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Four-year-old biking tot from Darwen to compete in British Championships
9:50am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Darwen
YOUNGSTER Eli Smith is on a roll that could take him to the Balance Bike World Championships in Florida.
The four-year-old from Darwen will compete in the British championships at Perry Park BMX track in Birmingham today. He will compete against other youngsters aged 18 months to five-years-old for the title of British champion.
Balance bikes are small bikes for children with no pedals or brakes.
Eli lives with dad and mum Ant Smith and Samantha Liddle and two-week-old brother Isaac, in Stanley Drive. He starts at St Barnabas Primary School next month.
He said: “I love riding my bike especially when I go really fast.”
Dad Ant said: “Eli loves his bike and can’t wait to get to the track and race.
“You never know, he may just be a British champion this time next year.”
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