Daring schoolkids from across West Dunbartonshire geared up like pros recently as they hit the BMX track for an exciting taster session.

Twenty-five primary six and seven pupils from Dumbarton, the Vale and Clydebank happily donned helmets, gloves, shoulder and knee pads as they turned up to come and have a go at the Drumry track.

The event was run by Active Schools West Dunbartonshire in partnership with Western Titans BMX Club and bike shop and social enterprise Social Track and included 90 minutes of coaching from the BMX coach from Western Titans.

Western Titans and Socialtrack supplied all safety equipment and bikes on the day so all participants had an opportunity to ride a race BMX on a race track.

Craig Thompson, Active Schools co-ordinator for the area, said: “This was one of three events that Socialtrack will be delivering on behalf of Scottish Cycling in the west of Scotland.

“The participants progressed throughout the morning learning how to control their bike and to ride the track safely and quickly.

“At the end of the morning there were a series of races for all participants to experience a race environment on the track.

“Active Schools and Western Titans are looking at running a further two events, one at Easter and one at the start of the summer to tie in with the BMX season.”

For those keen to participate in these sessions, keep an eye the on West Dunbartonshire Leisure Facebook page.

Anyone keen to join the club should visit titans-bmx.co.uk or check out the club’s Facebook page for more information.