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Aston Heron from Newark with his winners medal at the fourth qualifying event for the Strider British Balance Bike Championships. He hopes to retain his title after winning the championships last year.
Ashton Heron, from Newark, has moved a step closer to holding onto his title of British Balance Bike champion. He competed in the qualifying heats against other youngsters at the competition held in Birmingham today.
Last year, Ashton Heron won first place at the BMX championship. This year, he returns to defend that title.
Ashton went on to represent Great Britain at the National championships in Florida last year.
First though, he must beat more than 100 children expected to arrive at the fourth qualifying event held today.
Today marks the fourth qualifying event for the Strider British Balance Bike Championships.
More than one hundred children from 18 months to 5 years will take part.
The first ever major toddler bike race will take place at Perry Park BMX track for no-pedal balance bike riders.
The riders use specially designed balance bikes so that children as young as 18 months can take part, which is believed to be the youngest age for a major sporting series in the UK.
A four-year-old from Nottinghamshire will defend his title of British Balance Bike champion today.
Ashton Heron, from Newark, will be competing against other youngsters in the competition held in Birmingham.
It is the fourth qualifying event for the Strider British Balance Bike Championships, which is held for children from 18 months to 5 years old. Around 100 children are expected to compete today.