JAMIE QUALIFIES FOR BRITISH BMX CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Jamie Hart, in Year 9, who has qualified for the British BMX Championships.
Jamie has been competing in BMX since 201 and this year he has competed in the 15-year-old age category, even though he won’t be 15 until November. Jamie represents the Northeast BMX Club who are based in Hartlepool and he trains 2-3 times each week. He has ridden all over the country, from Gravesend in Kent up to Bedlington in Northumberland. His races are at various levels, including local, regional and national events. Often, to make the racing more exciting the 15 and 16-year old categories are grouped together, so he can be racing against competitors who are almost two years older than himself.
Each year in the Northeast region there is a series of events named “race around the region”. The aim of the series is to encourage newcomers into the sport and Jamie has won his age category on two occasions.
Jamie will be competing in the British BMX Championships which take place at the end of August in Bournemouth, BMX Olympic Champion. Beth Shriever and Sliver Medallist Kye Whyte will be in the mix so the racing will be fast-paced and riveting.
Jamie had hoped to qualify for the World BMX Championships this year and early in the season he was on track for this. However, a couple of months ago he had to undergo an unforeseen surgery and his recovery from this meant he could not compete for a few weeks. Unfortunately, this meant he had to miss some of the qualifying events. This set-back has not put him off and next season he will again seek to qualify for the World Championships.
The British BMX Championships is a fantastic event to attend and is the culmination of the season for the best British riders. Jamie has made many friends from so many different places and his confidence and character have grown so much due to his involvement in this fantastic sport. If he is not on his race BMX he can be found on his freestyle BMX or on a jump bike!
We wish Jamie all the very best at the British BMX Championships and we look forward to hearing how he gets on.