Images: Eirian Parr
Dragon Riders give us an update on how the riders are doing whilst taking part in the North Region
Mid Lancs BMX club were the hosts of the North Region Champs for 2018. Perfect weather, the steepest start hill in the North and a fast flowing newly tweaked track greeted 15 Dragons early on the Sunday morning. Of the 15, 8 were novices with many being at their first race. Racing was underway by noon, and with the motos completed all Dragons had completed 3 races unscathed.
In the Expert categories Casey Webb, Grace Proctor, Martyn Parr and Elin Parr had guaranteed a place in the A final. Osian Parr had a semi final to contend and pulled a mega performance out of the bag to qualify for the A with a 4th place finish. A finalists had a chance to contend for a North Champion title, Dragons rode well in all finals and came close to a tiltle with 2 second place finishes. Grace Proctor in her first race in the expert age group category rode a solid lap to bag her a well deserved second place and onto the podium.
Novice racing is where it all starts for budding BMX racers, after practicing for a number of months and attending Dragon Riders Saturday coaching sessions we had a number of riders representing the Dragons, aged from 4 upwards. Novice racing was stacked at Mid Lancs with many riders from all North Region Clubs making the most of the last race of the season. Stand out results came from Harri Owen with a solid performance in 7 year old boys and Hannah Mackie ripping it up for the first time in 6 and under girls. All riders demonstrated awesome skills, determination and rode a solid race to bag commendable results, and a good time was had by all.
Thanks to the North Region volunteers, BC and Mid Lancs BMX club for an awesome day out.
Last round of the Bruntwood /RVR summer series was just a tad wet! Again, we had 15 Dragon Riders racing today, an amazing turnout and proves that the club is growing stronger all the time.
Alfie, Thomas & Johnny all had their first race today and they rode brilliantly, hopefully they'll want to give it another go. Grace, Zac & Harri all battled it out in the Novice 7-8, and Tomos, Alex & Paige raced each other in the Novice 9-10. Ryan racing in Novice 11-12 was mixed with 13-14 held his own and showed he was made of strong stuff. The last of the novice group was Johnny, Osian & Andrew with Osian & Andrew showing us some really great battles.
And then the experts with Osian taking a clean sweep of wins in the male 7-8 category. Elin in the female 11-12 was mixed with female 13-14 meaning a super tough race again but came away with 3rd. Finally, Martyn in the expert 17+ category as usual loving his racing and mixing it up with a whole host of ages!
Awesome day guys, well done