BMX racing is an extreme sport.....but don't let that put you off. It is open to all ages and abilities and makes for an exciting and fun event for all the family. The Olympic panel heard what an amazing sport it is and added it to the games. Will you be the next Beth Shreiver or Kye Whyte?
A race consist of up to 8 riders. where a rider cycles round a 400m track with berms, rhythm sections and jumps. A normal race day will see you racing 3 moto's and a final. Depending on numbers you may need to race a semi final. Check out the video to see what a race day looks like.
Head on down to Decoy BMX club and get yourself on the track.... Don't own a bike....absolutely no problem.....hire one from us for £3 per session. Once you've mastered the track, get yourself booked into club races or even try your hand at a bit of Regional racing.
If you have a street bike then stunt pegs MUST be removed before riding. Race BMX bikes come in a number of sizes from micro (under 6’s) through mini, junior, expert & pro. We can help you find the right size bike to suit you.....Ask at the cabin for assistance.
Bike Hire is available from the club for a fee of £3. We have a limited amount of bikes so these are hired on a first come first serve basis.
You must wear a full face helmet, gloves and appropriate clothing. You must be fully covered no skin showing. If you want to wear shorts you must where full lenth knee pads.
WE have helmets and gloves available to hire on a first come first serve basis.
When you start BMX racing we would advise that you start by competing in club races first. These are mini races that are run by the club (other clubs run races too, which you will be welcome to attend).
Regionals – The next step is Regional racing. They have a novice category which you do not need a race licence for. If you are wanting to race expert you will need a race licence. You can gain one by going on the British Cycling website and searching race licence. To find out more info and get your racing license visit the British Cycling website.
National racing – To compete in the nationals you must compete at regional expert level for for 5 rounds. Its at this level you will travel acorss the whole of the UK competing in 12 rounds.
The British Champs – This is the biggest race of the UK season. You will need a race licence and have to compete in 5 expert rounds of the Summer Regional Series.
International Euro League – You can compete in the international Euro League when you are competing in Nationals. This is an amazing experience as you travel across Europe racing against the best. This follows a similar format to the the National Series, whereby you are in a league in your age category.
European Champs – This is a one off event once a year, similar to the British Champs only for Europe. (you must be 9 years to compete)
The World Champs – This is the biggest event for the challenge riders. A one off event once a year anywhere in the World. (you must be 9 years to compete)
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