BMX pro Kriss sponsored by Red Bull

STRANRAER BMX rider Kriss Kyle has been sponsored as a pro rider for Red Bull.

Having worked his way up through the ranks, Kriss, 20, is making waves with the elite in the BMX world and was flown out in January by Red Bull to LA, Phoenix, San Diego and Woodward.

When riding on the street in Phoenix, a group of kids ran up and asked if he was really Kriss Kyle and wanted autographs, which his mum Veronica said made his week.

After a month in the States, Kriss returned to Glasgow and was promptly invited to ride in the Red Bull Metro Pipe comp in Madrid, in which he came third - winning 1000 euros and a trophy.

Red Bull even made him a cake to celebrate his birthday the same day.

Kriss said: “It was one of the best days of my life and I can`t believe all this stuff is happening to me.”

From Madrid Kriss flew to Estonia where ther were over 100 top pro riders in the world competing. Liverpool, France and London are all on the cards in the coming weeks for Kriss.