BMX and Trials riding in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray
BMX, or to give it its rather dated and very uncool proper name - Bicycle Motocross has at last gained credibility with adults, as shown by its inclusion since 2008 in the Olympics. This follows hard on the heels of cycling's governing body, the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), recognising and sanctioning the BMX world championships.
We admit that BMX is an area of cycling we don't know too much about, so if there is anything you think we should include on the Cycle Grampian website then please let us know. Contact details are on the link at the bottom of the page.
Park riders use skateparks and jostle for space on the park with skateboarders, inline skaters and freestyle scooter-riders. There are loads of parks dotted throughout Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray - and even some indoors!
BMX racing is fast and furious and rewards explosive bursts of speed, great bike handling and a fearless mentality. Disappointingly there are, as yet, no BMX tracks in the Grampian region, so if you are interested in BMX Racing then it is a long drive to the central belt.
BMX street riders make use of urban and public spaces to perform tricks. These tricks can be performed on kerbs, handrails, stairs, ledges, banks, and other obstacles. Styles among street riders vary, as riders often depend upon their own urban surroundings.
BMX Vert riders perform air tricks in a half pipe consisting of two quarter pipes set facing each other. Many tricks consist of the rider grabbing a part of the bike or removing body parts off the bike.
Trails are paths that lead to jumps made of heavily compacted dirt. Trails riding is sometimes also referred to as "dirt jumping".
Flatland differs from the other BMX disciplines in that the terrain used is a smooth, flat surface, for example a car park or large area of pavement. Tricks are performed by spinning and balancing in a variety of body and bicycle positions.