Sunday saw the final round of the Scottish Power Summer Series draw to a close. And for once the sun decided to not only shine but hang around for the day!
A good crowd turned up and put on a show. The Brits are the following weekend where the Western Titans, Cumbernauld Centurions and Musselburgh Monarchs will come together to race for Scotland so it was a good day to stretch the legs.
As always every category was fiercely contended.
Male 8’s - The young guns were showing the way forward with some great riding from all. Reuben Bill was in with more experienced riders, a tough task at such a young age but his legs carried him through every race and the smile on his face said it all. 6 and Unders Champ!
Male 10’s - Harrison Bell showed a clean pair of wheels to the rest of the field all day long bringing home 4 out of 4 race wins! No easy job with a group of young riders who are always giving it their best.
Male 12’s - Daniel McCrory and Devlin Russell gave each other a good race all day, the rest of the field also keeping it close. Special mention to Kade Hunter who returned to the sport and showed that he still has good form.
Male 13’s saw Cameron Reid, Jack Balie and Peter Crowson battle it out in every race for top spot. Cameron taking it in the end but Peter and Jack keeping him honest – and this is after Peter riding cruisers in the same event!
Speaking of Cruisers, always a good one to watch, a full gate with Gill Bagen entering her first event. It was great racing all day here with Ian Archibald taking the win and Sean Boyle a not too distant 2nd. Impressive as Sean is now 134 years old.
Championship ended up with an interesting mix. Mia Paton and Molly Shearer running up several classes to join and do themselves proud. These two don’t mess about and got stuck in. Racing was close as always and in the end Ian Archibald did the double and took the win. But the younger riders are closing the gap and maybe one day they’ll wrestle that title away from him. Maybe…
So that was that. Next up Team Scotland are heading to the Brits in Manchester and we wish them all the best. Good luck!
And the final summer event in Scotland will be the Scottish Open. So if you fancy having a go at BMX then why not head over and enter. You’ll be made very welcome and have a good laugh for sure.
“Riders Ready? Watch the Gate.”