BMX world champion Liam Phillips congratulated by Mayor
Mayor has congratulated the town's BMX cyclist Liam Phillips this
week after he became the sport's world champion at the weekend.
Liam Phillips produced a sensational performance to become the
BMX world champion in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday (July 28th).
Martin Cox told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am so pleased for
Liam - he has trained very hard in his challenge to become world
champion and we send our congratulations to him on his fantastic
win will help to put Burnham and Highbridge on the map in the
BMX world. I also hope it will give Burnham BMX Club and their
facilities at Apex Park a boost as more youngsters want to get
BMX Club's secretary, Philip Brazil, added: "It's been a
long time coming, but we are all so pleased for Liam. This is
the pinnacle of his work so far. It's incredible to have won after
his injuries last year, but we all knew he could do it!"
24, has been an active member of Burnham BMX Club since the age
of four and is a former pupil of Berrow School and Highbridge's
King Alfred School.
won the world title by winning every race en route to the final
and was visibly emotional as the reality of his achievement sunk
feels amazing, the reward for the hours spent training, we dedicate
our lives to this," Liam said.
huge amount of credit needs to go the guys at British Cycling
from Grant White to everyone else I work with. What you see here
is the end product of so much hard work, its been a fantastic
from 2011, Ive been to every worlds since 1996 when I was
a kid. Its the first time Ive won. We knew it would
be tight and planned for this. I knew my form was quite good when
I won the Manchester World Cup, but then I made mistakes at the
next two world cups in Europe. I just wanted to keep the mistakes
to a minimum and I managed that."