Updated: Feb 24
24th February 2021
Big changes for the 2022 Mx Season as I’m moving up to GASGAS 85.
I’m really excited and a bit nervous I’m trying to get as much practice in as possible before the race season starts.Im up to 15 hours already.
Because the bikes heavier longer and bigger, I can’t quite touch the floor yet I’m concentrating on my pre season fitness doing a daily 5 minutes programme of
1 minute press ups
1 minute squats
1 minute plank
1 minute mountain climbers
1 minute split jumps
It’s hard I’m only doing it once but gonna start doing it twice a day.
This year championships I’ve entered
I can’t thank TDF enough for there on going support.
21st December 2021
Hi Everyone 😊
Can’t believe the 2021 Mx season is over , what a season though my last year on a 65cc as going up to 85sw ✊🏾✊🏾
I like to set myself targets for each race and the whole season
Keep good technique
Win a race
I did all of them and I’m so HAPPY 😀 I hard to push hard sometimes but loved it.
I improved all my lap times from start of season by at least 20 seconds
I cleared all the jumps I wanted to
Got my race win on last round for Corsham Scc which gave me 2nd overall in the championship. I couldn’t believe it those boys had left for dust at the start of the season they are such good riders.
Best track this year Brookthorpe I love everything about it I could ride it every day
Best Race GRITTENHAM last race of 2021 championship
I have had so much fun this year I get to see all my Mx friends and made new friends, raced against some really good fast riders I love a challenge.
I have to thank my Grand dad Kev for making it all possible ❤️
Thank you to all my sponsors for making all my dreams come true ❤️
And a special thanks to my MX family for all there support and kind words trackside ❤️
Looking forward to riding my
2022 let’s go 😊
6th October 202
Hi everyone 👋
We are now half way through the Mx season.
It’s great to practice or race every weekend, the more I ride the more confident I get.
It’s great seeing all my Mx family and buddies every week 😊
I have had some amazing new Mx experiences this month
Rock til sundown I entered the SuperCross competition I’ve never done super cross before but wanted to try it
I didn’t get on with it at I don’t know what it was but really struggled to get my rhythm and ended up just getting frustrated with myself which made things worse, everyone said I did well for a first timer but I wasn’t happy 🙁 I don’t think I’ll do it again but who knows eh.
Corsham scc championship was at Bushton a track I really like I got first in practice ✊🏾✊🏾
The track had been prepped well I felt my jumping was smooth and high all my cornering training with Mx Coach Rikki Priest is definitely paying off and the train with Fabian senior and junior has helped me loads
Can’t thank them enough 😊
I had some brilliant battles and got third overall which m well happy with 💪🏾
End of the month went to Master Kids this is probably the biggest competition I’ve been to 120 in the 65 group with some of the fastest 65 riders in the country.
I placed in group A after 1st practice there was 40 in my
group boy there was some fast riders but I concentrated on my race and after 2 days place 28th out of 120 I was happy 😃
I’ve got to thank my sponsors for helping me on my mx journey and a huge thanks to all my mx buddies and all the people that help support and encourage me ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
7th August 2021
Well the 2021 Mx season is well underway and I’m loving it the practice days race days and seeing all my Mx Buddies.
This is my first proper season racing on my YZ 65 , I thought if I can come in the top 10 then I’d be over the moon.
Corsham Championship has had a 3 races and I’m doing ok Better than I thought I’m 3rd in the championship standings.
I also did my first BSMA NATIONALS @ PenYbont I was a bit nervous but got 14th overall out of 42 riders so was over the moon
I am really happy with my jumps and still improving all
the time but cornering is also much better I’m more confident I still need to work in my gate starts but I did get my first Holeshot in a 65 race so things are definitely coming together.
I’ve got to thank my nan and grandad and my TDF team mates and there families for all there encouragement
Thanks guys ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
18th June 2021
Well the 2021 Mx season has finally stated tracks open for practice and racing.
I race with Corsham SCC and they have been putting on lots of practice days and pre races which is brilliant as I haven’t been able to much gate practice.
Can’t thank my TDF team mates #259 Fabian Morrison and # 112 Hollie Roberts we’ve arrange some practice sessions together and I can’t thank them enough for all the help and encouragement they give me makes me feel more confident in my ability they even let me have a go on there 85’s 🤣
I’ve also been out my Oset to help with my balance and strength
1sr race for Corsham 2021 got 7th overall which I’m really happy with for the the first race of the season ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
16th May 2021
Kayden Crane #446 I am 9 years old and attend St Mary’s Catholic School Bath. I ride a YZ 65 and my new graphics for 2021 season are black and grey snow camouflage.
