Thurlby’s Ryan Hutchinson has shown impressive form as he switched between BMX and 4X racing seamlessly in a busy two weeks of racing.
Hutchinson raced in the latest rounds of the British BMX series in Manchester last weekend, following a victorious day in the British 4X Series at Redhill a week earlier.
He raced two rounds at Manchester, starting well against a big field of 40 riders from around the country. Ryan finished third, second and first in his first three races to reach the semi-final but after colliding with another rider finished fifth, just missing the cut for the A final. He finished a respectable second in the B final.
In the second round of races on Sunday, two second places and a fourth saw him through to the semis where he came second, beating the national number one racer.
He burst from the start gate, leading the field of eight in the final but unfortunately became unclipped from his pedal and by the time he had clipped back there was no way of catching the field.
Ryan said: “This weekend has been a massive learning curve and a boost for me beating the national number one.”
A week earlier he was riding the larger framed 4X bikes where racing is down a hillside course, unlke the track-based BMX races.
He powered through all his races to maintain his unbeaten record, dominating the race from start to finish.
Ryan boasts an unbeaten record in his second season and is currently leading the championship with four wins from four meetings.