Harry’s hard work pays off as competition is big hit

Good turn out for the competition

Good turn out for the competition

An amateur skate, BMX and scooter competition, organised by a 14-year-old from Houghton Regis, was a roaring success on Monday.

Harry Backhouse, of Houghton Regis, worked with Children’s Links, the charity that is committed to improving the life experiences of children, young people and families, to set up the event at Tithe Farm recreation centre skate park.

The Houghton Regis Academy student said: “I’m really pleased with the turnout, some people travelled from far distances to attend.

“It went better than I hoped and it was good to see fair competition with everyone supporting and cheering for each other. I would love the council and Activity Rangers to make it an annual event.”

There was a category for skateboards, BMX riders and two for scooters, an under 12 and an over 12.

The competition was judged by a professional stunt bike display team, who presented the winners with their trophies.

Tracey Backhouse, Harry’s mum, said: “The event was a huge success, everyone had great fun and I’m very proud of Harry.

“I want to say a huge thanks to Children’s Links for making it happen.”




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