BMX racing - Rockets flourish in Formula 5

PUBLISHED: 12:43 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 17:11 11 May 2010

MEMBERS of the Royston Rockets BMX Racing Club travelled to the new track In Norwich for the fourth round of the East Anglian Winter Series last Sunday. For the first time in this winter's series the track was not frozen or flooded but the sun refused to

MEMBERS of the Royston Rockets BMX Racing Club travelled to the new track In Norwich for the fourth round of the East Anglian Winter Series last Sunday. For the first time in this winter's series the track was not frozen or flooded but the sun refused to come out so the temperature was only just above zero but the 80+ riders that took part enjoyed some very competitive racing on the new track which is now one of the longest in the country. Royston had three riders in the Formula 5 class with Bradan Blanche taking the win ahead of his cousin Daniel Blanche, who finished in second and Aaron Dalleywater who finished in fourth. In Formula 4 for eight-10 year olds, the Rockets riders had varying success with Kyle Gutteridge in fifth in the A final whilst the youngest rider in the class, Ethan Lewis, took fourth in the B final just behind team-mate Aston Blanche who finished second. Another two Rockets were competing up a class into Formula 3 (11-13 years) with James Handleigh taking fourth with Louis Burton in fifth although both had to follow Ben Gutteridge home as he took a fine third in the A final. All three Royston riders in the large Formula 2 class had a good day with Wayne Gutteridge taking top place in the B final with Anthony Taylor, another Rocket who had qualified to ride up a class took third while Royston's only female rider on the day, Katie Roberts took an excellent fifth in the class A final. The last class on the track was Formula 1 which includes a number of the countries top elite riders and Royston's Richard Townsend took fourth, just headed home by Jonathan Roberts who grabbed third on the line in the A final.

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