Thurlby cycling sensation Ryan Hutchinson is leading the British BMX Series after performing out of his skin in the latest round of the national championship.
The British BMX series rolled into Preston last month for rounds four and five of the season and, even though the weather was against the riders, Hutchinson did not seem to be fazed.
Hutchinson, who races for Braintree Bullets BMX club and who is in only his second full season of national racing, is already a member of British Cycling’s Olympic Talent Team.
In the latest round of races he secured his second national win on his first day of racing in the 16-year-old category.
Hutchinson rode a brilliant first straight and was determined to make the first corner his and after some banging elbows he kept composed to take the win.
Hutchinson made the A final on the Sunday and nearly took his third win but, leading into the last corner, he collided with a fellow rider and was forced off the track.
Remarkably he showed great balance and cycle skills to rejoin the race to take a well deserved second position.
After five out of ten rounds Hutchinson currently leads the British BMX series in the under-16s by a small margin.
After a hard weekend in Preston, Ryan travelled to Manchester for a two-day Olympic Talent Team training camp which involved gate practice, manuals and other core skills.
Last weekend was BMX East series round five which was held at Peterborough.
Hutchinson raced up into 17+ Superclass where he made the A final and finished the day with a solid third.
He is now back in training for the next national series round six and seven which is being held at Derby, with the aim of staying top of the standings.