Eight-year-old mountain bike whizz-kid

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Sebastian Flynn. (Photo: Supplied/@sebastian_flynn_mtb)
Sebastian Flynn. (Photo: Supplied/@sebastian_flynn_mtb)

Most 8-year olds are entirely satisfied to lap the driveway on their bikes, but Sebastian Flynn is not your regular kid on a bike.

Despite his tiny stature, he’s an absolutely fearless and outrageously skilled mountain biker.

From a very tender age Sebastian showed immense promise on a bike. Whilst visiting the United Kingdom with his parents, Sebastian had his first riding experience, as a 3-year-old. His mother, Gemma, recalls that speed and uncanny natural balance were inherent and skills that her son did not have to be taught.

Based in Cape Town, with its generous year-round riding climate and abundance of mountain bike trails, the SACS Grade 3 learner is completely committed to mountain biking.

His progression and riding skills are astounding. Sebastian is entirely confident and capable of hitting jumps and rolling off drops that many technically skilled adult mountain bikers avoid.

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