Ive been really busy out on my bike since my last blog as tracks are now back open. I am so happy to be back on my bike practicing and competing and to see all my MX Buddies.
I’ve been to my normal local practice tracks but also some new ones Brookthorpe , 5 Oaks and Frocester these are now definitely in my top 10 of favourite tracks.
I also got to meet the legend Tommy Searle #100 he was so nice and friendly he signed my helmet and my top.
I’ve done 2 pre races Cusses Gore 2 dayer and got 16th overall which I was really happy with and Frocester where I came away with 3rd overall I enjoyed both races and was able to practice start gates which is what I know I needed to work on. I’ve got the nationals coming up so over excited it’s good to race with faster riders I can learn so much., my TDF team mates Hollie Roberts, Ben Sullivan and Fabian Morris who always support and encourage me
16th March 2021
KAYDEN CRANE # 446 I am 9 years old and live in Bath Somerset, I attend St Mary’s Catholic School Bath. 2021 season I will racing on my Yamaha YZ 65. I am racing with Corsham Ssc championship and I have entered the Southwest Shield and for the first time I’m taking part in BSMA Nationals Rock Til Sundown Master Kids Really excited for the 2021 season can’t wait to get started I’m going to give 100% and keep learning as much as I can and I’m up for the challenge.
5th January 2021
Hi my name is Kayden Crane #446 i am 9 years old I ride a yz 65 and husqvarna 65.
2020 has not been great because I haven’t been able to ride with tracks closed and no racing 😥
I’ve only managed to practice a couple of times at my local track cheddar motopark but I have been able to do some cornering training with Mx coach Rikki Priest he really helps me with my confidence and technique.
The best thing about December if Christmas, I got a lot of MX stuff, new Fox kits, Fox gloves and jackets. I also got a new 15ft trampoline so I can practice my back flips and front flips. I got an Oset for my birthday so I’ve been out on it on a mountain bike trail through the wood which was great fun and riding my Oset will help me with my MX riding. I got MXGP19 for my PlayStation so I play online with my friends.
I’ve made some new buddies Hollie, Fabian and Ben who are TDF riders. It’s great when you go to a tack and see your friends there. I can’t wait for next year to actually ride every week, race and practice and see my MX buddies.
Happy New Year ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
18th November 2020
Hi my name is Kayden Crane #446 I am 8 years old.
I got to do a practice day at Arlingham which is one of my favourite tracks it’s got everything I like jumps,left and right corners and some woops ✊🏾 the first 2 sessions brilliant really happy with technique and really pushing 3rd session started well and then a collision I hit my chest on the handle bars and did a full flip it hurt and took ages to get me breath back but that’s motocross.
One of my Mx buddies invited me to PCE I never been there before and love going to different tracks it rained all the way there so by the time we got there a lot of the track was underwater and not really rideable but I gave it go 2 laps and the bike was smoking !!!!
Luckily they had 2 small tracks which didn’t really hold as much water so we were able to have a blast out.
Because of COVID all the tracks are now closed again so I spend most of my time out on my mountain bike or my BMX stunt bike which keeps me fitted I enjoy trying out new stunts.
If I can’t get out I watch all the MX GP I’d love to be there one day
2020 hadn’t been what I expected for my first season on my 65 but every time I get to go out I have fun and it’s good to catch with my Mx buddies.”
It’s been great being a part of TDF they really are like family
Thanks guys ❤️
18th October 2020
Hi my name is Kayden Crane 446 I ride a Yz 65
I am proud to be a member of the TDF family they encourage and are so supportive even if I don’t see them they always message to see how I’m getting on.
I try and get out at least 2 times a week even though I haven’t done anymore races it’s great to be out riding.
I’ve been to my local tracks but also 3 new tracks Thornbury was muddy but good the ruts were massive so was hard work used my Duck smart when I got home Yarley Mx which boy was steep I didn’t feel confident enough to do the big track so had fun on the small track working on my body position and cornering I then met up with Hollie another TDF member who encouraged me to have a go on the big track I’m so glad I gave it a go it was brilliant and I wished I tried it earlier but I will know next time I go there.
Moto46 is now one of my favourite tracks because they have bug jumps and nice corners and it’s really close to home .
