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  • Survey: Do BMX Freestyle, Pump Tracks and MTB Freestyle Need More Support?
  • Premier Icon stwhannah
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    Scottish Cycling, British Cycling and Welsh Cycling in collaboration with the BMX community are exploring the need for coaching and coach education to …

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    Premier Icon MrAgreeable
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    Given the amount of unofficial trail building that has been popping up over the last year, I’d love to see the development of a programme that gives kids access to somewhere where they can get involved with building trails or dirt jumps and learn to progress their riding at the same time.

    The survey is a bit clunky but worth filling out, especially if you have any experience of coaching, or an underused local facility that needs some activation.

    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    My god some of the suggestions in the survey are horrible such as levels and awards. Some of its is good but this is the danger with organisations getting involved trying to claim things as their own.

    Premier Icon stwhannah
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    Brownie/Cubs style sashes with sew on patches for each trick completed? Annual parade of sash wearers through the streets of Corby?

    As thebrick says, some of the potential makes me shudder, but a bunch of investment in getting kids (and adults) onto bikes just for the sake of taking part would be very welcome.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Glad to see street trials mentioned! Wish I’d tried to learn trials earlier in life rather than in my forties, but it took a long time to realize it’s learnable for ordinary mortals (at least the basics are). It’s such a different discipline to what general cycling is about. The more I get absorbed by it, the more road cycling appears like a very weird thing to want to do! Would love more pump tracks near by, street trials bikes works a dream on them. Nearest is ~1h10m drive round trip.

    Premier Icon d42dom
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    Sounds like the adults want to take the fun out of riding a bike as a kid no matter what the discipline of riding. Leave the competition for the few who want it

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