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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry christmas

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Merry christmas from Belfast City BMX Club, we hope you all get nice new bikes or bits for your bike.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Sprocket Rocket

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Six club members successfully qualified today in this foundation level of coaching Sprocket Rocket organised by Cycling Ireland, this is planned to be the first stage of many for our club to enable senior members to be able to formally offer coaching to our club members. The club would like to thank Course presenter Alan Heary and everybody else who attended.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Club AGM

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The clubs first Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday the 19th of November in the Wellington Park Hotel Belfast. The AGM was a chance to have a quick recap on the year past and finalise some plans before we go into the 2016 year ahead. Our club constitution was amended slightly in order to streamline club actions and the seven member committee was formally voted in. The meeting ended with some discussion on meetings that will take place with councillors over the next few weeks.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Club ride at Ormeau Park

Belfast City BMX Club Ormeau BMX Track
The club organised its first official visit to Ormeau park Bmx track, to meet the local riders and to promote the club, About 100 people turned up despite the bad weather, Thanks to all the riders from our club, local community and riders who travelled from Lisburn and even Lucan in Dublin, This participation will only help the sport of Bmx grow and show the council and councillors what its all about. Pictures here. Roll on 2016.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Ciclovia Belfast

Belfast City BMX Club Ciclovia
Ciclovia Belfast a celebration of bikes and cycling. Cyclist of all forms and backgrounds gathered to ride the closed to traffic roads of Belfast, between Botanic and City hall, to promote cycling as a healthy lifestyle and sustainable transport. Video here, Pictures here and here

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Lucan BMX Autumn League

Lucan BMX hosted 3 rounds of an Autumn league 30th August, 6th and 27th September, some of the club riders made it to some of the rounds. 4 riders made it to the final round 3, competing throughout the catagories. Pictured here Nadia, Katie and Shaneice, more videos from round 1 here, and pictures from round 3 bcbmx here and result

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Club Ride at Ormeau 11th October

The clubs first official visit to ride at Ormeau park will be on the 11th October 2015 12am - 4pm. Although not a race, this is progression and hopefully the first of many organized club rides, It has taken along time to get the track open and a along time to get permission to organize a club ride. We are able to close the track for the riders to ensure their safety. every body is welcome club members and non club members and anybody who wants to give it ago. All Free. The only condition is you must wear your helmet, and obey the club marshals. (club helmets can be borrowed if you don't have one)

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

2015 All Ireland BMX Championships 12th September

The all Ireland BMX race championships were held in Tramore Valley Park Cork, hosted by Cork BMX Club. The race was moved to the Saturday 12th due to heavy rain due on Sunday. Only one member of the club Ian made the long drive to compete in the masters category. Results and
Pictures from fifteen and AcPhotography and Ratoathbmx and event guide.pdf

Friday, 11 September 2015

Buy a BMX for Christmas

We at Belfast City BMX club want to promote the sport of BMX racing within Northern Ireland, but understand that it’s new to most kids and parents alike, and therefore can be confusing how to get involved.

Getting the right bike is critical, as there are many different BMX bikes, for street/ park, dirt jumping, flatland and BMX racing.

Although similar in appearance race bikes generally have aluminium frames for lightness, thinner tyres & a single rear “V” type brake & also do not have stunt pegs or gyros. The geometry of the frames is also different as they are built for speed rather than doing tricks.

BMX bikes are not “a one size fits all” bike & it is important to choose the correct size and type of bike. All too often we see youngsters on bikes that are too big or small & this can cause poor bike control.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

3 Evenings at Blythfield

The club would like to thank Glen McCrum from the greater village regeneration trust for organizing this opportunity for the local kids and for the club to help promote this venue, also to allow some local kids who have not used the facility and or don't have a BMX the chance to turn up and give it ago, despite the weather we had up to 17 kids/riders at one point some of witch showing great potential with skills and no fear attitude. Also a thanks to all those from the club who braved the terrible weather to show their support. pictures here and video here

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Box Plates Raffel























Congratulations to Ian winning the 1st grey plate in tonight's lotto bonus ball draw. Join in the fun and pick a number for the Wednesday night draw.

We are having a raffle for a Great Box race number plate that has been donated to us to raise funds for the club, this is not just any Box Phase 1 Plate, it is from the 2nd round of the BMX world championships in Papendal Holland. This Raffle will be for the Orange plate,

It will work by selling off 49 numbers at £2 each, these numbers correspond to the numbers of the national lottery balls, after all the 49 numbers have been sold the winner will be the Bonus Ball drawn on the following Wednesdays National Lottery. Good luck! payments accepted by paypal, donate to paypal= belfastcitybmx@gmail.com with ball number in the "notes", further information please email here

Belfast City BMX Club is a not for profit organisation.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Blythfield BMX Blitz

Come and meet the club and help promote this little known track in the center of Belfast, Blythfield BMX play track was built in 2007 with the help from Barclays Spaces for Sports, its important that we support such events to increase awareness of a facility that is currently not being utilized to its full potential, by coming along you can show the local community and the council the need for spaces like this. we will be there 3 evenings from this Monday 24th August-Wednesday 26th, We will have experts in racing, training, jumping and maintaining bikes. Grab a bike and come along no excuses! there will even be bikes and helmets for you to give it ago.
Bentham drive, Blythfield St., Belfast, BT12 5NS

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Ormeau BMX Track

The club met with the Belfast city council parks today and they have told us Ormeau BMX track is open, After we pointed out a few issues they agreed to start the procedure to price the job to extend the finish-line and to provide an access path, the club has also expressed there concerns over safety, such as children riding the wrong way around the track and not wearing any safety gear especially helmets.