I did my first Enduro race with Core Events and absolutely loved it ✊🏾✊🏾
You don’t get any practice laps as in Mx so the start was a bit scary I didn’t know where I was going and what it was like and the race was 1 hour non stop I only get to come in for fuel and a drink and I had to remember to stop and get my Tag punched to say how many laps I had done. It was good fun going through the woods and across the stubble fields which were quite steep hills so glad I out a new set of my Kendra tyres on they definitely helped , I did come off a couple of times in the woods but just got back in and carried on.
I managed to do 7 laps and cane in 4th I couldn’t believe it I worked definitely do another one 100%.
18th September 2020
Hi Kayden here Lots of happened since my last blog , I’m still working on my race starts, cornering by going to a different track every week end. I’m really enjoying my YZ 65 , I’m having so much fun on the different tracks trying to get out of my comfort zone and my confidence is growing on my technique starts and cornering . Even though I wasn’t going to race this year I entered 2 Races. My first race was at Arlingham Mx I had ridden the track before and like the layout but boy I was nervous Race 1 It was a full gate 43 riders my start want great but I pushed hard and got 13th happy days Race 2 better start but had 2 offs but still managed to finish 14th I felt really proud of myself My 2nd race was at Grittenham Mx a local track to me another full gate 43 riders race 1 my starts were better but still need work , I had a few battles which were great and finished 18th Race 2 much better start it was quite rutty so challenging in some areas finished 20th Race 3 good start so over the moon finished 17th I had a fab day it’s not about where I finished I had a brilliant day seeing my Mx buddies and making new Mx friends. TDF jet ski organised a family fun day in Port Talbot I met Lynne she’s so nice and smiley I loved it on the back of the jet ski and watching them so all there stunts and tricks every one was really nice and kind I can’t wait to go back I’ve met a few older TDF members Fabian and Holly they were so kind and friendly both watched me race and practice and were really encouraging It’s great to be part of this amazing family Thank you Lisa @TDF SOUTHWEST for believing in me and giving me this amazing opportunity
10th August 2020
was really looking forward to 2020 mx season as I have moved up from 50 to 65cc
I have a husqvarna 65 it's not been easy during lockdown but I tried to keep myself busy by doing fitness training and going out in my mountain bike or doing stunts in my bmx
It really cheered me up when I got my graphics ftom essential decals and my TDF kit from 24r and my tyres from kenda
It's not been easy learning the gears on the the 65 so much more to think about
I'm so happy that practice tracks are now open I try and go every Saturday and Sunday so far I've been to cheddarmx
Grittenham minchinhampton marshfield Arlingham and Wilden indoor
I also have state sessions with mx coach rikki Priest he has really helped my confidence
I now have Yamaha YZ65 which im loving
I'm not going to rush into any races until I feel 100% I'm gonna spend this year working on my technique and getting as much practise as possible on as many tracks as I can #446
16th May 2020
16TH MAY 2019
Hi I’m really missing Motorcross!!!!!!!!!! It would have been my first season on my 65, I had been working on gears it was really hard to start off but I just kept trying , I started going having sessions with Rikki Priest and it really helped. I will always give 100% to thank out sponsors cheddarmx Goss mx Xite energy Kenny racing Kenda motocycle Thirty 4 racing Essential decals So while are in lockdown I’m working on keeping fit and have done my own fitness video that I do every day and I go on my mountain bike and BMX Watching u tube I watch Sam Pilgrim to get tricks to do and Graham Jarvis to get enduro skills Thanks again to TDF and can’t wait for all of TDF to get together ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
Hi my name is Kayden Crane. I am 8 years old and i live in Bath.
I have just finished my 1st MX season on my TC 50 Husqvarna and i LOVED it.
It isn't always easy but i always give 100%
There have been highs, lows, bumps and bruises. I try and practice every weekend out of season on different tracks. I have sessions with Alex Snow to work on my technique.
My 2019 Achievements
Represented South Somerset in the South West Championship
Achieved 7 race wins
Got my first Holeshot
Selected to Compete in the North v South Challenge Cup
2nd place overall autos in the South Somerset Championship
2nd place in South Somerset Youth Series
Mountain biking, freestyle gymnastics and finger boarding
My Favourite MX Riders
Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana and Chad Reed
My Favourite Movies
Shrek and Kicking and screaming
My Favourite Food
Pasta, Chicken, Cheese and Ham
Favourite MX Track
For the 2020 season i will be moving up to TC 65 Husqvarna and I'm really excited. Im over the moon the TDF have asked me to race for them
I will always give 100% and one day i will be world champion