Young Kintbury racing champion donates £100 to his school
Max Perry, a pupil at Kintbury Primary School, was crowned British Grass Track Champion last year after winning 13 of his 14 races, and has since been named as South, East and North Champion and club man of the year at the Fenland Grass Track club, beating all other youth and adults riders.
He presented the cheque to headteacher Melanie Higgs alongside the mayor of Newbury, Jo Day, on Friday.
He also hosted a question and answer session with his classmates on grass track racing and the training and commitment required, and proudly showed off his racing bike and trophies.
The Auto Cycle Union gives champions £100 to donate to a cause of their choice to promote young riders involved in the sport.
School headteacher Melanie Higgs said: “To be a British champion at seven-years-old is a very special achievement.
“We look forward to hearing more about Max’s future successes and would encourage any of our pupils to share their extra-curricular activities and successes with us.
“Finding out more about the different sports and activities available in our area can help children to try out things that they might not otherwise consider.”
Max’s father, Robert Perry, said: “Max decided to donate this money to his school as they have always been very supportive and interested in his racing.
“I am so proud of Max. He puts so much effort and time into his racing and always remains very level headed about it all.
“The 2015 race season starts again at the end of March and i look forward to seeing what Max can achieve this time.”