May 25, 2009
photos: Burnham-On-Sea BMX Club hosts national championships
of high-flying BMX riders descended on Burnham-On-Sea's BMX track
over the weekend for a three-day cycling competition.
track in Apex Park was the venue for rounds three and four of
this year's British Cycling National BMX series.
up were Burnham cyclists Jack Hawkins and Harry Stevenson, who
are taking part in their first season and posted great results
on both days.
the male sevens category, Burnham riders Kobi Joyce and Ben Saunders
both made it through to the finals, ensuring the club featured
heavily in the younger ages.
the eights category, Joshua Coppin posted impressive podium finishes
for both rounds, while Finley Mead, James Duckering and Benjamin
Wainwright showed the strength of the club's younger ranks.
the male tens, Eddie Moore won the accolade of race of the weekend,
his last straight win would have made the elite riders proud,
and secured his win on Sunday.
male 11-12 category is one of the fiercest in the country, but
the Burnham boys did not disappoint and Josh Moore proved success
is in the family by following his brother, Eddie, with great rides
on both days.
led a quartet of Burnham riders - Todd Rattue, Kurt Pugsley, Roy
Jones and Liam Brown - who made the finals.
Burnham teenagers carried the form as the racing continued and
Ryan Stack achieved a third place on Saturday, but unfortunately
had a nasty fall on the Sunday.
the junior male category, the club showed great potential for
people following in Liam Phillips' shoes.
Brazil showed his competition how to ride the track with two first
places, and Curtis Manaton and Dan Tipton battled in a strong
field to post great results.
the 19 and over category, Matt Mitchell who has just come back
on to the scene after a long break, showed that he still has got
what it takes making the main final on Saturday.
Burnham girls shouldn't be disappointed, and Isla Harvey led the
girls out with a great sixth places both days.
Stack rode fantastic all weekend with two second places, and Amelia
Silvestre followed suit in the 13-15 girls category.
showcase event of the elite male category, Tom Palmer, Lewis Lacey
and Olympian Liam Phillips took on the best the country have to
qualifiers were text-book on the Saturday, seeing all the guys
reach the final. Unfortunately, Liam fell in the final which meant
he then played no further part, but Tom showed consistency with
two fourth places.
in all, 23 Burnham riders took part over the weekend and all rode
fantastically. The organisers are riders are now looking forward
to the end of July when Cheddar will host two rounds of the European
Championships," spokesman Matt Duckering told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
BMX club would like to thank everyone that helped throughout the
weekend, and the local community for their support throughout
the event, without which the event would not be able to happen."