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BMX East Anglia Winter Regional Series

Sunday, 14, 2010; From Phil Townsend |  Click here for the results

The fifth and final round of the East Anglia BMX Region winter series took place last Sunday at the track of the Norwich BMX Club who had already rescheduled the event as heavy snow caused the original date to be cancelled at very short notice. 

The racing attracted almost 70 riders from across the region and a few from outside of the area trying to find somewhere to ride after the sports winter calendar has fallen foul of the weather. Many stayed at home because of the earlier forecasts which indicated rain showers throughout the event however, the day dawned bright and dry with sunny periods to provide good conditions for the riders on a track that had weathered well throughout the winter.

With riders competing to gain points for their overall series rankings, the racing was close and very competitive and Royston’s only female rider at the event, Ella Tomsett took a well earned 4th in the 10 and Under Girls class to hold onto the series top spot by just one point and the male riders also had a series of good results in their classes with Myles Fisher in the 8-10yr male class finished first in the “A” final ahead of James King in 5th which gave Myles enough points to take the class series top spot with James moving up to 6th overall and in the class B final Marmaduke Birt took 5th.

The Rockets took another good position in the 11-13yr category where Ethan Vernon took 2nd place in the A final and another series champion for the club. The 14-16yr class saw Andrew Brooker finish in 4th and Max Jenkins took 5th in the class A final which also happen to be their final positions in the series rankings. The 30+ class saw another first for Darren Foreman and he also sealed the series win and the final rider for the Rockets competing in the 17+ Cruiser class was Carl Birt who finished in 5th place and 4th overall in the series rankings.

With Royston riders claiming top spot in no less than four out of the nine winter series classes the club is set well to get a good range of results in the 2010 summer series starting in April.

Before then the Rockets have the privilege of setting off the 2010 calendar with two events at their home track in Burns Road. On March 21st the club is holding a “Come and Try” session with the day starting at 10.30am and this will be open to anyone to come along and see what BMX racing is all about  and then on March 28th the club is holding the East Anglia Region Spring Classic race which is open to all riders with registration closing at 11.30am . Full details of forthcoming club and regional events will be published soon on the club web site at, or ring 01763 260 959 for more information on BMX racing.