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Published 30th Jun 2011

Team Extreme riders jump over Councillor Brenda Thompson.

Some of the best BMX stunt riders in the country are heading to Middlesbrough to perform at Sky Ride 2011.

Team Extreme will be impressing the crowds with their dazzling BMX skills on Prissick Plaza on Sunday, July 10.

Sky Ride Middlesbrough, organised by Sky, British Cycling and Middlesbrough Council, is a free mass participation cycling event suitable for all ages and abilities.

This year it is taking place at Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit at Prissick Sports Base of Marton Road.

The Team Extreme riders will be putting on displays over the course of the day, from 10am to 4pm, and they will be sharing their expertise in coaching sessions.

They will also be judging a free to enter competition for visiting BMX riders to win BMX-related prizes.

Team Extreme riders performing at Sky Ride include Paul Jones who has been riding the competition circuit in the UK and Europe for over 10 years and has some of the biggest moves in BMX.

Paul is one of a handful of people in the UK to who can pull off a 180 backflip consistently on a BMX.

Other top Team Extreme riders hitting Prissick include Leon Perkins, Karl Pentelow and Jack Rivett.

Councillor Brenda Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “The presence of Team Extreme at Sky Ride is a great attraction for anyone interested in BMX riding.

“The chance to see some of the best riders in the land performing at Prissick Plaza and get some tips from them is a fantastic opportunity for BMX riders in the town.

“It shows that Sky Ride is for anyone who likes to get on two wheels and enjoy the thrill of cycling.”

Anyone wanting to take part in Team Extreme’s competition and is under 16 will need a parent to sign a disclaimer form. The form is available on Middlesbrough Council and Sky Ride websites.

As well as Team Extreme there will also be a wide range of bike-related attractions and activities on the day.

The main traffic-free Sky Ride route of 7km goes from Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit and takes in some of the town’s wonderful green spaces and attractions.

Sky Ride Middlesbrough starts at 10am and cyclists are encouraged to bring a picnic.

To take part in Sky Ride Middlesbrough register for free at Middlesbrough Sky Ride

Useful links

Middlesbrough Sky Ride

Middlesbrough Cycle Centre

Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit

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