A BMX-ing prodigy is set to represent Great Britain after being selected to compete in the BMX World Championships.

Erin Jay Jackson, who is only 10-years-old, will be part of Team GB, as they hope to ride to glory in the competition in Zolder, Belgium, in July.

The school-girl from Ramsbottom, who is part of Pendle Panthers BMX club, has, unbelievably, only been racing for four years.

Training at the Steven Burke Sports hub in Nelson, Erin has worked her way up from a novice BMX-er at Cycle Sport Pendle to expert BMX-er, and as such has been consistently racing at the club, at regional and national level.

Everyone at Cycle Sport Pendle is excited about having their first BMX-er to represent the club and country at the championships, and BMX coach, Manawar Bashah said: "Pendle Panthers BMX club train on a Saturday morning on the Steven Burke Sports hub's BMX track.

"And me and fellow coach, Andy Mcghie, are so proud of what Erin has achieved.

"Not many 10 year-olds get to represent their country, in any sport, and even though Erin realises she will be one of the younger riders in her age group, as she'll still only be 10, she is going to try hard."

Erin said: "Qualifying means an awful lot to me because I thought I hadn't qualified.

"I'm really excited but nervous too. It's such a massive competition.

"I hope to do well but I also know I'm up against the best in the world."