Experts pass on their skills to new generation of riders

PRACTICE TIME: Members of the public try out their newly-acquired skills during Tuesday's training day
PRACTICE TIME: Members of the public try out their newly-acquired skills during Tuesday's training day
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Professional motocross stars including Halstead duo Lewis Tombs and Chris Bastick passed on their skills to members of the public.

The special training day took place at West Row’s Motoland UK track near Mildenhall on Tuesday.

Sixty members of the public, half children and half adults, received training from British championship-winning trio Elliot Banks-Browne, of Bury St Edmunds, Carl Nunn, of Mildenhall, and Neville Bradshaw, of Northampton, as well as UK Supercross Champion Tombs — currently sixth in the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship — and former Eastern Centre champion turned full-time trainer Bastick.

The training track day 
was the second put on by 
Bury St Edmunds-owned company MX Training Events UK and also raised money for the East England 
Air Ambulance through a raffle.

Prizes were donated by local businesses, including from Sible Hedingham-based Jim Aims motorcycle shop, who also provided all riders with a gift bag.

Banks-Browne, a seven-time British motocross champion currently leading the Maxxis series going into the final two rounds, said: “It has been really good and we have had some really good trainers here.

“I have done both of 
the days and no-one else 
has done this in the UK and it has been an awesome experience.

“We have had every 
ability group from beginners to experts and managed to help every rider in 
some way.”

The track was split into sections with each group spending 45 minutes with each trainer before a free session to try out their newly-learned skills.

The bikes used ranged from 50CC autos for the children up to 450CC machines for the adults, with MX Training UK owner Darren Darren Flaum said they would be putting on another event in April next year.