Published: 13th Aug 2023 Images: Scottish Cycling

Pump Track finalists put on show for Danny MacAskill

Pump Track racing may be a new discipline for Scottish Cycling, but our Race The Worlds finals were every bit as exciting as we hoped.

The last of our four finals to take place during the World Championships, the action was every bit as fun and fierce as our other disciplines, as some extremely talented young bike riders went head-to-head at Cathkin Braes. 

Taking on a short, but demanding course on the amazing Pump Track at Cathkin, the best U12, U14 and U16 boys and girls put on a show as a certain Danny MacAskill watched on, before presenting medals and winners jerseys to those that topped the standings. 

Testing fitness, speed and technical proficiency, the course saw the cream rise to the top, with riders from BMX, Mountain Bike and Pump Track specialists showing what they were made of. 

In the U16 Boys it was BMX man Lewis Cook who triumphed, his 30.799 second time the fastest of the day, earning him one of our custom Santini winners jerseys. The U16 girls title went the way of Alexis McCartney, Violet Gunn taking the spoils in the U14 Girls. 

The U14 Boys was another hotly fought category, Highlander Caleb Rigg bettering the time set by Cumbernauld’s Copper McCrum, Josh Findlay rounding out the podium. In the U12 Boys we saw the closest contest of the day, Lyle Beattie’s time of 34.032 seeing him take gold by less than a tenth of a second from Brodie Geddes. Last but not least were the U12 Girls, Ruby Warren running out a clear winner. 

A massive well done to all our finalists who represented their regions brilliantly. A huge thank you also goes to the organisers, commissaires and Danny MacAskill for putting on a great day of racing.