Gallery: Top riders thrill crowds at Rougham Bolddog FMX Championships

DAZZLING tricks and daredevil stunts kept crowds entertained as thousands of visitors flocked to west Suffolk for a freestyle moto-cross competition.

The best riders in the UK thrilled fans at the UK’s only freestyle contest, staged at Rougham Airfield outside Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday.

Organised by Bolddog action sports company, the show attracted about 4,000 people from all across the country, as the riders battled it out for the Bolddog FMX Championship title.

Andy Godbold, one of the organisers of the event, said he had been thrilled with people’s reactions.

“The whole team made this a fantastic event,” he said. “The support has been brilliant.”

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Amateur and professional freestylers performed an array of death-defying stunts such as the holy grab, kiss of death, dead body and look back heart attack to the delight of the crowd while jumping up to 40ft in the air.

Chris Birch, the UK’s top FMX Rider from Haverhill, won the contest thanks to his show- stealing back-flip.

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“We would love to come back next year,” Mr Godbold said.

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