Young Brit Harry Main became an internet sensation in 2009, when a series of web edits that featured him pulling amazing technical trick combos went viral. He was already well-known in Europe, but the videos got BMX fans around the world talking and they secured him his first X Games invitation. However, just before he was to make his debut, he broke his ankle and was forced to withdraw.
After a long recovery period, he again broke his ankle in 2010, causing him to forfeit his X Games invitation once again. That year he was able to enter the Simpel Session in Tallinn, Estonia, where he finished fifth in the Park discipline, and the following year he made his debut on the American Dew Tour, finishing seventh in Ocean City, Maryland.
Liverpool-born Harry started riding his BMX at the age of 11, first took part in competitive events at 16, and turned pro at 18. “BMX for me was an escape from a normal way of life,” he says. “It gave me something exciting something to look forward to everyday. I still love waking up and know I can go riding!”
He has an astonishing mix of technical skill and ‘go-big’ ability, best illustrated by his trademark, jaw-dropping 1080 (three full revolutions of the bike). He says he likes to challenge himself by adding to his ever-increasing bag of tricks every day, whether on a dirt race course or on ramps in parks. "If I didn't learn new tricks, then it wasn't a good session," he says.
- Age: 23
- Height: 1.72m
- Weight: 69kg
- Nationality: England