Britiain’s top Olympic BMX cyclist Shanaze Reade has backed young riders taking part in Strider Balance Bike racing as young Olympians in the making.
Shanaze Reade, “Balance bikes are a great way to get toddlers and young children riding at a younger age than ever before. You just have to see their faces when they’re on their balance bikes zooming around and you know they love it. It is these early experiences that will set them up for a lifetime of fun and exercise.
These events not only give children the chance to ride over some of UK’s biggest and best BMX tracks, but also race against some of their friends. There really is no other way for toddlers as young as 18 months old to get the experience of riding at a major event. It’s an amazing opportunity."
We are also huge fans of the work that she does behind the scenes, regularly coaching at BMX tracks across the UK and inspiring others to get up and outside to ride.
Strider Balance Bike Racing events are open to all children aged 18 months to 5 years inclusive.
Racing in their age groups the day is all about fun, parents and kids making new friends and a chance to win some trophies. All get a medal!
Its not highly competitive as all riders get cheered home, and the events are suitable for all children including beginners.
Strider Bikes can be hired but must be pre booked at the time of registration
The next race is the 6th June, 2015 at Birmingham BMX Race Track and booking is now open.
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