British Championships 2009 report
By Alan Hill on October 22, 2009
It's been awhile since we've filled you REDLINE fans in on Redline's UK scene -- so here's an update from our British correspondent and International Man of Mystery; Alan Hill:
"Ayesha Mclelland and I finished the season on a high with wins at the British Championships to go along with our national titles. My wife Abi was happy to score a 2nd at Cheddar - with her broken thumb, from a crash-filled women's cruiser final. This, along with a national number 2 plate capped off a frustrating year for her.
Redline's Lochlan Dudley had some bad luck in his semi to just miss the Brits main but had a consistent year of nationals to earn the UK number 5 plate in his division.
And our mini, mighty munchkin Kyle was looking good for a spot in the 6 and under main at Cheddar but got a little loose on the fast downhill track and crashed out. With a local backyard track to ride on this winter, Kyle will be looking to improve on his national No.9 plate.
Overall, Team Redline finished up with 7th at the Brits and in the national series ... but we will be sure to improve on that next year with the addition of three new riders to the roster.
I just built up my 2010 bikes in time for leaving to Florida. I am really impressed with the new low profile look and colour scheme. The Oh-10 bikes are already creating a buzz in the pits before riders have seen them, so expect demand to be high. Here in England, the Redline Flight bikes are the latest must-have bikes!"
PS: This was a thread by Kelvin Batey on the UK BMX forum about me racing my last race in the UK Elite class (19+ next year- good for team points!). Some great compliments from my competitors: http://www.bmxtalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24939