BMX workshop for children in Portishead next week

Matti Hemmings. Picture: Fusion Extreme

Matti Hemmings. Picture: Fusion Extreme - Credit: Archant

A world-record-holder and champion BMX rider will host an academy for children in Portishead next week.

BMX star Matti Hemmings will run a workshop for children aged eight to 11 on Tuesday from 9am-3pm at Gordano Sports Centre, in St Marys Road.

Matti, a UK champion and holder of three Guinness World Records, said he hopes 'to inspire the next generation of BMX riders' - with years of experience as one of the nation's very best flatland biking stars.

He said: "As I live in North Somerset I want to start here and hope that this fun and healthy day for children motivates and excites.

"Flatland BMX will be a new sport in the Olympics from 2024, so what better way to start training those who might be our future Olympians."

Tickets for the workshop, priced £25, include access to bikes and helmets and are available by emailing

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