Royston Rockets compete at Norwich and Milton Keynes over Easter weekend
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The East Anglia Regional Winter Series concluded on March 29 at Norwich BMX Club – the event having been rescheduled following snow in February. The day started dry but rain was never far away and short, sharp showers kept the rider numbers down.
Racing started with the boys’ 7 and under category where Royston’s two riders were trying to qualify through the motos to the knock-out stages and both Riley Nicholls and Dominic Hines qualified for the main A final where they finished in fifth and seventh respectively.
In the male 8-9 yr class, Oliver Dwyer also took seventh in the A final, in the 10-11 year class Harry Evans took first in the class B final and the 12-13yr class saw Louis Foreman claim another seventh place in the class “A” final. In the 14-16yr class James King led all his races for maximum points.
In the girls’ 14+ category Alyx Foreman took the win to claim first overall in the series standings and in the combined 17+ and Masters (30+) class, Darren Foreman took second in the main final.
Easter Sunday at Milton Keynes BMX Club saw the first round of the Regional Summer series which this year was combined with the annual Spring Classic Trophy event. Two hundred riders registered for the event including riders from across the country trying to get more national ranking points to qualify to ride at July’s World Championships in Zolde, Belgium.
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The weather was dry and improved throughout the day so that the finals, which were started by the Mayor of Milton Keynes, were held in warm sunshine.
The Rockets had Shae Smith taking part in his first main regional event riding in the 7yr class where he took fourth in the B final and in the 9yr class Oliver Dwyer also qualified for the class B final where he finished in seventh. Joshua Abbott in the 10’s took second in the A final and in the Male 11 class Joshua Izzard took third in the A final just ahead of team-mate Harry Evans who took fourth. The two Rockets in the Male 13 class also both made the main final with Bradley Marvel, on a borrowed bike following the theft of his own bike from the family car earlier in the week, took third and Louis Foreman took eighth. James King and Daniel Blanche had a day long battle in the Male 15’s with King just edging it with second overall and Blanche in third.
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Royston’s only female rider on the day was Alyx Foreman who took first in the 15-16 category whilst her Dad took fourth in the veteran class. The last two Rockets on track were in the Cruiser classes where Jason Heard took first ahead of Sam King in fourth in the 40-44yr class.
The club’s Tuesday evening sessions have now started. For more information about the club racing and BMX racing in the region go to www.roystonrockets.co.uk and the BMX East Regional site at www.bmxeast.com