Hartlepool hosts some of country’s top BMX riders

BMX riders in action at Summerhill Country Park in Hartlepool.

BMX riders in action at Summerhill Country Park in Hartlepool.

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Some of the country’s top BMX riders decended on Hartlepool to take part in a key regional event.

The town’s Summerhill Country Park was the venue for round 4 of 10 in the Northern Regional Series.

Around 200 competitors, ranging in age from as young as 4 to 45-plus, took part in a day of racing on Sunday.

The event, organised by Northern Region BMX, was hosted by the North-East BMX Club which is based at Summerhill, a 100-acre country park run by Hartlepool Borough Council.

Adam Reah, the council’s Outdoor Activities Co-ordinator who is based at Summerhill, said: “It is great news that Summerhill is hosting another high-profile BMX event.”

There was designated spectator areas around the BMX track and visitors were able to take advantage of the site’s other facilities, including a cafe in the visitor centre, play areas and a purpose-built boulder park for rock climbing.

The North-East BMX Club hopes to boost its attempts to recruit new members.

It currently has around 50 members and meets at Summerhill on Saturdays from 10.30am-12.30pm and on Wednesdays from 6.30-8.30pm.

Anyone interested in joining can simply turn up at a meeting.

Information is available on the club’s website at www.northeastbmx.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NorthEastBMXClub Alternatively, telephone Brent Featherstone on 07974838618.

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

BMX SUMMERHILL . PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE