Castle Hill BMX Club wins 10 national titles

BMX bandits: Castle Hill BMX Club's plate holders: (l-r) Annie Randell, Julian Carruthers, Aston Wypych-Coles, Sophie Craig, Ashlee Miller, Paige Harding and Michael Carruthers.

BMX bandits: Castle Hill BMX Club's plate holders: (l-r) Annie Randell, Julian Carruthers, Aston Wypych-Coles, Sophie Craig, Ashlee Miller, Paige Harding and Michael Carruthers.

Castle Hill BMX Club returned from the 2014 BMX Nationals in Shepparton with 10 national plates.

About 24 BMX riders raced against more than 1300 others from around Australia. With up to eight riders in each race, it's around a 400-metre track to determine the fastest riders in Australia.

The top eight riders in each age group can wear their winner's "plate" number on their number plate for the next year.

Five of the 10 plates were first place, including Julian Carruthers (8 Boys); Aston Wypych-Coles (12 Boys and the 12 and Under Cruiser Boys); Ashlee Miller (13 Girls); and Michael Carruthers (39 and Under Retro).

Annie Randell came third in the 45+ Cruiser Women; Michael Carruthers came fourth in the 35-39 Cruiser Men and sixth in the 35-39 Men; Paige Harding came fifth in the 11 Girls; and Sophie Craig came sixth in the 9 Girls.

Last year the club brought back six national plates (as well as four world title plates and 22 state plates) and is hoping to do even better at this year's nationals.

Not many clubs in Australia have four world plates holders and this was the best ever results for the club.

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