MK BMX club riding high in regional series

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Twenty-five MK BMX riders travelled over 100 miles to compete in the second round of the East Anglia Series in Norwich at the weekend.

With the sun shining brightly, the stage was set for a superb day’s racing, which turned out to be a huge point-scoring day for the MK club.

Out of their 25 riders who went to Sloughbottom Park, 11 made it onto the podium.

MK’s newest and youngest rider, Alfie Thompson, just 4, showed his determination to win his first of many medals competing in the novice’s six years and under category.

Jack and Frankie Leahey went unbeaten all day – both walking away with maximum points from their Male 10s and Girls six and under age groups.

Not to be outdone by them, Luke and Jesscia Mendes had success in their Male 11s and Girls 13/14s groups, smashing the opposition with straight wins and runner-up positions.

MK again dominated in the Male 13s, narrowly missing out on the victory as Liam Cremin and Joe Kitchen pushed James King from Royston hard all day to take 2nd and 3rd spots.

Tim Phelps choose to make his return at the track which left him in hospital and out of action for four months with a broken wrist and collarbone.

He showed he is still in the top class of the veteran riders by taking a 3rd place finish.

In the 24in Cruiser classes, MK riders Richard Ayles and Lennie Warner battled it out with Darren Putland and Rob Carey from Peterborough in the 30/39 years category, but had to settle for 3rd and 4th.

In the 40/45 Cruiser class, MK played their trump card by convincing dark horse Jo Mendes to race with Spencer Cremin – the pair unstoppable as they took the top two spots.

And Sarah Fuller showed she was back to her best after her broken collarbone injury with 2nd place in the 30 plus female Cruiser class. She also picked up the Rider of the Day award for her efforts.

This Friday, May 11, sees the club’s riders at home in the opening round of the MK BMX Racing summer club series.

The event is open to all riders young and old, so if you fancy having a go at racing go along and join in the action. See www.mkbmx.com for more details.