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Young Oaten storms to victory

PUBLISHED: 17:11 25 March 2009 | UPDATED: 12:15 11 August 2010

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OVER 80 riders competed at the first Barking & Dagenham BMX Club fun day of 2009. First off were the more serious races. The knockout rounds in the seven-and-under catagory saw Teddy Parker claim second and Nicholas Oaten first. In the eight-to-10-year-o

OVER 80 riders competed at the first Barking & Dagenham BMX Club fun day of 2009.

First off were the more serious races. The knockout rounds in the seven-and-under catagory saw Teddy Parker claim second and Nicholas Oaten first.

In the eight-to-10-year-olds, Nicholas Oaten's older sister Chloe also took first place with Jayden Riley second and Antonio Niamoah third in group one, while in group two, Dan Blanch came first with Jades Stupple second.

The 11-14-year-olds were also split into two groups, with Jordan Bent and Lauren Richardson in joint second and Mitchell Barnes first in the opening group.

In the second group, Brody Auger was victorious, with Josh Wallis in second and David Gale in third.

The over-15s saw Martin Parker crash out whilst leading, before bravely claiming third. George Higley was victorious while Todd Smith finished second.

Simon Croucher took first place in the cruiser class, with Kevin Carlin second and James Comford third.

After the excitement of the knockout race came the fun races, starting with the jumping competitions.

There were three jumping classes, the bunny hop, high jump on the flat and the high jump over one of the track jumps with Dan Blanche and Todd Smith victorious.

Next on the agenda was the pit bike races where riders of all ages race on bikes with 16 inch wheels or less. The junior race was won by Joshua Wallis, while Gary Porter won the senior competition.

One of the hardest races of the day was the pump races, where the riders have to start and complete the entire race with out pedaling. Dan Blanche won the junior event with Harrison Slater claiming the senior.


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