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Report: South West Series Round 5

Report: South West Round 5 - Bristol
Posted June 24 2009
Words: Rebecca Ransom

It was another sunny day in Bristol for the South West Regional Round 5 hosted by Bristol BMX Club. Temperatures soared as riders had a few extra practice runs around the track, as an explosive printer delayed the start by an hour or so! So with handwritten moto sheets, over 70 novice riders took to the track first.

Jamie Phillips and George Conlon took the points for Bristol BMX with Tyler Westcott close behind in the novice six and under, and who can forget little Leo Beck without his stabilizers for the first time going home with his first trophy!

In the 7-9 it was a battle between Bath and Cornwall as Jack Tranter took the win and Curtis Pickard for Burnham BMX still leads the 10-12 although Tom Green won on the day. Bristol BMX was on a winning streak as Ben, Harry and Ed took the top points in the 13-15 and Jonathan Cryer took the win in the Novice 16+. Definitely a club to look out for next season!

As the printer was fixed, the racing continued. There were a few big fallers in the motos, TJ Baldwin and Adam Brazil both went down but weren't out as they continued with their races. In the six and unders, Freddie Cole led the way for Exeter Eagles with Ashley England tracking him down to keep his top spot. Ryan O'Loughlin continued his perfect season racking up another 54 points for the Eagles in the Male 7s as Harrison Pascoe-White took a tumble but finished the race. In the Male 8s Burnham BMX took the top three, with Josh Coppin leading the way. Leon Bradley raced home for Decoy in the Male 9s, with teammate Katie Yeates beating the boys in the Male 10s taking first.

In the 11s it was close between Josh and Eddie, but Josh Caddy clinched the win for Cornwall, but Todd Rattue claimed victory for Burnham in the Male 12s, with Kurt Pugsley close behind. Elliot Caruana came first in the Male 13, after missing out in Burnham and Daniel Davis kept up top for Cornwall in the Male 14s. Daniel Hill returned to first in Bristol for the Male 15s as Ryan Stack just pipped him to the post in Burnham.

Ashley Ransom led the way in the Male 16s, as he took first for Tred BMX with Sam Hann close on his tail. With a few mishaps in the motos, Adam Brazil took the points for Burnham, but Jason Fay was close behind for Decoy in the Male 17+ sitting at number one mid season. Richard Green claimed maximum points for Bath in the Male 25+.

Over to the girls, Megan Wherry took first for 7-9s, with the race dominated by Cornish girls, Leah Ramsden squeezed in the middle for Exeter Eagles to take third. Emily Green from Team Kuwahara claimed victory in 10-12, with Rebecca Duckering and Alesi Tye close behind her. The Cornish girls did it again in the 13-15 with only two riders; Becky and Katie did the club proud! Amelia Silvestre worked hard at Bristol competing in two classes, taking the 2nd in the Female 16+ as Charlotte Green took the win.

On to Cruiser and Scott Dominguez took the win in 15 and under, and Amelia made her second appearance in 16-24 taking third as Brian Jury took the full points for Bideford Bombers. Damien Mead cruised his way to first for Burnham in 25-39, Paul Eccles still at the top of the table for Decoy with TJ Baldwin taking a break from cruiser to ride his twenty inch. In 40+ William Jones took the win in his first South West regional of 2009 with Steve Jenks coming in behind for the Eagles. Kimberley Scoones took the win in Ladies 20+ with Michelle Rickett close behind for Duchy and Paula Hallett for Tiverton.

At mid-season, Burnham BMX Club is the team on top with Cornwall and Decoy second and third, just one point separating them.

Bristol's Summer Club Series is well underway taking place every Wednesday at the track visit for more information. The next South West Regional is at Bideford on July 5, hosted by Bideford Bombers and the next National is on August 8-9 in Manchester.