BMX star Toby celebrates in the rain

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The last round of the East Winter Series was moved at the last moment from Ipswich to Braintree due to a problem that MK BMX Club are all too familiar with – flooding. However, it turned out to be a memorable day for one city youngster.

Like the city club have many times in the past, Ipswich found their track in an unusable state due to heavy rain, so called upon their closest neighbours Braintree Bullets to stage the event there.

With the venue change agreed, 12 riders travelled to Essex from MK BMX Club for an exciting day’s racing that finished just before the heavens opened once again.

And Toby Lachlan continued his spectacular form, showing his usual style and determination to take a superb 3rd place finish on the day, which was just enough to take the overall series win in the 10-11 year-old boys group by 0.9 of a point.

After missing the last two rounds, Nick Hill returned in the masters category and in his usual style blew the rest of the class away, taking the win on the day and really setting out his stall for the summer series.

In the female eight and under class, Frankie Leahey showed some great skill and determination to grab a 3rd place podium finish.

With the East Winter Series coming to a close, the MK BMX calendar now starts to get busy and serious, with the first National round set to take place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester this weekend, followed by round one of the East Anglia regionals in April.