TOP exponents of skateboarding, BMX bike riding and break-dancing were on Teesside yesterday to pass on tips to local youngsters.

Skateboard enthusiasts were shown how to improve their flips and glides at R-kade skatepark, in Redcar, the setting for the North-East leg of the Sprite Urban Sessions 2005 tour.

Sprite Urban Sessions is a national tour of UK skate parks, featuring the cream of UK talent in skateboarding, BMX, Turntable and B-Boy breakdancing.

Sessions promoter Phil Young said: "Urban culture is huge in this country and the Sprite Urban Sessions provide a fantastic opportunity for the public to witness, interact and learn from the nation's hottest urban talent for free. These guys really are something to behold live."