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Young bikers ride their way to great prizes

YOUNG cyclists across Redcar and Cleveland have scooped some great prizes after pictures of their summer holiday adventures were chosen as winners.

The Health Improvement Team at the council encouraged 5 to 19-year-old bikers ranging from future Tour De France competitors to people setting off on their first ride to send in photos of their adventures over the six-week school holiday.

Winning entries featured off-road excursions through the forest and some of the borough’s best known views as children and young people got active over the summer and explored the great outdoors.

Winning a £30 bike equipment voucher in the 5-7 year old category were brothers Ollie and Eddie Dolphin who rode down to Saltburn Pier to see the yarn-bombing after school.

In the 8-11 year old category nine-year-old Danny Lawrence has won a £30 High Street shopping voucher after his snap of a family ride to see the penguins on Redcar seafront caught the eyes of the judges.

Scott Matthews also won a £30 High Street shopping voucher in the 12-16 year old category for his action photo while doing tricks on his bike in Hamsterley Forest.

The final winner, in the overall category, and winning a £150 voucher for Halfords – donated by Middlesbrough Environment City – is 11-year-old Myron Sabrah. Myron was photographed on the mountain bike he bought with his Christmas money while out on a ten mile ride past Roseberry Topping and in to Guisborough Forest before going to the visitor centre in the Forest.

Cllr Lynn Pallister, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing & Welfare, said: “I’d like to congratulate all our competition winners, the four winning entries are great examples of rides residents of any age can do and enjoy the sights of Redcar and Cleveland. As well as enjoying the great outdoors, cycling is a great way to stay fit and healthy.

“Hopefully Ollie, Eddie, Danny, Scott and Myron will make the most of their prizes and continue exploring the borough on their bikes.”

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