High flying wheels from world record holder bike ace

Awe inspiring: Primary school children watch Andrei Burton as he flies on his bike. Photo: SG280111-228TW
Awe inspiring: Primary school children watch Andrei Burton as he flies on his bike. Photo: SG280111-228TW
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BIKE ace Andrei Burton enthralled scores of pupils from ten primary schools in a day-long display at Spalding High School on Friday.

The renowned mountain bike trials rider, ranked in the world top five, pedalled along a specially constructed rig of seemingly impossible obstacles - flying through the air and demonstrating awe-inspiring feats of balance.

The demonstration day was offered to schools as a result of Lincolnshire South East School Sport Partnership winning a nationally recognised award for its work on the Bikeability scheme.

Assistant sport development officer Kieron McNab said: “It was a fantastic day which I am sure will live in the memory of everyone who attended.

“Hopefully the children who attended the demonstrations will feel inspired to get out on their bikes and enjoy cycling.”

Andrei is the reigning British champion, holds two world records and has ridden in shows and competitions around the world over the last ten years.

He gave several 30-minute riding demonstrations during his day at the high school and talked to children about safer cycling.