The fourth annual memorial tribute race to the Crewe BMX Legend Mr Bob Fields went down this weekend up in the North West. The fun event which normally takes place in the summer was put back later in the calendar this year and despite some cold conditions today the action was still hot!
Yesterday saw some novice racing take place along with the high jump and pump racing. The sun was out and riders were enjoying sessioning the track. The Clark and Kent sponsored high jump event over the pro section double always draws in a crowd, a few of which seem to be bayibg for blood. Despite a few scary moments one being Ady Warden and the other a harsh slam from local Kieron McAvoy the bar was raised to over 12ft. Hometown hero and 17-24 British Champion Ash Davy took the big win and the cash before taking the pump race challenge and topping up his winnings, not a bad afternoon’s work!
Today was all about Stay Strong / Bensink’s Kyle Evans who didn’t drop a lap all day with a clean sweep in the payback and Bob Fields Grands specatacular. With all the academy and talent riders in town for the event the class was better some of the Elite National rounds this season. Two ligit wins for Evans who held off three time winner of the event Coach B Marcus Bloofield who always has the Crewe track dialled. Cal Strickland another Crewe regular rounded out the podium with a good lap in the main. Paddy Sharrock was the cat amongst the pigeons getting himself a solid 5th place finish, he was stoked to say the least and looked very comfortable on his new GT bike.
It was great to have Shanaze Reade out for the event. It’s been a while since we’ve seen her just hanging out, catching up with fans and being the Shanaze that we all know.. Now the Olympics are over and all the media hype has died down it will be nice to see her just out riding her bike again. Encouraging news is she wants her World title back and will be hitting all the major events on the calendar for 2013 so watch this space!
CGR BMX club all the helpers and volunteers did another great job in bringing the community together to honour the late Bob Fields and raise some money for the Douglas Macmillan fund a very worthy charity. Hats off again to the club, there looked to be some very happy kids holding some oversized silverwear, definately the best trophies of the season! Unfortunately to end this post on a sad note, Kye Whyte took a really heavy slam on the second straight at was stretchered off to hospital. He’s now been transfered to Liverpool childrens hospital to have rurther CT scans. He was some slight bleeding on the brain but is now talking to his brother Tre and has come round after being unconscious for a good while earlier today… So fingers crossed in a few days time we’ll have some positive news. In the meantime sending him some healing vibes and wishing him and the family all the best and a speedy recovery.