Competitors as young as three did their best to impress the judges with extreme sports skills as the Urban Rider Games returned.

Hundreds of skateboarders, BMXers and scooter riders packed the ATB Shop to watch a day of top competition which began with enthusiastic attempts by young amateurs and ended with amazing displays by older professionals. Judges including long-board world champion Matt Brind decided which entrant in each head-to-head round should go through to the finals and picked the winners.

Jack Hammond, 10, from Greenmeadow took part while his mum Holly looked on. He said: “I went out in the first round but I had a lot of fun. I’d like to do this professionally but I need to keep practicing - I’m working on a tail-whip. I like scooter riding because I enjoy making friends and learning tricks.”

Holly said: “Jack’s been doing this on and off since 2015. We just came here one day and he got the bug. This is always a really good event, the shop owners put their heats and souls into organising it. Everyone’s really friendly here, there’s a great atmosphere and none of the kids cause trouble and you don’t have to worry about them.”

Georgina and Marcus Cherry cheered as their nine-year-old son Ben took his turn in front of the crowd. Georgina said: “He’s always enjoyed outdoor sport and ever since we bought him a scooter, he hasn’t looked back, he loves coming here every weekend.”

Marcus said: “It’s a safe environment and he has his own independence here, which is great.”

Organiser Diana Kirk said: “Our aim is to raise awareness of the importance of places like the Oasis skate park open for future generations to enjoy.”