Byford riders weather storm

Byford riders weather storm

The state titles took place at Southside BMX Club in Bull Creek on October 4 and 5 and attracted more than 550 of WA’s best BMX riders.

Among the field of competitors were 28 Byford BMX Club members.

Club President Kevin Morrow said 11 riders managed to achieve a top eight ranking in their class, which earned them a state plate.

‘Every rider gave it their absolute best,’ he said.

‘The eight-year-old girls class shone, winning three plates in one class: Bailey Jokic won the state championship for nine-year-old boys for the second year in a row and Jayden Kelly won plates in two classes – 12 boys and 11-12 cruisers.

‘Ten of our sprockets raced their hearts out in the five to seven age group.’

Mr Marrow said the track was well prepared, but challenging weather on day-two of the event meant riders were racing in strong wind and rain.

He said the Byford riders did the club proud as they competed against fast and ferocious competition.

A strong Byford contingent will attend the 2015 BMX National Championships in Brisbane.