HSBC National BMX Series Race Report
Round 5&6 – Glasgow – 16-17thJune 2018
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The Proclaimers may have been willing to walk “500 miles”, but my round trip to Scotland was just over 850. However, I would happily do it again just to repeat the weekend of great results for the team.
The new track at Knightswood has been built for the Junior and Elite European Games and is an absolute beast. The C&K creation really was a sight to behold and created a real challenge to all the riders at rounds 5&6 of The HSBC National BMX series.
Syd kicked things off for the team on his Krisis MX cruiser in the 15-16’s and after some concerns over the track he went to work in his smooth style to rack up a clean sheet of wins across the weekend as he took maximum points to extend his lead in the national points chase. Just a couple more podiums should see him clear for the title.
In the 40-44 cruiser, I was banging bars with the old boys on my way to the mains both days. Rocking my HT AE05 flat pedals as ever I had my dad on my shoulder, giving me all the energy I needed to keep things moving. Day one rolled by smoothly, but a couple of mistakes in the main saw me back in 6th. The second day went much better though as I got a minter of a gate to put me at the sharp end of the field. Out of the second turn my legs were burning and Graham Stanley reeled me in, but a 4thplace finish was a great result and puts me in 2ndplace overall at the half way point.