SIBLING BMX riders are one step closer to competing in a world championship after receiving a bursary from a rotary club. 

Brother and sister Eli, 11, and Ella Lamb, 8, are the latest winners of the Wimborne Rotary-funded John Thornton Young Achiever of the Year award. 

The award comes with a £500 bursary and makes their dream of competing at this year’s world championship more achievable. 

Currently training and racing with Bournemouth BMX Club, they race all over southern England and, thanks to some impressive results in championships, both qualified to compete at the World Championships in Glasgow this August. 

In 2022 Eli finished third nationally and sixth in the British Championships and Ella went on to repeat her successes of 2021 by winning all her national races and becoming the British champion again in her age group. 

Ron Franks, Wimborne Rotary President, said, “We usually make an individual award but the way these youngsters have both progressed in their sport makes their achievements inseparable. We wish them success in the World Championships. 

“I am also pleased to announce that we are extending our partnership with the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation to sustain this Young Achiever Award process for a further three years.”