BMX is an amazing sport for helping kids (and adults) build confidence and resilience! The skills you learn at BMX transfer to all other biking disciplines and it is a brillant sport for the whole family! 

We know it can be a bit daunting when you are first starting out, so we've included a quick start guide on this page to get you riding on the track, and a FAQ page here for everything you need to know. 

Our club members are always happy to share their knowledge, so please ask if you have any questions. 


You don't need anything fancy to ride our track. If you have a bike, whether it is a mountain bike or freestyle BMX you can get out there and give it a go. There are some rules around this though:

  • You bike must have a rear brakes. This can be a disc or v-brake. We do not recommend riding with front brakes.
  • Pegs, stands, bells and any loose items should be removed for safety.
  • You bike must be in good working order. If you're unsure check with our helpers in the hire shed for advice. 

The big difference between a race bike and a freestyle or street BMX is the geometry of the bike and the way it is set up. Race bikes come in a large range of sizes for the rider’s height and are built with lighter frames and componentry.

Once you're ready to race you will want to look at getting a BMX Race specific bike as these have advanatges for speed and technique on a race track.


To ensure your safety while riding, it's important to wear the appropriate safety gear. Here's a list of our recommendations for riding at our track:

  1. Full-face Helmet
  2. Gloves: Full-fingered recommended.
  3. Long-sleeved Shirt & Pants
  4. Shoes

You don’t need specific racewear when you are starting out and you are allowed to ride and race club nights in jeans and a long-sleeved top. Once you move into racing above a club level, you will need to wear more specific racewear.

We also recommend using pads under your race gear for extra protection. Elbow and knee pads are our recommendation. Brands such as G-form are popular as they are lightweight and don't restrict movement.


Our track is open to the public at all times it is not being used by the club for training or racing. Ride it as much as you can as your skills will only getter better.

  1. Ride from Start to Finish: Always ride the track in one direction to prevent collisions with other riders.
  2. Go slowly at first: Take it easy while you learn the track and build up speed as your confidence increases. Don't be afraid to use your brakes.

We run open days throughout the year where we invite the public to come down and give BMX a go. This gives riders an opprtunity to hire bikes and safety gear if they don't have any of their own.

If you're interested in learning the basics, or improving your skills we run training sessions for all ages of riders from September through to April.


We have a wealth of information throughout the website. A lot of questions are answered on our FAQ Page.