Harrow Council has teamed up with BMX stunt riders to help more young people get into cycling.

As part of an initiative for National Bike Week, Yinka and Matti Hemmings have been visiting primary schools in the borough to show children how cycling can be fun.

They have also been focusing on the importance of safety when riding a bike and how it can be a great way to keep fit.

Cllr Varsha Parmar, responsible for the environment at Harrow Council, said she hopes to see as many young people in Harrow think about getting on two wheels.

She said: “Twenty years ago, everyone knew how to ride a bike. Now many children don’t get the same opportunity to learn and we want to encourage them to get down to their local park to do so.

“Watching Yinka and Matti perform their stunts is simply amazing and we’re sure the children all go home inspired by what you can do on a bike.

“They learn how to be responsible and safe too, which is equally important in this day and age of busy roads.”

The initiative, which was introduced by the council and The Bicycle Society, has grown in popularity over the years.

As a result, National Bike Week has been extended to a fortnight of bike-themed activities in Harrow.