What is BMX Racing all About?
BMX Racing is an Olympic sport and has been ever since it was introduced at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2021, South Region rider Bethany Shriever became Britain's first gold medalist in the sport moments after Kye Whyte, another South Region rider, had won the first ever British medal in the sport (Silver in the Mens event). Here are some of our riders meeting Beth at the British Championships in August of that year.
BMX is extremely family friendly. Indeed, at Andover BMX Club we have many inter-generational members. It is certainly not unheard of for grandparents to be on the track from time to time.
"I love BMXing. Andover has taught me so much. Always try new things, keep practicing and remember to never give up"
"I love that my dad rides as well. One day I might even let him beat me in a race"
Click here to download our document detailing what to expect on your first Raceday and how to enter etc
Click here to download the BMX South Region pamphlet on getting into BMX Racing and what equipment you need etc
Below are some links to some other useful websites that provide further information on the sport of BMX racing or equipment/services related to this fun and exhilarating sport.
British Cycling How to get into BMX - The first stop on your BMX journey
British Cycling BMX Events - Book riders into national, regional and some club races here
BMX South Region - Our regional authority and links to all the other clubs in our region
DC Cycles - Local BMX race supplier
Crucial BMX - Another supplier based in our region
OGloves - Supplier of excellent waterproof thermal gloves that many of our riders (and some of their parents) wear
Indy Racing - Top end carbon rims for MTB and BMX
BMXTalk - News from the world of BMX Racing