Schwalbe British 4x Round 1 - Leamington Spa

Apr 5, 2011
by Duncan Philpott  
Leamington Spa saw the first round kick off with a win for Scott Beaumont in the Elite male category and Katy Curd in the Elite female. Each secured a convincing win in their categories with Scott Beaumont winning every moto he raced.Leamington Spa saw the first round kick off with a win for Scott Beaumont in the Elite male category and Katy Curd in the Elite female. Each secured a convincing win in their categories with Scott Beaumont winning every moto he raced.
Katy Curd with her eyes on the prize
Katy Curd with her eyes on the prize

A large turnout of spectators supported the 170 entered riders through a variety of weather, some motos taking place in bright sunlight and others in the beating rain.

Some were better prepared for the rain than others
Some were better prepared for the rain than others

Race Video:
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Dartmoor / Slam 69 video:
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Elite men:
1st - Scott Beaumont - Rocky Mountain UK
2nd - Keiran McAvoy
3rd - Martin Ogden - Bradford Bandits BMX Club
4th - Nathan Parson - Bikeyard / Nukeproof
5th - Jake Ward - 44Racing


Elite Women:
1st - Katy Curd - Rose Bikes
2nd - Nichola Anderson - Team Nakedracing
3rd - Jess Greaves
4th - Suzanne Lacey - Five Two Race Team
5th - Cara Murray


Matt Jones showing some style on the
Matt Jones showing some style on the "Pro line" mid race

Dark clouds rolling in
Dark clouds rolling in


Future Rounds:
Rd2 May 8th PORC - Kent
Rd3 May 28th - Afan
Rd4 July 16th - Harthill
July 17th Harthill - National Champs
Rd5/6 August 13/14th - Southwest Extreme
Rd7 September 18th - Redhill



27 Comments

  • + 12
 I love 4x
  • + 0
 i wish there was 4x races in bc
  • + 5
 There was 4x racing all winter at the Abbotsford indoor track.
  • + 1
 did anyone else have trouble loading the first video, it just stopped after 13 seconds for me?!?!

liked the second vid though 4x FTW
  • + 1
 the second video i think was the DMR pump track challenge and stuff, not too sure tho
  • + 2
 apart from the obvious fort william why the hell are there no 4x tracks in scotland ?
  • + 4
 There's a 4x at mabie forest mate Smile
  • + 1
 have they re built leamingtons track? i went in the summer and i didnt look like this? i could barely ride it then let along now :/
  • + 1
 ok i thought Rd6 12th September was at Chicksands – Bedfordshire???????? or have they not updated there web site since last year ?????
  • + 1
 No Chicksands this year and the website has changed, check it out here: www.british4x.com

Race Dates here: www.british4x.com/category/race
  • + 1
 cheers fella i will get on to chicky about updateing there site.... kinda gutted there is no chicky this year i dont get to many 4x races but as chicky is only just round the corner from me i never miss it.. they dun a few track mods this year and is looking pritty sick well hopefully next year. might have to nip to redhill in the mean time p.s chears for the links
  • + 1
 yeah does anyone know why they arent havin it a chicksands ?
  • + 3
 nice pics
  • - 6
flag F8L-DJ (Apr 5, 2011 at 20:07) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry, but was I watching bmx? I just don't get 4x when it's not ridden on a mtb track.
  • + 4
 that was ridden on a 4x track... bmx tracks dont normally go down hills there normally like on flat whereas that was going down a hill and is a 4x track !
  • + 2
 Its an old bmx track, which a 4x team took over and altered for 4X racing. Was a good race but cant wait for the more MTB tracks like afan.
  • + 1
 Oh and F8L-DJ. Learn what a bmx looks like Big Grin
  • + 1
 yeah for pommy humor Joebohobo, I own a GT bmx, but not sure what shade of blue and white it's paintjob is. I've ridden bmx tracks that were rougher than the above.. That simply is not mountain biking in my opinion. And you can hardly call that mound of dirt a hill. No, I am not a British Cheerleader so neg prop if you wish, but there are reasons why our wheels are bigger and there are reasons that we pay for suspension forks that cost much more than an entire bmx!
  • + 1
 fair enough, i was thinking about it and yeh i guess it is actually more of a bmx track than a 4x track
  • + 1
 anyone know what song that is in the first video?
  • + 1
 I don't feel like looking up the song name, but the artist is Pretty Lights and its off either their first or second album. Great guys and cool music.
  • + 2
 first song was metaform - crush
  • + 1
 why are the first two sentences repeated btw??
  • + 1
 Sickkkk!
  • - 3
 Why is all the 4X racing down south ?

I see what Joebohobo is saying, but to me, this looks like a variation on BMXing, so I'll never understand why it's considered an MTB discipline.
  • + 1
 Maybe because its ridden on mountainbikes, but if you see some of the other tracks in the nps then youll see why, look at the afan track, that would never be a bmx track and pretty much all the other tracks in the series

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