The organising team at the Brighton and Hove Triathlon has announced a partnership with children’s bike specialist Frog Bikes. ‘Combining a love of the outdoors and inspiring children to get active’, the collaboration will see the age limit extended at this year’s triathlon weekend, on 16-17 September, to provide competition for kids as young as three years old.
3-8 year olds can take part in the Frog Bikes Mini’s Race, a fun scoot, bike & run competition to ease them into the sport. 8-14 year olds can compete in the Frog Bikes Junior Triathlon, an open-water race consisting of a short sea swim, safe closed-road cycle and finally a run along the promenade.
The new kids races are seen as a way to give children a taster of triathlon in a safe environment. For those not wishing to race there will be a demo area with a full range of Frog Bikes available to try as well as other family orientated fun.
Frog Bikes Mini’s Race – distances (scoot/bike/run):
3yrs – 200m/200m/200m
4-8yrs – 400m/400m/400m
Frog Bikes Junior Triathlon – distances (swim/bike/run):
8yrs – 50m/1.5km/500m
9-10yrs – 100m/ 5km/ 1.5km
11-12yrs – 100m/ 5km/ 1.5km
13-14 yrs – 200m/ 5km/ 2.5km
John Lunt, Brighton and Hove Triathlon Event Director, said “We’re very excited to join forces with Frog Bikes to encourage and inspire the youngest generations to get outdoors and be active.”
Jerry Lawson, Frog Bikes’ Chief Frog added “Whether it’s racing or just having fun, nothing makes us happier than seeing kids being active and enjoying themselves on bikes. We’re proud to partner with Brighton and Hove Triathlon, for what will be a great weekend of fun for all the family.”
Running alongside The MoveGB Sport and Fitness Show, the weekend will aim to provide activities for the entire family… ‘With sporty exhibitors, fitness classes, a yoga tent and activity for all to #HaveAGo, supporters and triathletes alike will be spoilt for choice!’