Team Onza supports DARE charity

Bike Trials team Onza has lent its support to national drugs charity DARE (UK). Based in Nottingham, the team will work with DARE Sport, a branch of the drug awareness charity that uses sport to teach young people focus and motivation and to encourage strength and self-esteem.

The likes of Trials Junior World Champion Ben Slinger and National Champion Danny Butler will work alongside the programme in schools and community skate parks to promote drugs awareness and a healthy lifestyle to young people across the country. "Trials have done a great deal to get young people back on their bikes and enjoying cycling again," said Onza manager Chris Poyzer. "It’s made it cool and kids want to get involved. Working with DARE Sport is great for us because we’re all about promoting a healthy lifestyle and showing young people there is an alternative to drinking and smoking on a street corner."

DARE works in schools across the country alongside the police through a policy of prevention not intervention. "We are really excited to be working with the Onza team as I’m sure their skills and success will enthuse the young people we work with and show them another way of living a healthy and active life," commented Chief Executive Paul Smedley. "DARE is committed to the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and getting young people interested in alternative sports and activities such as trials is a great way of motivating them to stay active."

Trials riding has shot to popularity over the last few years with young people across the country taking to their bikes to jump off walls, over park benches and through any possible urban obstacle.

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