Freddie shines on debut at British Championship

Quad Bike champ Freddie Robinson . Pic Richard Ponter 151604a
Quad Bike champ Freddie Robinson . Pic Richard Ponter 151604a
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Six-year-old Freddie Robinson is celebrating after claiming a third-place finish on his debut at the British Quad XC Championships in Wales on Sunday.

Freddie, who lives in Sawdon and regularly races with Scarborough club Mud in your Blood on Seamer Road, entered the competition for the first time and was surprised to finish in third place.

The Sherburn School pupil said: “I was a bit nervous but I was looking forward to it as well.

“We had to go around the course with someone before the race, it was great.”

Freddie’s dad Paul made his return to quad racing after a three-year absence and missed out on seeing Freddie lift his silverware.

He said: “I wanted to start racing again and thought it would be good to enter Freddie into a race too.

“I thought he was winding me up when he told me I’d missed him picking up his trophy, I thought he’d taken it off the table.

“It’s brilliant, I’m really proud of him, even if he has been bragging about finishing higher in his class than me all week.”

Freddie, who raced in the 50cc class for under-eights, will be out again for round three of the Championship in Gloucestershire on May 24.

The Mud in your Blood sessions take place near Musham Bank on Wednesdays from 6pm onwards, and on Saturdays from noon.

Paul added: “The sessions are great, it’s a good set-up.”