Summer Race Series Comes to Patchway
Last weekend was a busy one at the Tumps BMX track, owned by Patchway Town Council, with Bristol BMX Club hosting Round 3 of the South West BMX Association Regional Summer Race Series.
There was a open session on Saturday which was well attended and allowed riders to practice for the big race the following day. Sunday 27th June was race day with over 200 riders in attendance, some travelling across the South West from as far afield as Devon & Cornwall.
The event saw riders of all ages from the under 6's to the over 50's competing in a series of heats and progressing to Finals in the afternoon. The racing was fast paced and exiting with the spectators cheering their riders on whether they were novice riders who were riding their first ever race or Regional and National Champions who were competing for top honours. The weather was kind to the BMX club and the event went off without a hitch.
Bristol BMX Club would like to thank you everyone who attended and supported the club in making the day a success and additional thanks to the club volunteers who helped organise the event.
Bristol BMX Club is run by a small team of volunteers, who wouldn’t be able to provide these facilities to the local people without the support from Patchway Town Council. The Council allowed the field to be used for camping and parking. The event could not have gone ahead without this. A small amount was charged for parking which was donated to the Franklin Butt Foundation.
Photo credits - Mick Wells/Mick's Pix BMX Photography