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’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.
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.