Joel Clarke becomes a dad

Joel Clarke is starting his own flatland crew (photo: Facebook)

Perth (and former Melbourne) rider Joel Clarke has become a dad for the first time.

In a message sent through through to Flatland Australia, Joel says:

“My wife Claire and I are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of our son, Thomas. He came into the world a little earlier than expected and was born Tuesday 11th September 2012.

Both mum and bubs are doing well, we are both unbelievably happy!

Cheers flatlandaustralia!

Joel C”

Joel riding in Perth just before the arrival of his first child (photo: BMXflatlandaustralia)