Whilst checking out some websites today I came across an article on BMXNEWS.COM about “growth & progression in BMX” written by Mike Carruth.
I have put the link at the bottom so that you can read the article ,it basically discusses the point , does every track need to be a National/International/SX level track ,why not build some tracks to encourage and help beginner riders
It does seem that the majority of tracks being built these days are made for “expert” riders/racers , the tracks all seem to feature 5mtr start hills and big jumps along with super tech rythmn straights and sometimes pro sections that are pretty much unjumpable to the majority( I know this is why they are called pro sections) but not every track needs one.
All these new tracks are pretty much carbon copies of each other and for the first time/beginner rider they are massively intimidating , I really don’t think that every track needs to be a National/International level track.
To get kids into the sport of BMX there really needs to be a few more Regional level tracks being built so that first time riders can comfortably progress in the sport of BMX, nobody wants to see their son/daughter etc flying down a huge start hill and crashing .
Sometimes tracks even get built that the Elite guys can’t get round, who remembers this haha.
I am aware that there are some regional level tracks out there but if we want to attract more riders into the sport then more forgiving tracks need to be built , we are lucky to have Royston( a very well built track that everyone can ride) and MK in our region which are perfect tracks for the weekend warriors and beginner riders.
Remember , we do not all aspire to be SX level riders , some of us just wanna have a bit of fun.
Please feel free to tell me your thoughts , if you think im talking crap then let me know haha.
Anyway that’s enough of my moaning , if you want to read the BMXNEWS article then you can read it here-