Southlake Illawarra’s Mitchell Ramm is ready to take it to the WA riders this weekend for Stage 2 of the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Series.
COVER PIC: Mitchell Ramm at the Sydney BMX Club. Stage 1 of the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Series. (pic courtesy of Get Snapt)
There will be close to 350 riders competing this weekend at the Westside BMX Club and within that number is a strong contingent of East Coast riders.
The national series has an all-embracing theme, it welcomes riders of all ages with various abilities and goals in the hope of spreading the sport of BMX. For some, it is competing against the best of the best for results and podium places. For others, it is to simply be a part of the action.
Maybe it’s both?
Southlake/Illawarra’s Mitchell Ramm falls into this category quite nicely. The 35+ men’s open wheel rider got around the first stage of the national series in Sydney and is now making the 4000km trip across the country to compete this weekend.
Watch his race from Sydney below.
But Ramm won’t be alone in his journey across Australia with 55 other East Coast competitors from Queensland (16), Victoria (10), Tasmania (2), the ACT (1) and his home state of NSW (27).
There are a handful of top tier competitors in the contingent travelling east, as well as a squad of challenge riders ready to give it their all in Perth.
The challenge crew consists of riders from as young as Braxton Behrendt from Toowoomba (QLD) in the 6-boy’s sprockets to Manly’s (NSW) Pierre Lodygensky in the 40-44 men’s 20-inch and cruiser.
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For Ramm, his first dig in stage one left him wanting more after he was pushed off the track in the final.
“I really enjoyed Sydney. I qualified sixth for the final and finished eighth after getting pushed over the berm. Racing aside, it was a great event and the track was really fast,” Ramm said.
“I haven’t ridden that much since last year. I had a crash at Southlake and I’ve only just returned from injury. Sydney was my first race back and I thought I’d do a couple more of the national series rounds. I can’t wait for Westside.”
Alongside the racing on track, Ramm has a special passion for BMX off it. Owner of Michram Industries, Ramm follows his team of riders around the country and while he watches them, he loves the opportunity to get on the bike and be part of the atmosphere.
“I wasn’t really riding much during my injury and with my focus on the team, I spend a lot of my time following and supporting them,” he said.
“But when I can, I race simply for fun and to hang out with the BMX crew.
“I like travelling and I’ve loved BMX since I started at the age of 14 or 15.”
Good luck to all riders this weekend and we look forward to seeing you all in action.
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See you there!