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Sam Herd

Sam is Live Active Leisure's most recent Talented Athlete and competes in down hill mountain biking on a world scale.

Sam is Live Active Leisure's most recent Talented Athlete and competes in down hill mountain biking on a world scale.

 

Performance Mountain Biker

Perth teenager and Mountain Biker, Sam Herd (17) is the most recent young hopeful to benefit from the Live Active Leisure Talented Athlete Pass.

Sam has spent a summer of global travel competing in world class events for Downhill Mountain Biking. He has recently returned from the World Championships in South Africa; his place here on the British Junior Team came as a result of his outstanding performances over the summer at World Cup level. Racing for Britain in Italy, Andorra and, a bit closer to home, Fort William, Sam’s place in the team was “hard earned and well deserved”.

Sam’s training regime is intense and off the bike he is put through his paces at the strength & conditioning gym at Live Active’s Bell's Sports Centre.  

Sam believes that his weekly work at Bell’s Sports Centre and the strength gained in this environment is vital to his success. “The balance, the focus, the stability that you strive for during strength and conditioning training all comes into play when you get on your bike and start a descent. I couldn’t do what I do without the training and access to equipment that I have.”