Park Life is no blur for BMX and skateboard competitors in Stukeley Meadows

Skaters and BMX riders competed at a skate park in Stukeley Meadows.

Skaters and BMX riders competed at a skate park in Stukeley Meadows. - Credit: Archant

Skaters and BMX riders competed at a skate park in Stukeley Meadows.

Skaters and BMX riders competed at a skate park in Stukeley Meadows. - Credit: Archant

More than 150 skaters and BMX riders turned out to enjoy the annual Park Life competition at Stukeley Meadows last Sunday.

When it started out seven years ago the Park Life competition attracted dozens of children but now it is attracting star names from the local BMX scene.

More than 150 entrants aged from seven upwards took to the halfpipe, ramps and bowl to show off their skills at Stukeley Meadows Skatepark on Sunday. Co-organiser Ady Bright said: “The event was competitive with people of all age ranges entering.”

Primarily organised to get youngsters off technology and taking up a sport instead, Park Life is now a springboard for youngsters to go on to other local competitions. One of those is this year’s BMX champion in the over 16 category, Kirk Banks, who has been entering tournaments throughout Bar Hill and Cambridge.

Skaters and BMX riders competed at a skate park in Stukeley Meadows.

Skaters and BMX riders competed at a skate park in Stukeley Meadows. - Credit: Archant


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Despite having a bad fall on his bike the 24-year-old came back to score the most points in his category to take home the overall winners trophy.

“Others entered in the skateboarding, inline skating and scooter categories which was watched on by crowds of fans and family,” added Ady. Competition goers were also given the chance to take a look at a range of classic cars that attended the event.

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When it started out seven years ago the Park Life competition attracted dozens of children but now it is attracting star names from the local BMX scene.

More than 150 entrants aged from seven upwards took to the halfpipe, ramps and bowl to show off their skills at Stukeley Meadows Skatepark on Sunday. Co-organiser Ady Bright said: “The event was competitive with people of all age ranges entering.”

Skaters and BMX riders competed at a skate park in Stukeley Meadows.

Skaters and BMX riders competed at a skate park in Stukeley Meadows. - Credit: Archant

Primarily organised to get youngsters off technology and taking up a sport instead, Park Life is now a springboard for youngsters to go on to other local competitions. One of those is this year’s BMX champion in the over 16 category, Kirk Banks, who has been entering tournaments throughout Bar Hill and Cambridge.

Despite having a bad fall on his bike the 24-year-old came back to score the most points in his category to take home the overall winners trophy.

“Others entered in the skateboarding, inline skating and scooter categories which was watched on by crowds of fans and family,” added Ady. Competition goers were also given the chance to take a look at a range of classic cars that attended the event.

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