CYCLISTS from as far as France, Canada and America, gathered in a Portsmouth skatepark for a BMX contest.
The King of Concrete competition returned to Southsea Skatepark in Clarence Esplanade this weekend, after seven years.
Scores of riders battled it out in either the amateur or professional category, to be prince or king respectively.
Among the riders was 12-year-old Troy Heyward, of Waterlooville.
He said: ‘I wanted to do something challenging, which is why I started BMX riding.
‘It is scary, but also exciting and the adrenaline keeps you going.’
Riders had two, two-minute slots to perform as many tricks as they could, over six courses.
A team of four judges crowned the winners yesterday.