BMXer wins two competitions

A Pool Academy student is celebrating after winning two BMX competitions.

Ned, Year 7, recently took part in the Cornwall BMX Championships at Blackwater as well as a national competition.

He has been BMXing since the age of six and races with his club Cornwall BMX at Blackwater.

The recent win has seen him taking home large trophies.

He is now hoping to take part in the European race in Belgium later this year.

He said: “BMXing is a huge part of my life which I enjoy and I have experienced so much.

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“BMXing has also taught me a lot about how to win and lose and how to come back fighting harder to achieve your own goals.
“I also have a fab time with friends and family.

“After my first year of BMXing I continued to race and started to enter regional races. This was great fun and I would race other children from the South West.
“I kept on riding at regionals for two years and then I progressed to nationals.
“At nationals the competition of riders hugely increased and I would be competing against 60 plus riders and trying to make it into the top eight.

“This year I am aiming to take part in a European race in Belgium.

“I can’t wait to experience racing in another country and riding with the riders.”

Sharon Bright, PE teacher at Pool Academy said: “The school staff are really proud of Ned and the fact that he still manages to get involved in all the school teams as well.”