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VIDEO: Local urban sports enthusiasts enjoy chance to compete in Lincoln

By AlexColman  |  Posted: September 25, 2012

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Urban sports enthusiasts in Lincoln got the chance to compete against one another as Skatejam returned to the city on September 22.

Young skateboarders, bikers and scooterists all gathered at the Backies skate park behind the Moorland Community Centre.

The event is run by the City of Lincoln Council’s Neighbourhood Team in partnership with Two Seasons, a store on Lincoln's High Street.

It was first held in 2011 to allow local young people to showcase their talents and enjoy some friendly competition.

Community Sports Worker, Paul Archer said: "There has been a real buzz about the competition across the whole of Moorland.

"It means so much to the kids and they are proud to have it on their doorstep because a lot of the kids here today were even involved in painting the park a few weeks ago and they really take ownership of it."

James Adams, 21, lives close to the park and uses it on a regular basis, he said: "Since I started coming along to the park it's been good fun and I've met loads of people, there are easily 40 or 50 kids on here everyday.

"Past experiences of kids, there's been a lot of vandalism and criminal activity but because everyone has something to do now all the kids are here and it is a good vibe."

The competitions included ‘beginner’ and ‘experienced’ categories for BMX riders, skateboarding and scooters.

No one over the age of 13 could enter the beginner category however anyone was eligible for the experienced category.


Results

Under 13s Scooter: Bradley Haywood 1st Place, Liam Barker 2nd Place.

Over 13s Scooter: Adam Watson 1st Place, Rhys Osbourne 2nd Place.

Under 13s Skateboard: Josh Ryder 1st Place, Brandon Wright 2nd Place.

Over 13s Skateboard: Adam Shep 1st Place, Josh Yorkshire 2nd Place.

Under 13s BMX: Scott Bullen 1st Place, Kieran Cook 2nd Place.

Over 13s BMX: Brendan Chambers 1st Place, Ben Le Maitre 2nd Place.


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