For Taylor Hammal the first round of the season was the British Youth Nationals at Northampton, with rain leading up to the event and showers during the weekend the track was rutted and technical, the first race went very well winning the race by nearly a minute. But for the second race things didn’t go so smoothly, after a bad start he made his way to the front before the end of the first lap to then crash, after three more crashes finally finishing the race in seventh, the next three races went better with three more wins taking the overall victory.
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Footage of the last round of the British MX championships at Lyng to get you warmed up for the next round of bar banging battles at Milton MX Park, Details of how to get there are here – http://www.miltonmxpark.co.uk/about.htm
Charge clothing will be there, so hope to see you there too!
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MTB Dirt Jump Specialist Matt Cooper Sponsored by Charge clothing
Charge clothing sponsored BMX racer 12 year old Ben Turner is off to the UCI World championships next week in Birmingham representing the UK. In 07 and 09 he was national champion and in 09 he also won the euro round here in the UK.
Riding in 13 age group in bmx, small wheel 85 MX, youth at 4x and downhill MTB he has been riding MX and BMX for six years
In 2010 swapped back to MX and enduro and won the putoline enduro championship, last year had a broken arm which slowed the year down but had a few enduro wins towards the end of the year, in the last few months he has rode 4x, MX enduro, MX and even had a win in round 2 of the minibike champs, he has just changed MX bike but had a good first time ride last weekend and had a 4th at Finningly.
My name is Scott Roberts, I am 20 years old and live in a small town in Stourport. I learnt to ride a bike at the age of 4 and every day from then I just get more and more of a buzz from riding, I started of racing downhill at the age of 13 then after a few years made a transfer to race 4x a more adrenaline, action packed sport and I now race 4x at World, European and National level.
I have great sponsors that makes this happen, Identiti Bikes, Adidas Eyewear, Schwalbe Uk, Charge Clothing, Tsg, MRP, Halo, Shimano, White Brothers & Crank Brothers.
- · 4X National Youth Champion 2007
- · Sheffield Indoor Youth Series Champion 2007
- · Qualified 21st in first ever world cup race 2008
- · Finished 2nd Highest Brit after Dan Atherton at 1st World Cup race 2008
- · National championship 2nd place 2009 Junior
- · National championship 2nd place Pro- Elite 2010
- · Welsh championship 2nd place 2010
- Rd1 of the Uci 4x in South Africa 12th place 2011
- Rd2 of the Uci 4x in Scotland 11th place 2011
- · Rd4 of the UCI 4X in Canada 10th place 2011
- · Schwalbe Euro 4X in Leogang Finished 3rd at the 2011
- Schwalbe Euro 4X in Wales Finished 5th 2011
- · Rd4 of the Schwalbe British 4X series Harthill finished 1st 2011
Paulo was born in Brazil and moved to ‘sunny’ England when he was ten. At twelve began skateboarding and when that stopped being a challenge he moved on. So took up Mountain biking always looking for a thrill and living on the edge.
Paulo explains how he got into BMX “I saw a mate of mine BMXing, so I thought I’d give it a go… I haven’t looked back. Love the sport, the adrenalin and the personal competition to be the best. Being from Brazil I was so used to being free and out in the open air at one with the environment. When I bike it’s just me and the bike, I can go anywhere and do anything, I have made some amazing friends whilst riding and cannot imagine not being able to do what I love most.
To fund my obsession I have always fixed bikes, restored the discarded and along with working in a bike shop, I have now set up my own mini-business building and spraying bikes. I love to be creative with my work and give each bike a custom finish. I’m a fun, energetic guy who is passionate about biking and dedicated to success.
Charge clothing will be stopping off at Xfest, Santa pod this weekend, with rhinos Gareth Wilson, Brett Wheeler, Matt Cooper and Paulo Carvalho representing Charge in BMX and MTB competition and Charge stand in trade area with loads of fresh clothing for 2012.
XFest at Santa Pod Raceway is rapidly approaching on the 5th-7th May 2012. The rider lists have just been released and we have a massive line up.
In all Pro competitions, cash prizes are being awarded to the top 10 riders and this is clearly enough to tempt the big guys into the competition. Similarly in the amateur competitions, product prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers. We have Riders from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Australia and more. This truly is a global gathering of the worlds best riders.
Check out www.xfest.co.uk for full rider line up and details on how to book your tickets and head on down there..
Throw in the Monster Truck Displays, The FireForce 3 Jet Funny Car, a freestyle stunt rider competition (street motorbikes), Run What Ya Brung, Drift What Ya Brung Sessions, Live Music across 2 arenas including Big Top Marquee with a HUGE line ups, fun fair and loads more and this is a mix you will not want to miss.