Nitro Neo has been crowned a Local Hero in recognition of using his popularity to help others whilst racing high performance motocross bikes in pursuit of championship titles.  He launched #NitroAid in 2014 with the purpose of spreading smiles on the faces of children in sad situations in the UK's largest children's charity, Barnardo's, and Derbyshire Children's Hospital.


Name: Neo McCartney

Nickname: Nitro Neo

Age: 11

Nationality : British

Born: England

Discipline: Motocross, Arenacross & Supercross.

Other sports:  Martial arts, swimming, stunt scooters, BMX, rock climbing.

Favourite cars: Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini, Ferrari.


In 2014, a small package of enthusiasm took the motocross scene by storm, Nitro Neo has gone on to become the UK's best known youth racer in this extreme sport.

In 2015, his second year racing, Neo beat 26 other riders from around the world to become the International MX Master Kids Champion whilst representing Great Britain in France.  Later that year he dominated the WWMX Winter Championship to win his second title of the year.

Neo ranked fourth in his group after 35 races in the 2015 British MX Cup, receiving the 'Rider of the Day Award' at round six. He was also asked to represent two motocross clubs in national Team Events where he was the highest scoring rider in his team.

Neo ranked third in his debut racing series, the 2013/14 CJMX Winter Championship and ended his first year ranked 5th in the 2014 CJMX Club Championship, the youngest rider in the top five.  His hard work and determination was recognised as he also bagged the 'Most Improved Rider Award'.

Race class: 85cc

Bike: Husqvarna TC85


  • 1st Dutch International Supercross Champion
  • 1st International MX Master Kids 50cc Group Champion - award video here
  • WWMX Winter Champion
  • 4th Arenacross final at Wembley Arena
  • International MX Master Kids 65cc - 12 of 47 riders from 27 nations
  • 4th British MX Cup & 'Rider of the Day Award'
  • 5th CJMX Club Championship - Presentation & race video here
  • CJMX Most Improved Rider - Presentation & race video here


  • Local Hero - story here and ITV news video one and two
  • Nominated for Pride of Britain Award
  • JJBBA Black Belt Academy Student of the Year - Presentation video here
  • ASA Rookie Lifeguard
  • Karate Red/Black belt
  • Bobby Dorka Foundation Award  - Presentation video here
  • Nominated for 'Inspirational Youngster' Community Champion Award

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