Little Harley from Kesgrave is a smash hit on Instagram with his daredevil scooter skills
A daredevil four-year-old boy from Kesgrave is causing a stir on social media with his incredible scooter skills.
Harley Sutherland, of Spalding Lane, only took up the hobby in December last year but is now taking on the tallest ramps at the Area 25 indoor skate park in Martlesham.
The youngster is so good, the park have decided to sponsor him, giving him free access to the ramps whenever he wants.
Harley’s Instagram page, which is packed with videos of the youngster zipping around the skatepark, has amassed more than 550 followers with the number growing every day.
Harley’s proud dad Karl Sutherland said: “We came to the park to see Harley’s older brother one day and he took one look at it and said ‘I want to do this’.”
“He didn’t have his own scooter at first so we just hired one but he got his first scooter at Christmas.
“We made a custom scooter for him because he is so tiny and Harley just picked it up really quickly.
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“There are videos on his Instagram page when he has just started and he picked it up straight away.
“Within three months he has come from being a normal kid on a scooter to taking on the big ramps.
“It was actually only after about three weekends that he started doing the 6ft ramp and the 7ft one about a month ago.
“He must be one of the youngest kids at the skatepark.
“There are other kids up there who wouldn’t do the ramps he does but he just rolls down them/ “He has his tumbles sometimes but he just brushes it off and gets back on.”
Mr Sutherland said Harley is constantly asking to be taken back to hit the ramps. “We go Friday, Saturday, Sunday and a couple of times during the week,” he said. “He is always scootering outside the house on his makeshift ramps.
“He is always on his scooter, he never stops. I’m fully behind him.”
Matthew Woodley, who manages Area 25 skatepark, said: “Harley came to one of our scooter lessons for the younger lads and he was assigned to a tutor.
“We haven’t seen a four-year-old so good. We just had to sponsor him because he is just such a brilliant young lad.
“He has a very promising future.”
For more on Harley’s scooter skills see here.