City BMX stars show the region’s best how it’s done

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MILTON Keynes BMX Club sent 35 members to compete against riders from other top clubs in the region at round two of the East Anglia Winter Series in Peterborough on Sunday.

With a total of 150 racers competing on the day, the weather was kind for those taking part and those watching on, making for an exciting day’s action.

There was a large turnout in the seven and under age category, but MK’s Adam Barrass managed to make the main ‘A’ final, despite missing one of his qualifying races – proving the high standard he displayed all day, A finish of 6th puts him in 4th place in the overall series standings.

In the 10-11 years age category, MK star Jack Leahy, riding in both the 20in and 24in classes, was once again on top form.

Riding up an age group in the 20in class, Jack achieved an excellent 2nd place and a very impressive 1st on his 24in cruiser – not a bad day for the youngster who was recently included in England’s gymnastic tumbling team.

Closely following Jack was Toby Lachlan who rode well to achieve a strong 6th place finish.

Nick Hill turned out a very respectable 3rd place on the day, which keeps him top of the table in the masters category and favourite to take away the NO.1 plate at the end of the series.

In the 17 and over Cruiser class, the city club dominated the turnout with nine riders in a field of 15, and five of them reached the ‘A’ final.

Spencer Cremin and Richard Ayles powered their way into 2nd and 3rd respectively, leaving the chasing pack behind.

But going into the last straight, Dan Bates was running 4th but got it all wrong and found himself going over his handlebars – causing the remaining two MK riders to fall.

After the racing was done there was a presentation made to Annette Beeton from Cancer Research UK, with £361 raised at the East Regional Charity Chairperson Race – won by MK – which was held during the EA Championships in Royston.

The third round of the East Anglia Winter Series is in Braintree on December 16.