BMX RACING GUIDE
BMX is short for Bicycle Motocross, and for thousands of people around the world, BMX is a part of their life, not just a Bike! BMX is a key cycling discipline, as well as a great way to stay fit, for many this becomes a key part of their lives with a great social and sporting community. For some riders, it is one of many cycling disciplines building skills necessary for Road, Track and Mountain biking and for others BMX becomes more of a focused discipline, even, some would say, an obsession!
But even within BMX there are worlds within worlds. From the urban concrete of the skatepark with its loose and informal sub- culture to the razor sharp Olympic discipline of racing at 65kph over a purpose-built dirt track – the scope of BMX to engage with such a kaleidoscope of people is almost unmatched by any other sport.
Of all the various forms of BMX, racing is the discipline that is the most organised. As such, there are a few things you’ll need to know about if you want to try it out or get involved. That’s what this guide is all about.
So, if you’ve ever thought about giving it a go, if your kids are dying to hit the track, if you want to get a little bit fitter, or if you simply want to revisit the fun and freedom that you may have felt when cycling as a youngster, then we’re here to help you get started.
Cardiff BMX Racing Club
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