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.

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