Report: Heywood Go-Ride Racing Round 3

Report: Heywood Go-Ride Racing Round 3


On Saturday 20th April Roch Valley Raiders held the 3rd round of their Go-Ride Racing BMX series at Heywood BMX track. BMX racing is an action packed cycling discipline which tests a rider's skills to the limit. Races take place over a short course and run with up to 8 riders of a similar age/ability at a time. The BMX track consists of jumps, bumps and banked corners (berms). Each rider competes in 3 races (motos).

The event attracted 33 rider’s aged between 5 and 16, some riders already members from Roch Valley Raiders BMX club, some from other North West BMX clubs and others who just wanted to have a go on the day. The race was the 3rd of 6 events that will be held at the track, with riders competing for end of season trophies.

BMX Coach Craig Mills said ”It was a really good day, the sun was shining and the level of racing was amazing, you can see the improvement of all the riders after only 3 events.”

The race series has been a great success, Club Secretary Yvonne Mills said "The members love the chance to step up and enjoy the younger ones racing and the kids love that at each event we have managed to give them a medal and certificate and are now aiming for end of season trophies when we plan to hold a presentation evening for them so they can invite family and friends".

For full results click here.

The race was sponsored by Core Industrial Solution, a local company who offer turnkey solutions for the recycling industry, from design and manufacturing thought to equipment service and maintenance. At the end of the event all the riders were presented with certificates and medals by club chairman Craig Stansfield.

The club holds coaching sessions at the track in Queen’s Park, Heywood on Saturday morning. The clubs hardworking volunteers fund raise throughout the year to maintain the track in the park to ensure that it is safe for all members of the community to use.

The next race is due to take place on Saturday 18th May. If you would like more details on the event please contact Yvonne Mills (club secretary) by email or telephone on 07954 413 061.