18th Aug, 2019

Hundreds of people turn up to cheer on BMX riders

Ross Crawford 11th Aug, 2019

HUNDREDS of people turned up to cheer on the riders at the Stay Strong Summer Jam at Redditch BMX track on Saturday.

Billed as a fundraiser for local X-Games and Gravity Games gold medallist Stephen Murray who was injured in a freak accident, the crowd thrilled to the action which saw novices and experts compete as well as a closely fought pro-am competition.

“We had a good number of competitors right across all categories. The standard of riding was really high and everyone had lots of fun,” said Steve Rooke who helped found the club.

“It was a great team effort all round and Stephen had an amazing time – we’re all still coming down from it.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to Brad Mulholland for running it on the day. It was truly amazing.”

Also there enjoying the thrills and spills were the Redditch leader of Redditch borough council Matt Dormer and Councillors Pattie Hill and Mike Rouse.

n The next event at Redditch BMX and skatepark is a major rollerblading event, the Brummie Blade Bash.

It’s sponsored by Tru Apparel and it’s this Saturday, August 10 starting at 12noon.

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