Phantoms ace Leah makes British final

Peterborough Phantoms rider Leah Pearson put in a fantastic performance to reach the final when taking part in the huge HSBC British BMX Championships in Blackpool at the weekend.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 8:15 am
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 9:23 am
Leah Pearson (left) on the podium.

The event featured over 1,000 riders from all across the UK and there were over 50 riders in Pearson’s 30+ female cruiser class.

She was in cracking form in her motos (heats), gaining a win and two second places to breeze into the semi-finals.

There she was second again and went on to claim fifth spot in the A final.

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Jazz Newton in action.

Several other Phantoms riders were in action, racing for the East Anglia region team, and Joseph Carey also looked set for a final placing.

He was competing in the Male 12yrs class and comfortably made it through to the semi-finals. But unluckily for him a crash ended his racing for the day.

Elsewhere, Beth Campbell rode in the female 17+ class and reached the semi-finals where she was eighth while George Fox and Liam Arnett reached the quarter-finals of the Male 7yrs and Male 9yrs respectively.

Bradley Goulding and Jazz Newton rode in the Male 10yrs and both made it through the motos in a field of 84 riders.