Very busy time for Kyle Ryde

Kyle Ryde with the awards won in Birmingham
Kyle Ryde with the awards won in Birmingham

KYLE Ryde has been a very busy young man of late.

The Jacksdale racer was recently crowned British 125cc Road Racing champion, and whilst he was racing in Spain for the last two rounds of the Spanish CEV championship, his mother Janine was attending the East Midlands BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards at Loughborough University.

Kyle had been nominated for the Junior Sportsperson Award but was pipped to the title by Leicester Cyclist, Junior World Champion Lucy Garner.

Upon his return from notching two fine results in Spain, Kyle was asked to re-open the newly re-furbished NatWest Bank in Eastwood before dashing over to the NEC at Birmingham for the international Bike Show where he was on several trade stands signing autographs, and also asked to go on the Celebrity Chat Show stage.

Kyle had the pleasure of taking part in a Sports Quiz and being on the same team as the former England cricketer and three times Strictly Come Dancing winner Darren Gough.

Kyle then returned to the NEC once again for another awards ceremony, this one being the British Superbikes official charity dinner-dance where he was presented with the Riders Fund ‘Young & Upcoming Rider of the Year 2011’.

Whilst it was an incredible achievement of becoming the youngest ever British 125cc road racing champion, it was a fitting end to his championship-winning year.

He has also been nominated for the Nottinghamshire County Council’s 2011 ‘Junior Sports Person of the Year Award’ which is announced in January.

Meanwhile, Kyle and his former RS Race Team owner Ryan Saxilby have parted company after their championship wining year.

Ryan has signed up two new riders for the 2012 season, whilst Kyle and Team 77 look forward to a new challenge ahead in 2012.