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The UK’s largest children’s charity, IMG_0072Barnardos, nominated schoolboy Neo McCartney for a Pride of Britain Award because staff are so moved by the compassion he shows others and impressed by all he has achieved by the tender age of nine.  The Pride of Britain Awards celebrate the achievements of truly remarkable people who make our world a better place and Neo’s father, Shaun McCartney commented “Although Neo wasn’t a finalist this year; it is an accomplishment in itself for Barnardo’s to believe he is worthy.”

Devika Chowdhury from Barnardo’s, said: “Neo is an inspirational young man who goes above and beyond to raise money for those who are less fortunate than himself.  We are very grateful for all the fundraising Neo does for Barnardo’s.”

The motocross racing champion, better known as Nitro Neo said “ My charity work started when I saw a news story about children who had to spend Christmas in hospital.  I thought they would be sad not having any presents to open on Christmas day because Santa delivered them to their homes, so I asked my dad if I could take some of my toys in to hospital for them to play with.”  Shaun added “I posted what Neo was doing on his social media and fans replied wanting to add to his donation, we made it easy for anybody to get involved by letting fans know if everybody donated a little, it would amount to a lot when Neo gathered all the gifts together; then off we went driving around gathering toys”.

The sporting celebrity has continued this charity work ever since and achieved his mission of spreading smiles on the faces of children using Barnardo’s and Derbyshire Children’s Hospital by delivering hundreds of gifts gathered through his ‘Nitro Neo Eggstravaganza’ and ‘Operation Christmas Smiles’ campaigns.  Neo spends time with the children and their families to distract them from their troubles when he delivers the gifts, Shaun told us “I think people appreciate his time more than the gifts, they talk about his racing, he takes the children to play areas and even takes his motocross bike with him so children can be photographed sat on it to show their visitors and talk about their experience.”

Neo used his high profile to promote the Ice Bucket Challenge in an attempt to increase donations to help the Motor Neurone Disease Association find a cure for his grandad who was suffering from MND at the time, but sadly passed away recently after an astonishing eight year battle with the disease.

Neo is in full time education and trains on and off the track several times a week for motocross races but has worked hard to achieve more by the age of nine than others manage in a lifetime.  Shaun told us “He has won international and regional motocross titles, advanced in swimming to become a Rookie Lifeguard, named Jon Jepson Black Belt Academy Student of the Year and will grade for his black belt next year, named as Derby’s Local Hero and received the Bobby Dorka Foundation Award”.

We asked Neo what drives him to work so hard and he told us “My grandad and dad teach me to always do the right thing so I help people fix their problems instead of struggle on their own, but I can only do the big missions with the help of my fans, I want to thank them for supporting me racing and helping me spread smiles for #NitroAid.”

We’re sure the people of Britain will be proud of this young boy when they hear of this news, the contribution he makes to society and proof people are capable of great things.

Keep up with Nitro Neo’s adventures and next mission to spread smiles by visiting his website www.nitroneo.co.uk and following Nitro Neo on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

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Hardcore Racing MX Master Kids UK
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It’s just around the corner!  On Saturday 13 September Hardcore Racing MX Master Kids UK will bring together around 200 young races for one of the largest youth motocross racing events of 2014, and Team Nitro will be there with Nitro Neo.

MX Master Kids UK is being held at East Trax in King’s Lynn that is prime for high octane racing, with it’s 2 mile long recently resurfaced track presenting some fast straights and a great variety of jumps which means serious entertainment for the crowds coming to watch.  Lots of sponsors are supporting the event to ensure all kids receive a great prizes them for their efforts, from trophies to hole shot awards, from helmets to professional coaching.

So if you like motorsports why not check out some of the best motocross racing in the UK, where races are only aged 6-15!  You can watch all races LIVE by logging in to Live Stream and it will be aired on Motors TV around 28 September, but we’ll keep you posted on the specifics of that.

Neo is racing in the Auto class and a race schedule is below.  6-9 year olds will put there 50cc race tuned machines through their paces, and up to 10 year olds will be having a blast on their 65cc bikes; 9-12 year olds will push their 85cc small wheel bikes whilst 11-15 year olds will be on the biggest bikes for this event, the 85cc motocross bike with big wheels.

Event details:

Held at East Trax, Eastlands Bank, Walpole St Andrews, Kings Lynn, PE14 7LB.  Freestyle Motocross (FMX) Show Saturday at 6pm and 7:30pm.  Spares, equipment and advice available from Hardcore Racing, Judd Racing, Danger UK,  Thurrock Car and Van Rentals, Action Film Werx, Train 2 Gain, Bolddog Extreme Sports, Redline Motorcycles,  Gear4 KTM, Priden Engineering Ltd, Pro-Green, Destination MX, Linge Training Academy, Offroad Motorsport UK, Carl Nunn MX Training, SMRacing.

Nitro Neo practicing at East Trax

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Facilities:

Fresh water taps, jet wash, toilet block, huge paddocks.

Timings:

Friday 12 September

Signing on.

Saturday 13th
Signing on.
Rider briefing

Practice
Qualifying

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Evening Entertainment
Freestyle display
Riders awards

Sunday 14th starting with 10mins practice

Practice

Race 4

Race 5

Trophy presentations.