GALLERY: Braintree BMX Club perform well in Manchester
- Credit: Spencer Moret
Braintree Bullets BMX member Oli Cutmore finished second on day one and first on day two in the 17-29s category at rounds six and seven of the British BMX series in Manchester.
Chris Potter saw off the rest of the pack for third and fourth over the weekend, while Lana Redgewell made her way into the top eight in the equivalent ladies class.
In the main events of the 30-39, Julian Allen took eighth on day one and a superb sixth on day two, while in the Championship classes Henry Rowe (seven and unders) rode consistently for eighth place both days with Milan Machacek also in the class.
Sebastian Pantlin was the sole Bullet in the nines and he just missed out on the top eight, before taking fifth in the B final..
Lee Golder recorded the best results of the bunch. Riding in the 15s, Lee enjoyed two A final finishes of seventh and fourth respectively, while Josh Butson had a solid day one of racing with an A final sixth, before being baulked in the semis on day two.
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In the B final, Josh crashed out whilst fighting for position.
Ryan Hutchinson finished strongly with a second in the B final on day one and an eighth in day two’s A final, while Charlie Giles narrowly missed out on the semis.
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In the girls class, Kelsey Dixon made the B finals across the weekend taking a third and a fifth with Isabel Potter just outside the top 16.
In the teenage section, Josh Peters could only make the B final in round six, where he finished second, but was back on form in round seven and qualified for the final as equal top points scorer.
Peters trailed from the start and was looking all through the race to take third on the line. However, he was promoted to second after one of the leaders was penalised.
Shane Redgewell styled his way into the 14-year olds’ A final for round six, finishing sixth.
In round seven he clashed with another rider on the first corner and lost half the spokes in his front wheel, missing out on the qualifiers. George Moret rode through into the quarters along with Josh Legrove.
In the cruisers category, Jake Coombs took a pair of seconds in the nine-12s, while Sydney Allen earned a fourth and a fifth.
Redgewell, in the 13-14s, took a pair of wins and will be looking to secure the national title at the final rounds.
Up into the 11s and Tom Stokes had the rides of his year to make his way into the B finals.
Stokes found his way into fourth on day one and sixth on day two.
Sydney Allen rode through into the quarter-final stage of the competition but was squeezed from the start and missed out on the semi finals.
There was great success in the 12s with podiums for the Bullets both days. On day one Charlie O’Grady won third from Ollie Rowe in fourth.
Rowe returned the favour on day two though with O’Grady seventh.
Jake Coombs took advantage of some crashers in the quarter finals to ride in the B finals, along with Lee Butson, and finish sixth on day two.
Oli Cutmore made his way into the A finals (17-29s).
On the first day of competition he finished eighth but redeemed himself on day two to finish fourth.
Chris Potter competed in the Elite class in the moto stages as did Lana Redgewell in the Championship females.
Julian Allen rode in the Masters class and finished in the top-16 both days as did Ian Gunner and Dan Sturgeon.