Melton youngsters get Tinchy Stryder treat after top BMX tips
Urban music star Tinchy Stryder joined youngsters to pick up biking tips from BMX professionals at a skate park gig.
The day-long event, which was held at the Terminal 1 skate park, in Melton, on Tuesday, saw professional rider Leon Perkins showing off his moves and offering advice.
Children aged nine to 14 who attended were also treated to an exclusive gig by Tinchy, who performed some of his biggest hits.
"It's been such an amazing year for cycling and I've really enjoyed working with Halfords to introduce more young people to BMX," said Tinchy.
"I've been really looking forward to performing at Terminal 1 and after a fun day on the ramps the kids were excited and really up for it. The atmosphere was wicked."
The sessions were designed to build confidence in cycling and to teach basic BMX skills. John Lee, head coach at Terminal 1, said: "Free sessions like this are a great way to get kids involved in the sport and the Halfords BMX Sessions have uncovered some bright young talent over the past few months."
Naomi Dolby, 10, of Melton, who took part in a session, said: "Today has been awesome because we have learned lots of tricks. My favourite part of the session was learning how to drop in on the ramps.
"It's high and you go really fast but it's amazing. I am definitely going to BMX more."