FIVE Southside BMX riders returned to WA with national plates after succeeding at the Australian Championships in Bathurst earlier this month.
FIVE Southside BMX riders have returned to WA with national plates after a strong showing from the club at the Australian Championships in Bathurst earlier this month.
Jordan Callum led the way with a first place finish in the 1112 cruisers and sixth overall in his age group.
Matthew Tongue was equally impressive, finishing second overall in the 25-29 men’s category.
Jayden Keogh (fifth in 13 boys), Kesia Savill (sixth in 17-24 women) and Bianca Campbell (eighth in 15 girls) were the other plate winners.
Southside BMX Club had 16 riders racing over the three days of competition, which included more than 3000 entries from across the country.
Southside training co-ordinator Sandra Winfield said the new $1.5 million track was unusually technical and challenging.
“Riders found the track provided a new challenge which set the bar high in order to win a national plate,” she said.
“There were a lot of accidents, more so than other BMX events, and several of our riders were injured while participating.”
The Australian Championships act as a qualifying event for the BMX World Championships in Colombia in July, as well as the Rio Olympics in August.
Southside BMX Club will hold a free come and try day at its Bull Creek track on Saturday, April 9, from 10am to noon.
Ages from two and up are welcome.
Anyone who is interested in attending the free event can call 0460 795 551 or email email@example.com.
Riders Kate Taylor, Isabella Ierace, Jett Smith, Jayden Keogh, Jordan Callum, Justine Short, Kesia Savill and Cameron Ainger.