Kayden Underhill is off for his second BMX world championship tilt.
The eight-year-old from Castle Hill BMX Club raced at the 2017 BMX Australia National Championships in Brisbane in April and finished ninth, narrowly missing the final.
But the result was good enough for the Mount Druitt resident to book his place at the 2017 BMX World Championships, which will be held in Rock Hill, South Carolina in late July.
“When I saw I didn’t make it to the final, I was a bit sad but I still knew that I had qualified for worlds,” he said.
“I have this feeling in me that it’s really good that I’ve actually made it to the world championships this year.
“I’m looking forward to having some fun and trying to win a world plate while I’m there.”
BMX competitions award plates for competitors who make the finals.
Last year, Kayden went to Colombia for world’s in the under-seven division but under-eights is the first year of competitive BMX.
Having ridden BMX since he was three, Kayden has also got his dad Liam into the sport with both competing for Castle Hill BMX Club.
His mother Kylie said they are always proud of everything he does.
“He puts in all the hard work and wants to go to training and wants to ride, so whatever he does, he deserves 100 percent,” she said.
The 2017 BMX World Championships will run from July 25-30.