Rockets' new riders look the part

PUBLISHED: 11:24 27 October 2009 | UPDATED: 16:10 11 May 2010

THE first round of the East Anglia BMX Region Winter Series took place last Sunday at the Braintree BMX Club track. The event attracted almost 140 riders from across the region and apart from one short sharp shower the weather was dry and sunny which gave

THE first round of the East Anglia BMX Region Winter Series took place last Sunday at the Braintree BMX Club track.

The event attracted almost 140 riders from across the region and apart from one short sharp shower the weather was dry and sunny which gave good conditions for the riders on a track that was rebuilt earlier in the year to full national standard.

This winter series runs different classes to the summer series with novice and expert riders of all abilities competing together to gain points to their series rankings.

Royston's only female rider on the day, Ella Tomsett, started a good run of results for her club as she took fifth in the 10-and-under Girls' class while in the eight-to-10 male class Myles Fisher made the main A final where he finished in eighth.

James King took the win in the B final and Royston's two new riders in the class, Benjamin Mansfield and Nate Ridgewell, took second and fifth in the C final.

The Rockets took a podium position in the 11-13 year category where Ethan Vernon took second place overall and in the 14-16 year class Andrew Brooker took sixth in the A final whilst Max Jenkins and Joel Smith took fourth and fifth respectively in the class B final.

The final rider for the Rockets competing in the 30-plus Masters category was Darren Foreman who took a fine win to round off a good day for the club's members, many of whom are relatively new to this level of competition.

Round two of the Regional Series takes place on November 15 at Peterborough and the Rockets' own winter series programme at the club's track in Burns Road, Royston, continues on November 29.

Full details will be published soon on the club web site at www.roystonrockets.co.uk

Alternatively ring (01763) 260959 for more information.

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