Brixton BMX racers out in force to excel on home track

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Start line-up at Brockwell Park BMX track

Riders of all ages and experience levels competed at the Brixton track, with some of the young riders in 7 and under being very young indeed

Almost 40 Brixton riders took part when Brixton BMX Club’s Brockwell Park track attracted a strong attendance for Round 2 of the 250 London 2018 series races.

In all, 258 riders both female and male hit the track for a day’s racing in categories ranging in age from under seven to 55 and in experience from novice to expert.

Riders from the home club, Brixton, were there in force, with a record 39 riders competing in an array of categories.

BMX logoThis is the largest showing Brixton BMX Club has had at any race event for many years, with a number of the younger riders competing for the first time.

There was also strong attendance from the neighbouring Peckham Challengers, in particular, as well as riders from Merton Saints, Hayes Hawks, Hackney, Greenwich, Hammersmith, Runnymede Rockets, Knightwood, Club Cyclopark, Bexhill Burners, TNT and Club 365.

Racing was fiercely competitive across all age ranges and all of Brixton’s riders competed hard on their home track and some excelled.

In novice male 7 and under, Alfie Skelton came third for Brixton while in novice male 12-13, Teigan Hastings-Goss won first. In novice male 14-16, the club’s Jaden Higgins was the winner while in novice male 17+, David Radcliffe came third.

Brixton’s Leon Bickelmann came second in expert male 10—1 behind Lorenz Patten, with Brixton’s Lukah McKenzie also competing

Brixton’s Leon Bickelmann came second in expert male 10–1 behind Lorenz Patten, with Brixton’s Lukah McKenzie also competing

Brixton’s Leon Bickelmann came across the line second in expert male 10-11 category and hard on the heels of Peckham’s very experienced Lorenz Patten in first.

 

In the 17+ cruiser category Brixton’s Mario Berno came first with Tom Schwimmbeck in third, with the club’s Philip Weltzein and John Peck also racing

In the 17+ cruiser category Brixton’s Mario Berno came first with Tom Schwimmbeck in third, with the club’s Philip Weltzein and John Peck also racing

Mario Berno of Brixton won the 17+ cruiser category with the club’s Tom Schwimmbeck impressing many with his creditable third place, despite being only 15.

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