Race Report – Identiti Bikes
HSBC National BMX Series Race Report
Round 1&2 – Manchester Indoor – 10-11th March 2018
Just as the winter seemed to have become Groundhog Day, The HSBC National BMX series arrived as if out of nowhere to kick off the 2018 race season. The team made their annual pilgrimage to the National Cycling Centre in Manchester to get their national campaigns underway and it was a weekend of real highs and lows for the riders.
It started off on a massive low point as Oli Cutmore took a massive crash in Friday practice as he was trying to tune in the third straight pro section. A mechanical problem saw him miss the Superclass practice earlier in the evening but he got his bike sorted and hit up the later open practice to dial things in. A slight over jump on the gap before the “Big Gap” saw him a little front heavy as he took off and the result was a full frontal body slam into the upslope of the next jump. The results were gnarly with a list of injuries including fractures to his T1 vertebrae, Iliac crest, Hip, Collar bone, Shoulder and ribs. His TSG carbon Advance helmet took the brunt of the force and was a complete write off, but he had no head injuries which is testament to the great helmet design. He’s spent a week in hospital and has a long road ahead, but he’s home now and we wish him well for recovery #ohbuh