Siblings riding high

BMX racers Kyle (14) and Kira (9) Hill.
BMX racers Kyle (14) and Kira (9) Hill.

But, unlike most girls, she take it a bit more seriously and races BMX.

Despite only taking up the sport about 18 months ago, Kira has made massive strides and was this month selected to compete for WA in the BMX Australia Crackerjack Finals in Shepparton at the National Championships.

A runner-up at last year’s state titles and third placing in the WA super series rounds was enough to warrant an invitation and her mum Linda said despite being fairly new to BMX, she was determined to do well.

‘In that 18 months, she has achieved a lot,’ Mrs Hill said.

‘Kira will race against 25 girls at the nationals and is very determined and she has expressed that she would like to come away with one of the top 8 plates.’

Kira’s 14-year-old brother Kyle will also travel to the championships, having followed a similar path to his sister.

‘Kyle has only been racing BMX for 18 months as well and he also finished second in the State last year,’ Mrs Hill said.