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Rockets prepare for Easter Sunday day of racing

RUNNYMEDE Rockets hosted their first open race day last weekend with more than 50 riders taking part.

Saturday March 10 was the first time the newly reformed club has hosted a competitive day of riding at the refurbished facility in Brackendene, Addlestone Moor.

The day served as a 'dry run' for Easter Sunday when up to 300 riders will descend on the Runnymede track for the South Summer Series, Round Two; an important regional race meet.

Tony Horan, chairman of the Rockets who helped rescue the Brackendene track from a life of brambles, said: "It was an open race, a kind of dry run for our regional heat event which is taking place on Easter Sunday.

"There were plenty of club members racing and because it was an open race day there were also people from other clubs like Gosport and numerous others.

"We had about 52 riders taking part which was probably about right. At the regional event there will be about 300 riders so it was good preparation."

He added: "All of the riders are very impressed with the track; everything is good. We have had a lot of newcomers coming down to be introduced to the world of BMX and on Saturday we had about 20 new faces. We have more than 100 members now."

The South Summer Series, Round Two, will take place on Sunday April 8.

Open practice begins at 10am and the first race of the day will start at 12.45pm.

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