BMX - Rockets do well

PUBLISHED: 16:26 31 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:52 12 May 2010

ROYSTON Rockets BMX Racing Club made the first trip of the winter season on Sunday (October 29) to compete in the first round of the East Anglian Winter Series in Peterborough. The weather was warm and sunny and the wind dropped to give the riders a good

ROYSTON Rockets BMX Racing Club made the first trip of the winter season on Sunday (October 29) to compete in the first round of the East Anglian Winter Series in Peterborough.

The weather was warm and sunny and the wind dropped to give the riders a good track to race on which made a pleasant change from some of the summer series rounds.

Almost 90 riders from around the region took part and the format of the day's event made for some very competitive racing with all riders having at least five chances of showing of their racing skills.

The youngest class are nominally seven years and under and are known as Formula 5 and all of Royston's four riders in the class made the main final with Ethan Vernon finished second just ahead of Daniel Blanche in third and Oliver Snelling in fourth, with Ted Dalleywater finishing seventh.

In Formula 4 for eight-10 year olds, the Rockets riders had more A final success with Ethan Lewis coming seventh and Aaron Dalleywater eighth, while in the B final Zak Foreman finished sixth.

All three Rockets made the A final of Formula 3 (11-13 years) with James Handleigh taking the win and Louis Burton finishing fourth and Ben Gutteridge coming sixth.

The two Royston riders in the Formula 2 class had variable success with Wayne Gutteridge making the A final to finish in a fine fifth place while Anthony Taylor qualified for the B final where he came home sixth.

The last class on the track was Formula 1, which had 29 riders taking part with a range of skill and age, including European champions and dads out for a bit of exercise!

Two Rockets made the A final with Richard Townsend taking third with Jonathan Roberts in sixth.

In the B final James Dalleywater came third and Danny Bateman finished eighth, while in the C final Darren Foreman finished third with team-mates Paul Bateman and Andy Murley taking seventh and eighth respectively.


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