ASPIRING young BMXers can try their hand at the sport by taking free lessons in Glasgow. 

The BMX World Cup is being held at the state of the art Glasgow BMX Centre from May 28 to 29, and Glasgow Life wants to encourage the next generation to develop their skills. 

The two-hour sessions over two consecutive weeks are running from June 2 to September 8, with 200 spots up for grabs for youngsters who will get to use the tracks at the centre.

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Councillor Annette Christie, the new Chair of Glasgow Life, visited the centre today ahead of the weekend's World Cup. 

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She said: “Glasgow is delighted to be playing host to the UCI BMX Racing World Cup this weekend.

"It will be a fabulous spectacle and fantastic to see the world’s best riders, including the magnificent GB team, show youngsters just what is possible with training and hard work here at the Glasgow BMX Centre.

“It will be a great taste of what is to come at the UCI Cycling World Championships next year and I am particularly delighted that Glasgow Life is providing funding for even more local youngsters to develop key skills and obtain their accreditation to use the track at this brilliant facility.

“Glasgow is well known for hosting major international events, but equally important is ensuring that there is the opportunity for our communities to engage with these sports and get active, thanks to accessible local facilities like this one.”

Anyone aged 8 to 15 can join the BMX sessions and can do so by signing up here

Tickets for the BMX World Cup can be purchased here