Grant Harmer

bioharmerHEIGHT – 1.78m
WEIGHT – 71kg
BIRTHDATE – 27/01/1986
RACING SINCE – MTB – 2009; Road racing – 2013
STRENGTHS – Going in breakaways and attacking heaps on a hilly course.
HOMETOWN – Wagga Wagga, NSW

“I talk heaps – especially when I’ve had too much coffee or caffeine gels”.

Biggest win to date – Not many wins, but lots of seconds….

What inspired you to ride – I weighed 100kg and lost my licence (speeding). That was a turning point. I started riding more regularly for transport and then started racing MTB. I haven’t stopped.
What racing obstacle have you overcome – Whilst going down a decent hill out in the bush I took on a 4WD head-on and busted myself up. So, its been a challenge learning to descend again without worrying that a 4WD is going to jump out and get me… and convincing my wife that I won’t crash again.
What motivates you to keep going – So that I can eat heaps, not weigh 100kg again and still be able to wear tight pants.
Favourite cheat meal – Pizza and Mexican
Favourite healthy snack – Anything with avocado
When you’re not cycling, what do you do for enjoyment – Sit on the couch or walk the dog at the beach 
Tip to improve young cyclists – Be consistent and have structure to your training