03 March 2010>
Local young people had plenty to do to fill their recent half term break, when a popular youth facility became home to BMX enthusiasts for the day.
Sport Caerphilly teamed up with Community Focused Schools (CFS) to turn The Hangar Youth and Community Centre in Aberbargoed into a fantastic BMX park, for local young people to come along and enjoy.
More than 40 BMX enthusiasts from Lewis School, Pengam and Rhymney Comprehensive attended the free sessions.
Even those without bikes, skates or skateboards could take part in the day, as they were able to borrow them from 'Team Extreme', who set up the ramps and came along on the day to set up ramps and offer encouragement and advice on perfecting techniques.
Cllr Phil Bevan, cabinet member for education and leisure said, "I am pleased that the young people enjoyed the BMX activity recently, which gave them an excellent opportunity to use their spare time in a positive way.
At the same time, the activity also helped to promote the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, and I am full of praise for schemes such as this."
The finale for the adrenaline-fuelled day came when the team of tutors demonstrated their impressive skills on roller blades and BMX bikes.
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