Connor got tips from the top on a specialist training weekend with professional racing cyclist and downhill coach Dan Atherton in Wales.

Connor is a member of Pendle Panthers BMX Club who train in Barrowford.

"It was inspirational," said Year 11 Connor. "Dan is very skilled and I learnt such a lot.

“I have been taking part in BMX riding since I was about nine and had to apply for the downhill training. It taught us about how to ride on different terrain.”