Young Adam stars in BMX mudfest

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Sunday saw the fifth round of the East Anglian Winter Series held at Royston, with Milton Keynes BMX Club taking 13 riders to compete in the bitterly cold conditions.

The track started off in a frozen, fast state, but as the action progressed it soon became a mudfest, making the racing interesting to say the least!

However, despite the mud there was no stopping Adam Barrass in the seven and under age group. He was just unstoppable and took the win over a strong turnout of 16 riders in what turned out to be a final to remember.

Mud nearly knee deep stopped many of the little ones in their tracks, but Adam fired his way to the front from the start and fought his way through the conditions for a spectacular victory.

In the 10/11 year-olds, another MK rider showed buckets of skill and stamina. Toby Lachlan fired a warning shot to his rivals, finishing in 1st place overall and increasing the pressure on the series leaders to set up an exciting decider at the final round in Ipswich on March 17.

In the cruiser class, veteran rider and MK club chairman and coach, Marc Devereux, relished the conditions, although securing wins in three of his four qualifying races, the final proved too much for his 40 year-old legs and he had to settle for a hard fought 3rd place. However, on the point count back he took 2nd overall on the day.