Platts’ success is in the balance

Platt brothers. wk 16.
Platt brothers. wk 16.

Brothers Harley Platt, four, and Fletcher Platt, two, from Lidlington, are in training for the biggest ride of their lives at the first qualifying event of the toddler Strider British Balance Bike Championships in Merton, South London, early next month.

They will be joining hundreds of other young riders vying for the sought-after qualifying spots for the British championship finals later in the year at the home of British Cycling.

The overall championship winner will then win the chance to represent Great Britain in the Strider World Championships in Florida.

Father Tim said: “They have both has always loved getting on their balance bike and zooming around the park.

“The Strider balance bike racing event have given them the chance to not only ride over a BMX track but race against other children in their age groups for the chance to be crowned the best in Britain.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for the boys, as they are bike mad!”

The 2013 Strider British Balance Bike Championships will have five major qualifying events that will kick-off in London on May 5, followed by events at Gosport, June 16, Gravesend, July 21, Birmingham, August 21, and Manchester, September 22.

Harley simply added: “Let’s get racing!”