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World class BMX riders come to Birmingham

Great Britains Liam Phillips leads the pack on his way to winning the final at the UCI BMX Supercross in Manchester. Credit: PA

The best in BMX will ride into Birmingham this weekend for rounds 9 and 10 of the UEC BMX European League.

World class riders will be at Perry Park today and tomorrow, including the reigning world champion, Liam Phillips.

Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, Councillor Ian Ward, said:

"We are thrilled to welcome back to the city for the second time, the UEC BMX European League and I am extremely pleased that we welcome a whole host of riders to compete in what looks set to be a fantastic event.

"The track, now one of the best in Europe, has played host to World Champions Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips, and we're hoping to see some new stars emerge at this year's championships."

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Midlands BMX Champion practises stunts in Leicester Highcross shopping center

Keelan Phillips, three-times UK Flatland and two-times European BMX Champion has wowed crowds across the world with a new film.

The rider managed to get access to the Leicester Highcross shopping centre and libraries across the city to film his skills, tricks and stunts.

He said: "I have had the idea for a long time, firstly to have some amazing locations in a BMX video and secondly to film in places you would never find a BMX rider.

Video courtesy of MGPactionsports via YouTube.

Rapper Tinchy Stryder says 'on your bike'

The singer says it's important for young people to have something to focus on Credit: ITV Central

Rap singer Tinchy Stryder performed in Melton Mowbray last night, encouraging young people to take part in free BMX coaching sessions.

The musician has joined forces with Halfords to promote the hobby among 9 to 14-year-olds.

Free coaching sessions and a bike check were on offer to people.

The performance was held at Terminal 1 Skate Park Credit: ITV Central

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