Birmingham BMX Track: 4x Thursdays - Video

Mar 12, 2017 at 16:43
by Taylor Smith  
Views: 1,433    Faves: 4    Comments: 1

Thursday the 9th of March 2017 played host to the second consecutive monthly 'Pizza Session' at the phenomenal 'Birmingham BMX Track'. Established in 2009 , Birmingham BMX Club has progressed from humble beginnings at the former BMX track at Perry Park to now being the host club of the Birmingham BMX Race Track. The track was built by Clark and Kent Contractors and was the legacy of the BMX World Championships that was hosted by Birmingham City Council in Birmingham in 2012. With funding from Sport England and Birmingham City Council the Birmingham BMX Race Track has become one of the best BMX venues in the UK and Europe. The club has hosted a number of events over the years from Club racing to Regional racing to National events through to the British BMX Championships. We are committed as a club to develop riders of all ages and to have fun at the same time. Maybe a World Champion will come from Birmingham BMX Club.

Come 2017, organisers of the British Downhill Series teamed up with the track for a once a month session where anyone, of any age, can turn up on any bike and just have crack at it. We had 5 year olds trying to beat their dads round the track and people on full mountain bikes, and they were all bought together by one common love of bikes... and pizza; did I mention there was pizza. Come 9'o'clock there is a lull in the riding as everyone tucks into some great pizza.

The next event will be on the 13th of April, make sure you get yourself along, be you an Olympian or someone who has never even set foot on a BMX track, come down and give it a go. Worst comes to worst, theres always pizza.

Check out the Birmingham BMX Track Website here.
Film by Taylor Smith
Words by Taylor Smith and Chris Wilkins (Club Chairman)


MENTIONS: @FilmSmith / @si-paton




11 Comments

  • 10 0
 What more could I want? How about some actual support and commitment from British cycling to this kind of scene and all of its riders. Great event looks super fun and I'd love to go to something like this
  • 10 1
 4x is where it's at. If you are north of the border we are on every Wednesday at Cumbernauld National BMX track for riders of all abilities too! Big Grin #4xwednesdays
  • 2 0
 This place is literally 5 minutes from my door in Great Barr. I keep meaning to go and check it out but never get around to it.
  • 2 0
 Do it man! It's such great fun, keep your eyes peeled on facebook as there will be lots of posts about the next one nearer the time Smile
  • 3 0
 Bloody good edit as per usual TJ! Even managed to get my bouncy bike and a close up on there!
  • 3 0
 Yeh bwoii! Stonkin edit TJ.....cheers to Si Paton for his passion and time in getting these events off the ground ????????
  • 2 0
 I remember bombing round the old Perry Barr track back in the 80's when I was a kid - great fun. I might try and get along to one in the coming months.
  • 3 0
 looks awesome fun, wish I was closer!
  • 2 0
 Where abouts are you? It may be going to different venues in future Smile
  • 2 0
 @Joebohobo: all the way over in Norfolk/Suffolk. Plenty of bmx tracks, not at Brums level though
  • 2 0
 looks a great atmosphere ,we need one in every city

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