Video: Reece Wilson – Hometown Hero

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Get some insight into Reece, where he comes from and how his community helped him get to where he is today. Head behind the scenes to find out more about his riding, but more importantly his hometown and his family.

In 2020, Reece Wilson won the DH World Championships in Leogang, Austria, in the same venue where the 2021 season is about to start. Reece’s journey to the top of downhill mountain biking began in Tweed Valley, Scotland, where he first learned to ride a bike and developed a hardworking mentality through a family business. In ‘Hometown Hero,’ Reece shows where he spent his most formative years, and how he’s giving back to the community that gave him the drive to don a rainbow jersey.

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Picture by Simon Wilkinson.

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Comments (2)

    An absolute hometown hero! Brilliant to see the young kids flying on the trails and yes…Reece is a super role model. Nice to hear his parents talk about their son too, that’s what it’s all about for me. And they’re right about biking in that part of the world…if you’re at Inners then don’t forget to check out the excellent bike shop, a cool wee cafe and the Findra shop for some sweet threads…and just around the corner…there’s Glentress!

    What a lovely lad and lovely family…awesome wee vid

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