BY MIKE WOOF
BMX clubs from Peckham, Mitcham and Hackney competed for the first time since lockdown at Merton Saints’ track on Saturday.
Entrant numbers were limited to maximise safety for all participants, while those racing were only allowed to come with one adult.
The racing was split into two halves, with the 43 younger riders first, followed by a break that allowed them to leave before the 34 older riders turned up to compete.
The races were mixed with 10 age classes from seven-and-under up to 17-plus – restricted to experts only.
In the seven-and-under category, Lucas Tewolde won the A final, while Ignacy Loris won the eight-year-old.
Other winners were Chrystiano Goodman (nine-year-old), Kai Bowen (10-year-old), Imogen Cockerell (11-year-old), Xander Malvowane (12-year-old), Lukah McKenzie (13-year-old), Alex Taylor (14-year-old), Callum Bristow (15-16-years-old) and Tai Suleyman (17-plus).
Please support your local paper by making a donation
Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.