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Programme and Timetable

BMX Centre Timetable

Full programme and timetable for the BMX Centre

BMX Centre Programme & Timetable

Novice Riders – Intro to BMX
Level 1. 1 hour 15 minutes

The goal for our Novice Riders sessions is for riders to meet our current rider induction criteria. Riders may ride in this session as many times as required. Those new to BMX will have a gentle introduction to the BMX by starting out on the flat and learning basic riding skills that apply to BMX. The session will be mainly run on the flat area before the riders will be introduced to the track.

  • Riders must be able to complete a lap of the track (flat ground) while standing and be unaided to progress to next group
  • Riders must be able to stop under control
  • Display “Pedals Level” where appropriate

No experience of riding BMX is required but you need to be able to ride a bike.

Once the riders are able to execute the basic techniques, a coach will pass them through to the next stage: Intermediate Riders (Level 2).


Intermediate Riders
Level 2. 1 hour 15 minutes. Flat pedals only.

Riders will have successfully completed Novice Riders - Intro to BMX (Level 1) and be assessed as ready to take a part in Intermediate Riders (Level 2)

Coaches will start to introduce riders to a track etiquette, group riding, BMX race related skills such as pumping, correct cornering technique, manuals, bunny hops, jumping, wheel lift, good pedaling technique, stop under control, limbo with hips over the rear wheel and much more. Riders will also learn how to complete and demonstrate an 'M Check'.

Coaches will concentrate on 1-2 skills over the duration of the hour.

Riders must have completed Novice Riders - Intro to BMX and Intermediate Riders to be invited into the next session: Intro to Start Hill (Level 3).


Intro to Start Hill 
Level 3. 5m only. 1.5 hours. Flat Pedals Only

Riders will have successfully completed Novice Riders – Intro to BMX (Level 1) and Intermediate Riders (Level 2) and be assessed as ready to take a part into Intro to a Start Hill (Level 3). Level 3 is the final step of the track accreditation.

Riders will have good knowledge of the track etiquette and able to ride a BMX bike completely around a full lap.

Intro to Start Hill sessions will focus more on braking and controlled riding to ensure riders are ready for the start hill. Riders will have an opportunity to try start hill and gates under the watchful eye of a coach. Coaches will ensure that riders can safely descend the start hill.

There will be more focus on group riding from the start hill to better prepare riders for the intensity of sessions with the progression strand of the BMX pathway.

Riders will be further assessed on different criteria, including more on the BMX track etiquette, start hill techniques and group riding. Those who are not comfortable or ready for the start hill can be advised to return into Intermediate Riders (Level 2) until they feel they are confident to try the start hill.

Once riders have passed the necessary criteria, a coach will advise booking their Accreditation. You can then attend Rock up and Ride or coached Gate Sessions. Riders who do not feel confident are welcome to continue with Intermediate Riders (Level 2) and use the rest of the track (excluding the start hill).


Come and Try Sessions
Free - 45 minutes

Ever wanted to try out BMX, experience the thrill of the BMX track or get outdoors and off-road to become more confident on your bike?

Join one our sessions. These sessions will have the same concept as Level 1 - Intro to BMX.


Female Only Sessions

1 hour. Riders must be accredited.

These sessions depend on demand. Sessions may be split between Level 1 and Level 2.


Female Only Come and Try Sessions
Free - 1 hour

Ever wanted to try out BMX, experience the thrill of the BMX track or get outdoors and off-road to become more confident on your bike?

J
oin one our sessions. These sessions will have the same concept as Level 1 - Intro to BMX.


Gates Sessions
1.5 hours - Accredited riders only. Non coached sessions.

These sessions are only for riders that have been accredited by our National Centre coach. If you haven’t got through one of our accreditation processes then you cannot ride.

Riders will be able to ride half or full laps from the designated entry and exit. 

Gates will be in operation 15 minutes after the start time until 15 minutes before the session ends.

The first and second straight on the SX lines will not be in use, nor will the use of the start SX hill. SX gate sessions need to be booked individually.


Rock up and Ride
1 hour. Accredited riders only. Non coached sessions.

Experience “free riding” and work on your skills.

Sessions are supervised by staff members but not coached.

More information

Consideration will be made in the cases of parent and child riders in groups with priority given to riders who meet the session goals. In these cases, parents with lesser skills may ride in the same group as their child. Children may not ride into parent sessions unless they meet the required goals.

Once a rider has met the goals of a session, the coaching team will discuss additional development areas for a rider and how they will transition to the next group.

  • Max. 8 riders per every coached session
  • 8 years+ only
  • Long sleeves and trousers, full face helmet, gloves and body armour can all be hired from the venue.

Please arrive min 15 minutes prior to the session if you are hiring equipment.

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