Bikeyard team compete at British 4X Champs

Monday, July 18th, 2011

The Bikeyard team competed in Round4 of the British4X Series and the British 4X National Championships last weekend.  Here’s a round-up of how they got on. 

The Bikeyard team competed in Round4 of the British4X Series and the British 4X National Championships last weekend.  Here’s a round-up of how they got on.

Saturday 16th July- British 4x Series Round 4

Round 4 of the British 4x took place this weekend at hart hill Cheshire and what a weekend it was for thebikeyard/Nukeproof!

Saturday morning was overcast and not looking the best for the days racing ahead, however the rain soon cleared and it turned out to be a dry sunny days racing…..for once!  The track had changed slightly from last year which was really fun to ride with a mixture of lines and jumps that made racing fun to watch.

Nathan parsons was looking good all weekend but unfortunately it just didn’t work out for him leading many of the motos by a long way only  to crash out with his overly competitive spirit in his first and third motos supporters were shouting “Nath your miles ahead slow down!” but there was no stopping the beast.  So it was all down to Billy Cheetham to represent the Elite category in the final eight. Billy was also looking good all weekend taking some big tumbles in practice, Gates were his biggest downfall but this did not stop him from making the B final and taking a well earned 7th.

The other team members also had storming rides with Josh Bremridge in the youth category , it was more then a strange coincidence that this was the track happened to be the one that he broke his collar bone on last year , so it was understandable he looked anxious during practice. Josh was cautious in his first moto but everyone after he took the win giving him a shoe in the finals. He then went on to take 2nd overall. 


Josh Bremridge, 2nd British 4x Series

Cai was another rider with bad luck this weekend, clipping out in most motos. Cai clawed his way to the B finals and finished with an 8th. 

The young gun of the team Elliot Thompson Knight looked rapid and was one of the only Juvenile riders taking the pro line with ease, crashing out in his second and third motos , only just missing out on the finals but managed to win the B finals giving his a podium spot with a 5th. 

Sunday 17th July – National Championships

Sunday was wet and wild for the national champs running a different format to Saturday; the senior and elite categories were merged together with timed runs rather than the usual 4 motos which seeded the riders for the main event.

Billy Cheetham was the first to be seeded from the team with a wild run drifting many of the corners hanging on just to make it to the bottom of the hill qualifying in 12th place which was good after he took a massive crash in practice with many people surprised he was still riding the rest of the day.


Billy

Nathan was next up to represent, again having a good run blowing out the corners and shredding up the track, looking smooth and as powerful as ever with the world’s biggest calves taking a top 8 spot.

Billy approached the quarters with some hard motos including the likes of Pat Cambell Jenner and Will Evans who was on a high after his top 8 finish in leogang but this didn’t stop him from getting through into the B final again.

Nathan was looking rapid in all his motos making it down to the top 8 where he met Billy, getting the snap out the gate only to be taken down leaving it open to Billy to ride to the finish while the others  were in a heap up the track battling for 6th, 7th and 8th.


Nathan taking a tumble next to Billy

The younger members of the team had storming rides with Josh our most promising rider to win the jersey, smoking many of his rivals taking wins in most of his motos .Josh made the final four only to lose out on the last corner of the track finishing 2nd place whilst Elliot Thompson night was on fire and looking stylish on the bike finishing in 3rd place. Finally one of our riders from the development team young Kyle greenway took the win in novice. 


Elliot Thompson Knight , 3rd National Championships


Josh Brembridge , 2nd National Champs


Kyle, 1st Novice, National champs

Excellent work by all considering this is our first proper years racing as a team, and a great opportunity to win some jerseys next year. 

Thanks to Nukeproof to having one of the only bikes on the scene that was maintenance free! 


Nathan 

 

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