On the 6th September, children aged between 18 months and 5 years were invited to take part in the high-octane race on the same finishing strait some of their cycling heroes would be crossing just hours later. Children and parents alike were smiling from ear to ear as all who took part received their medals in front of the main podium.
Karen Wood, Director of Strider UK had this to say of the event:
“To come to a massive event like this and put the kids on the finish straight, let them have a ride around in front of the crowds. It does their confidence no end of good. They absolutely loved it!”
The main event took place at the finishing line of the Mansfield to Newark leg of the Tour as the grown-ups started their race.
The first adult to cross the line in Newark was Fernando Gaviria as Team Sky’s Elia Viviani reclaimed the leader’s spot by finishing second. In a few years time we think a few of our Strider Riders could be giving the big guys a run for their money!
Strider racing is a fantastic and unique way to keep youngsters fit and healthy, acclimatise them to the balance they need to ride a pedal bike, and also encourage them to take part in friendly competition. We’re not just helping create future stars of the cycling world, we’re forming confident and well-mannered youngsters who can go on to achieve their hopes and aspirations.
To see more photo's from the event visit our Facebook Page.
If you’d like to sign-up your little one to a Strider Bike race, take a look at our events calendar.