jumpclub returned to Hersden on 24/05/15
It felt more like Round 3 with Tyson on Sunday. Plenty of crashes and an A&E trip for someone who should practise what he teaches.
The Bexhill Observer press release is copied below, which gives a quick overview of results. But it doesn’t quite reflect:
1. The team commardary in our pit area
2. The level of wine consumption in our pit area
3. The improvements which our riders are making, every time they race.
It’s not easy being a beginner rookie at any age. I’m impressed with the dedication of our riders week in, week out. Hopefully they recognise the progress being made.
Whilst the scientists are working on the correct ratio of Haribo to pasta intake, we will keep focusing on getting radder whilst avoiding A&E.
9 local BMX racers travelled to Hersden race track, near Canterbury, on Sunday 24th May to compete in the third race of the Kent series.
The squad included 3 riders in the 6-7 year class. Zachary Tier and Ted Latham-Martin both qualified for the B final, Ted taking a well deserved 4th whilst Zachary took the win after crashing twice in the tough qualifiers. Ike Duly qualified for the A final and took home an aggressive 5th place in the largest class of the day.
Max Winchester battled hard all day, overcoming a crash to qualify for the B Final, finishing a strong 2nd.
The pace went up a notch for the fast 14-16 age group. Bexhill based riders dominated the class. James Potts remained unbeaten all day, dominating the pack with consistency. Douglas Lockyer also made the podium with third place. Richard Penner and Sam battled all day taking very respectable 4th and 5th places in just their 2nd time racing.
Keith Duly won his first qualifier in the cruiser class, before breaking his wrist whilst leading his second race.
Keith Duly, who also heads up the local coaching sessions, said “this was another big notch for our small Bexhill race club. It’s been a tough day for them and a big learning curve, we’ve seen lots of progress today. I’m so proud to be involved with such a great bunch of riders and parents’.