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3 Big Stories For London BMX.

I got sent this interesting press release yesterday all involving Peckham BMX club which is based at the track in Burgess Park.
Access sports are currently running a project at the track to get kids involved in sport , this is all going to lead into a fun packed day at the Burgess park track next Saturday which will include local radio DJ’S doing their thing and they will also be racing , which is always good for a laugh!!!
The open day will include demos from top riders , bike maintenance tips , good food and a great day out for all the family.
All details on these events are posted below.
The 3rd big story is the Premier of the “1 Way Up 3D” , which is a BMX film about 2 young BMX racers determined to better their lives , check the story below for your chance to win tickets to the premier.

PRESS RELEASE.
1. First ever BMX Radio Challenge trophy is on Saturday 19th April at Burgess Park.

2. Access Sport’s intense BMX sports programme to reach disadvantaged young people through schools, clubs, volunteers and focus groups meets over 6000 students.

3. 1 Way Up 3D movie by Academy Award ®winners, Shine Global, is the story of the determination of two young athletes and their hope to escape one of London’s toughest gang neighbourhoods and race in the BMX World Championships.

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1. First ever BMX Radio Challenge trophy is on Saturday 19th April at Burgess Park

On Saturday 19th April (Easter weekend) Peckham BMX Club (www.PeckhamBMX.co.uk) will be hosting the first ever race event at the track featuring local radio DJs and BMX riders to compete to win the BMX Radio Challenge trophy.

The event is looking for riders of all ages and abilities to join in the races on the day. To get involved just visit the Burgess Park BMX track (SE5 0AN) either on Thursday evenings 6.30pm to 8.30pm, or Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 1pm until Thursday 17th April. Tell coach CK and his team that you are interested in taking part and have your BMX skills assessed. The first 100 riders to arrive at 10am on Saturday 19th April will race on the day.

DJs from these six local radio stations will also be racing – LightningFM.co.uk (90.8 FM), LondonliveFM.co.uk (103.0 FM), OnTopFM.net (95.5 FM), SDanceLive.com (96.1FM), VibesFM.net (93.7 FM), WeareBANG.com (103.6FM). Tune into hear the DJs talk about their excitement of being involved in first ever the BMX Radio Challenge trophy.

Event day programme on Saturday 19th April

10am to 12pm – Rock up and ride – coaching sessions for all levels

12.30 – The fun day event starts
• BMX demos pro riders and expert club riders
• Celebrity DJs from your local radio stations
• Strider bikes for two to five years
• Learn how to repair your bike with trained BMX bike mechanics

From 1.30pm there will be racing by age groups with awards and great prizes being presented at 4pm, with another chance to ride the open track before the event finishes at 5pm. They’ll be great music playing all day, healthy and tasty food on sale, and demonstrations of the best BMX performances.

About Burgess Park BMX track

In August 2013 Southwark Council opened the £1.1m Burgess Park BMX track which became the new home to Peckham BMX Club. Built by Clark and Kent BMX track contractor specialists, the track is one of the largest in the UK at 350 metres with three, three metre high berms. Its 70 metre pro straight is one of the most challenging in the country, with only a handful of riders being able to jump it including Peckham’s own Olympic Development rider Tre Whyte and World BMX Champion 2012, Quillan Isidore.

Contact Julie Vindis, PR Manager 07973 753014

Email julie.vindis@ondemandpr.com

Visit www.peckhambmx.co.uk to learn more about the club roots and Ck Flash

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2. Access Sport’s intense BMX sports programme to reach disadvantaged young people through schools, clubs, volunteers and focus groups meets over 6000 students.

Access Sport is a charity with a mission is to transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged communities. Access Sport does this by supporting volunteer-led sports clubs to reach their full potential to connect young people in their communities with the social and health benefits of sport.

Participation in community sport amongst 14-25yr olds nationally is actually in decline. This problem is more severe in the more disadvantaged areas of the country – like inner city London. We believe that key to bucking this trend is the ability to generate a buzz and excitement in the local community by identifying and empowering local champions – like coach and Peckham BMX Club founder CK Flash.

Throughout March and into April 2014, Access Sport has been working with Peckham BMX to deliver an intensive project, leading up to the BMX Radio Challenge to gain insight into innovative ways of using sport to engage these young people that are at risk of social exclusion in disadvantaged areas.

During the course of this project coach and Peckham BMX Club founder CK Flash has presented to over 4000 young people in Southwark schools. Through our outreach programme we have been running focus groups with young people to gather their feedback on why they would or would not participate in sport and what life is like in their community. At the Burgess Park track and through our pop up BMX track driven to local community groups we have given over 2000 young people to opportunity to ride BMX that would not have had the chance to try it before.

About Access Sport

Access Sport’s BMX Legacy Project was launched in February 2011 and its success has already been recognised with several awards
•PRO-ACTIVE London Project of the Year
•Special recognition Beyond London 2012 Sport Relief Innovation Award
•London Youth Games Community Partner of the Year with British Cycling
• PRO-ACTIVE London Club & Coach of the Year

Contact Joe McTague, Programme Leader 07896 951536

Email joe.mctague@accesssport.org.uk

Visit www.londonbmx.co.uk to learn about the BMX Legacy Project

Go to www.accesssport.co.uk for more information on Access Sport

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3. 1 Way Up 3D movie by Academy Award ®winners, Shine Global, is the story of the determination of two young athletes and their hope to escape one of London’s toughest gang neighbourhoods and race in the BMX World Championships


1Way Up is the story of the determination of two young athletes and their hope to escape one of London’s toughest gang neighbourhoods, defy stereotypes and strive for their personal best to race in the BMX World Championships. The story brings to life coach CK Flash and his faith in the talent of his riders and his willingness to sacrifice his own career to help them success despite all odds.

From the Academy Award ® winning producers of Innocente comes a 3D sports documentary that takes you to the heart of today’s teenagers motivated to overcome their circumstances through one thing that everybody grows up with – a bike.

Filmed over three years by Jet Set Films and Shine Global, the film follows the Peckham BMX Club and its star riders on their way to the BMX World Championships.

The film will open on Friday 11th July at the PeckhamPlex cinema after a red carpet premier.

For a chance to win free tickets to the exclusive red carpet premier of 1 Way Up in 3D simply tweet @1WayUpMovie with the hashtag #1WayUpWin

Closing date for entries will be April 30th and the winners will be announced on May 1st. To watch a two minute trailer for the movie visit www.peckhambmx.co.uk/1wayup/ to learn more about the film and the work of Shine Global visit www.shineglobal.org

 

 

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