TAMWORTH crusaders, Tamworth’s BMX racing team, made a big impact at Nottingham’s Bullwell BMX track in the inter regional races on Sunday July 12th.
This competition saw teams from across the region battle it out. Despite stiff competition Tamworth held up well and had significant results across the age and skill spectrum.
After an exciting round of moto’s at Nottingham, the majority of the twenty Tamworth riders took the top four places in each race. These great results in semi-finals take our town them onto the finals round later in the year.
- Tyler Watson challis (novice 8-10), had an impressive start in his motos and raced his A final well, coming in 2nd place.
- New rider Jay Warren (novice 11-13) did well placing 5th in his A final followed by brother keiren Warren coming in 8th position.
- Archie Constable sped round the track taking the lead in his B Final, taking 1st position.
- Joanna Roberts placed 2nd in her Female Cruiser final, winning herself a cash prize, fter an impressive 1st, 2nd, 1st in her motos.
- Super Cruiser rider Sam Pryke showed great strength all day and took the lead, placing 1st in his B final.
- Hirro Cheriton (male 7 & under), flew round the track to take 1st place in his B Final with his brother, Ringo (male 8’s) doing well also, coming 7th in his B Final.
- Ashdan Byrd (male 9’s), raced well and placed 7th in his C Final.
- Ashley Simkin (male 10’s), showed great potential placing 5th in his B Final.
- Owen Matthews fought hard in the male 11’s C Final, narrowly missing out on the lead, placing 2nd position with Spike Mackay- jones taking 1st position.
- In the female 11-12 category, two Tamworth girls put in outstanding effort with Chloe Simkin placing 6th in her B Final and Izzie Byrd placing 1st in her C Final.
- Male 12’s rider, Tyler Wheatcroft faced tough competition in his B final placing an impressive 2nd.
- Josh Shutt (male 13’s) rode well for his team placing 4th in his C Final.
- In the Male 14’s category, Tamworth riders battled it out on the track with Jacob Wilson placing 3rd, closely followed by Harrison Sparrow placing 4th. Both lads raced well in their earlier motos.
- Sam Shutt (male 14’s) had a great days racing and placed 8th in his A Final.
- Blue Murphy had good results in his motos just narrowly missing out on a place in the A final.
- Male 16’s rider Ronan Pryke gave a great performance on the track in his motos and placed 2nd in his final. Ronan stormed ahead on the leader board and placed 1st overall in his category.
Tamworth Crusaders compete in a wide range of skill and ages ranges as BMX is one of the most inclusive sports around. It caters for all ages and skill levels.
Tamworth has further news to celebrate as local rider, Matt Cheriton, who will be taking part in the BMX World championships in Belgium next week.
Mike O’Brien, Chairman of Tamworth BMX Club said: “Tamworth again had a great weekend and we have further reason to cheer with Matt Cheriton competing in the World Championships. Matt has had an impressive season racing and all the Tamworth BMX team members wish him the best of luck.“
BMX is one of Tamworth’s’ fastest growing supports and is being taken up by more and more local people. If anyone wants to take up competitive BMX or get free taster session, then please contact Tamworth BMX Club via their Facebook page by searching Tamworth BMX club via Facebook search.