Just booked a BMX starter session at the NCC….
Just booked my lad on for his first venture at the velodrome!!
BMX Starter session 1st week in January.
Then I made the mistake of asking the age limits.
5+ and everyone’s together you say???… better book me on as well then!
So on the 5th Jan my 5 year old boy will be lined up next to his 33 year old 6′ 2″ Dad to both throw our legs over a BMX for the first time in our lives!!!
Its gonna be carnage and I can see me losing teeth but I’m so giddy to be doing something like this with my lad 😀Posted 4 years agocampkoalaMember
Come back and update in Jan please? Pics would be cool too.
Rode park on my BMX for the first time in about a year with my 4yr old at the weekend, she just “gets* it so gonna make it a more regular thing.. My knees were pretty ropey the next day but it was great to be back using my 20 properly again. 🙂Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
went to the NCC at manchester a few weeks ago, walked up to the nice lady at the counter to ask about BMX taster sessions, im 6 foot 3 and 15 stone and a lot older than anyone else in the place at the time,I was expecting her to laugh or say Not at your age, she just looked at me and said “youll be fine ,profesional coaches, and good training.”
Now where do i get some skinny jeans fromPosted 4 years agovickypeaMember
I did a 2 hr BMX session there this year, it was brilliant! As a 45-year old woman who’d never been on a BMX before, I was a bit worried beforehand in case I made a berk of myself! The group consisted of 20 middle-aged men, 2 teenage lads and me. I’d definitely go again!Posted 4 years agoBig MMember
It’s ace, but hurts big time! I returned to racing after a break of about 20 odd years, but the other guys had stuck at it and were bloody quick, still great fun. If you’re tall just make sure you have a bike with a long enough top tube or see some safety in a cruiser. Knee pads are a must.Posted 4 years ago
Or, see if you can borrow a 20 and see how you get on. I hired one last night and after a nervous start, started to get the hang of it. One of the guys had brought his 24 inch DJ bike, which I had a shot of. I much preferred the 20 inch BMX.Posted 4 years ago
It’s a steep learning curve, for sure, but the fun factor is huge.
2? They progressed me to ride in mixed ability groups mid-way through my session last night. It was 2hours of basically solid riding. I thought it’d be alot of talking but alot of the people in my group had been already.
I’m only doing a second taster as I want to be sure I wont get in anyones way etc.Posted 4 years ago
Someone asked about this last night and they said its normally booked a week in advance and you’d need to pass(?) your induction first before you could book. You might find you dont like it from your induction or you are knackered (its 2hours). I think a drive for a 2hour session is worth it. It gets you started after all.Posted 4 years agoRorschachMember
I went to the ‘accelerated induction’ 3 weeks ago on my 4x bike.The instructor watched us ride the 3rd and 4th straights for a few runs and then set us free.Posted 4 years ago
Stayed on for open gates and ended up breaking a couple of ribs casing the big step up at the end of the 2nd straight 😕
Pretty awesome doing practice gates lining up next to Michael Prokop though 😀
I’ll be back as soon as I stop crying when I sneeze.fervouredimageMember
Love BMX. I considered doing a course at NCC but I arrogantly thought I’d take to it no problem so bought a race BMX and took myself to a local track. Huge culture shock and steep learning curve but I just stuck with it and after spending quiet weekends at the track for a couple of months I can confidently clear doubles and am currently working on doing the triple at my track. 😯
Still fancy doing a course though to learn a proper technique.Posted 4 years ago
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