Strider UK World Cup returns

Published on: 4th September 2012

Over 150 of the UK’s toddling balance bike riders are set to return to Manchester’s BMX track at the National Cycling Centre this November for the second Strider UK World Cup balance bike race.

The 2012 Strider Cup series, which is backed by Britain’s top BMX rider Shanaze Reade, saw the first Strider UK World Cup in June fill weeks before the event. Shanaze said: “It’s events like the Strider UK World Cup in Manchester that not only give our youngest riders the chance to get on a bike and have a go, but even race against their friends on the same track that I train on. It’s an amazing opportunity.”

The event, which is due to be held on Sunday November 18th, was brought forward as a result of an influx of enquiries from children and their parents about returning to the venue with a major event.

Melanie Thomas, director of Melrose Kids, said: “We’ve been amazed by the overwhelming support for the Strider Cup series in the UK, and have seen it go from strength-to-strength over the past six months. The second event will give riders a bigger and better experience than before. It’s set to be another great day of racing.”

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