SPEED SKATING: Wisbech Speed Skaters youngster Arthur Buckler is a record breaker

Arthur Buckler. Photo: Jo Tidman

Arthur Buckler. Photo: Jo Tidman - Credit: Archant

It’s been some season for Wisbech Speed Skaters talent Arthur Buckler – and he has received more good news this week.

As well as being confirmed as British champion by the Federation of Inline Speed Skating (FISS), the eight-year-old is now a British record holder after smashing the mini/pupil/scholar boys road record for the 3km race by a whopping 16 seconds at the Marathon Championships.

Arthur’s excellent achievement follows a season of success that saw him with the British indoor and outdoor championships and the 50th anniversary Flanders Grand Prix in Belgium.

His dad, Matt, said: “Arthur is looking forward to hopefully breaking more records next year!”

The team have now finished their 2017 race season and are concentrating on training indoors ready for the new season next year.

If you want to watch the team in action, visit Skaters roller rink in Walpole Highway on Saturdays from 5pm. New skaters are always welcome.