REDDITCH Premiers BMX Club played host to a star of the sport as four-time female BMX world champion Shanaze Reade visited to pass on some top tips to budding stars of the future.
The club, located in Icknield Street Drive, was thrilled to welcome the Olympian who delivered an awesome coaching session under the floodlights to club members who were absolutely thrilled to take on the advice of the star.
The riders were given guidance and demonstrations on how to improve their performance on the BMX track, which included start gate techniques and racing skills and tactics.
The visit to Redditch was part of the Shanaze Reade Coaching Clinics which is a grassroots initiative to inspire riders at all levels of BMX.
The 26-year-old Crewe-born ace was impressed with the standard of riding from the BMX club members and finished off with an autograph and photograph session.
Redditch Premiers BMX Club manages the all-new leading international standard floodlit BMX Track in Icknield Street Drive and the club works in partnership with British Cycling, Redditch Borough Council and Redditch Wheels Project to provide opportunities for anyone interested in becoming involved in BMX racing.
The club stages coaching, club races, regional and national races and is also actively racing and competing on the regional and national circuit. For more details visit www.facebook.com/redditch.skate.bmx.park.
Club members were thrilled by Shanaze Reade’s visit. (s)
The world famous star gives instructions on the start gate. (s)