Brixton BMX riders from 6 to 50-plus in action

Brixton BMX riders at starting gate
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 At the Burgess Park track in Peckham

Brixton BMX riders have had to deal with both dry and threatened wet conditions in recent meetings in Peckham and Merton.

The London Series BMX event at the Merton Saints’ track saw Brixton riders take on teams from all the London clubs including Merton, Peckham, Hackney and Hayes, as well as riders from Surrey and Kent.

Brixton had 27 riders competing in expert and novice classes from the age of six to over 50 and dominated in many categories as storm clouds lurked on the horizon, but stayed away.
In the six and under boys’ novice races, Milo Enweani, Anton Weijburg and Hugo Wynne raced for Brixton, with Enweani and Weijburg crossing the line in second and first respectively in their final.

Brixton BMX riders in action
Brixton’s Kieran Beneochrist (679), Joel Peck (864) and Ezra Thompson (211) fight for second place on the first berm at the Merton Saints’ track

Brixton’s Isla Radcliffe dominated the 9-10 year old girls expert racing all day, claiming a deserved first in her final.

In the 13-14 year old boys expert category, with Tien Albert, Kieran Beneochrist, Joel Peck, Alex Taylor and Ezra Thompson were all racing for Brixton. In the A final, Taylor took second with Peck third, Beneochrist in seventh and Albert in eighth, while Thompson came first in the B final.

Brixton BMX riders in action
Brixton’s John Peck (801) and David Radcliffe (400) prove that age is just a number by racing in the 17+ men’s cruiser category, despite being both over 50

In the 17-29 year old men’s experts, Jaden Higgins was one of the youngest riders on the track but still achieved sixth in his final.

In the 17+ men’s cruiser category, John Peck and David Radcliffe achieved fourth and fifth respectively in their final, despite being somewhat older (at 50+) than some of their competitors.

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

South Region series
In Round 6 of the South Region BMX series at Peckham’s Burgess Park Brixton riders met others from London and nearby as well as Bournemouth and Knightwood near Southampton.

Riders had to contend with dusty conditions – although the track team sprayed water to minimise the problem – and strong winds. Fourteen Brixton riders took part and had a strong showing in the 13-year-old boy’s expert category with Tiegan Hastings, Kieran Beneochrist, Tien Albert and Ezra Thompson coming first, third, sixth and seventh in their B final.

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