South Region BMX race at Peckham’s Burgess Park track

Brixton’s BMX riders were out in force for round six of the South Region BMX race series at Peckham’s Burgess Park track on Sunday.

Teams had come from Peckham, Brixton, Merton, Hackney and Hayes but also further afield – Gravesend, Runnymede, Bournemouth and Knightwood. With hot and dry weather, the riders had to contend with dusty conditions, although Peckham’s track team sprayed water on to the track to minimise the problem.

Strong winds at times also added to the challenges for riders, although the Brixton team was up to the task.

Lukah Mckenzie showing his jumping skills by catching air at the end of the second straight at the Burgess Park track

Fourteen riders aged between nine and 57 raced for Brixton BMX Club. The two youngest riders were Harvey Tomlinson in male 9 expert and Isla Radcliffe in female 9-10 expert, both achieving fourth in their respective finals.

In the 12-year-old boy’s experts, Leon Bickelmann and Lukah McKenzie were seventh and first in their respective B and C finals.

Brixton BMX Club had a particularly strong showing in the 13-year-old boy’s expert category. Tiegan Hastings, Kieran Beneochrist, Tien Albert and Ezra Thompson came first, second, sixth and seventh in their B final.

In the veteran men category, Jason Lewis came eighth in his final and also second in the 40-50-plus men’s cruisers A final. Jon Peck and Mike Woof were first and fourth respectively in the C final.

Main pic: Brixton riders Ezra Thompson and Tiegan Hastings (first and second from left) and Kieran Beneochrist and Tien Albert (fifth and sixth from left) were fast out of the gate

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