BMX championships for kids

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.

Ashton moves closer to retaining title

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.

Ashton Heron practicing at his home in Nottinghamshire Credit: ITV News Central
Ashton Heron bmx rider Credit: ITV News Central

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Can four-year-old Ashton win again?

Last year, Ashton Heron won first place at the BMX championship. This year, he returns to defend that title.

Last year's champion on the left, Ashton Heron Credit: BMX

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.

Ashton in training for Florida championships last year Credit: BMX

BMX championships for children

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.

BMX championships in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

The first ever major toddler bike race will take place at Perry Park BMX track for no-pedal balance bike riders.

BMX championships in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

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.

BMX championships in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

Four-year-old to defend his championship title

A four-year-old from Nottinghamshire will defend his title of British Balance Bike champion today.

Ashton Heron won British Balance Bike champion last year Credit: Itv News Central

Ashton Heron, from Newark, will be competing against other youngsters in the competition held in Birmingham.

British Balance Bike Championships Credit: ITV News Central

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.