCO National Champion
2014 and 2016 U23 Women’s XCO National Champion
2016 5th Cairns World Cup U23 Women
2016 National Canberra Tour 16th in GC2016 Mersey Valley Tour 10th in GC (First NRS Race)
2016 Road Race National Championships 9th U23 and 40th in Elite
2016 Oceania Road Race Championships 20th Elite Women
Holly Rides a MERIDA Ninety-Six Team bike:
"I love riding my Team Ninety Six, it feels smooth and comfortable yet snappy and fast at the same time. My confidence on the bike has improved massively since riding this rocket ship, in my opinion it is the ultimate XC weapon".
Name: Holly Harris
Home town: Armidale NSW
Years Riding: 7 years
Occupation: Co-owner of Bicycle Central on Marsh
Chainring size: 32
Bikes: MTB - MERIDA team Ninety Six because who doesn't need a little extra suspension in their life ? I am also running a SRAM Eagle Drive train (which is heavenly), with a Quarq power metre.
ROADIE: MERIDA Scultura 9000
Discipline: Nil although I do dabble in XCO. Wish I could go enduro with my blessing of wild unicorns. Also I did an XCM race once, I am also very rarely spotted on my Merida Scultura 9000.
Favourite Race: Obviously the UNE 12hrs in the Piney ! Actually any race in Armidale because the NEMTB crew is a bunch of legends and they can't put a foot wrong!
Favourite place to ride: Armidale Pine forest, mostly just because I don't get lost :)