The club will now be able to apply to the council to have club training rides and community outreach events to help local children ride the track safely.

More info on this venue including the construction and the delays at Ormeau BMX Track Facebook Page

Monday, 17 August 2015

Ratoath 15th & 16th August

Ratoath BMX certainly lived up to their claim as the home of Irish BMX with this great weekend of racing, this double header round 5 and 6 marked the final rounds of the national league and saw riders from all over Ireland and even one from France take part, Pictured Belfast City BMX Club rider Luis Reid (6) taking part in his first race more photos here+here and National League final results here.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Lucan 5th July

Lucan Co.Dublin was home to round 4 of the Irish national series on the 5th July. Full race report with pictures here, here and here plus results table here. Thanks to Lucan BMX for a very professional event.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Cork 14th June

6 dedicated riders from the north traveled the long distance to Tramore valley park in Cork last week for the 3rd round of the National series. Our own Ian BCBMX, Stevie and Mark from Lisburn BMX , Jay and Geoff from East coast raiders and Josh from Armagh.  Ian has on-board footage of how to and how not to do it. Results and race report to follow.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Barnetts Demesne jump park session

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Our first club event was a casual jam at the Barnetts Demesne Jump park as part of Bike week session, the event was well supported through out the full day with upto 60 bikes at one point downhill bikes, BMX race bikes, old school bmx, and plenty of jump bikes were present. Roll on more of these events. novice gallery here, and professional gallery from Industry Image here,

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Free Stickers

We have cool bike stickers available, come along to see our Jam at Barnetts Demesne on the 13th June and get a free sticker too.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Lucan 31st May

Belfast City bmx club have got their first medal. Well done Katie Lemon (age9) ! The weather was shocking and every rider found the going hard but everybody had a great day as usual at Lucan bmx track. 2015 Leinster championships race report here

Monday, 25 May 2015

Ratoath 10th May

Round 2 Ratoath 10th May

Video on board with Ian Hamilton .

Race report from Eugene Jackson Here
Results Here


Thursday, 21 May 2015

New Club T-Shirts

New Belfast City BMX Club T-shirt is available to order.
The sale of these t-shirts is intended to promote and support this club, this is not a business and t-shirts are not available for immediate delivery, once the club has collected enough orders they will be produced.
One colour White in a choice of sizes at a cost of only £10.00 (collection only)


Buy Online Here

Friday, 15 May 2015

Bike Week Session

With 'Bike Week' (13th-21st June) coming up soon, Belfast City Bmx Club are organizing an open session over in Barnett Demesne Mountain Bike Trails at the Jumps Park on Saturday the 13th of June. We'll be kicking things off at 11am and finishing up around 4pm. Food and drink will be provided by the club. Can we ask people attending to please bring the necessary protective gear.

Apart from that grab your bike and get involved!

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Race report from Lucan 19 April 2015


Eleven riders from three of N.Ireland's clubs competed at the first Irish National of 2015. Considering there are no completed tracks in the north, only a couple of pump tracks, results were good.
Starting with little Josh Hamilton, the lad was hanging with the best of his group however, some back luck in his final, left him in seventh.
The Mallon brothers both made B finals with Brandon finishing third and Bailey finishing first. Once Lisburn Bmx track is up and running these two will be up there with the best of them.

Jay Mackness, member of ECR, was riding well all day finishing with a sixth in the A final. Another great result.

The McGuffin clan were going well with Kirsty & Charlotte finishing fifth & sixth in their respective groups. The manager and father Gordon also raced well giving Mark Kennedy a run for his money, finishing second in the masters B final.

The older members of the clubs, Ian Hamilton, Howard Bennett, Geoff Lynch, Gordon McGuffin and Mark Kennedy all raced masters. Racing was tight all day with Ian Hamilton & Geoff Lynch making the A final with Ian finishing fifth and Geoff finishing seventh. Mark Kennedy and Gordon McGuffin made the B final with Mark winning and Gordon second.

Big shout to Howard Bennett, first race in 27 years and Howard was flying. Third in his first moto and sitting in second in his second moto, Howard had a bad fall which put an end to his racing for the day.

Although only two riders from Belfastcitybmxclub raced, we had 20 members and family down to watch and find out what bmx racing is all about, which everyone fully enjoyed.

All in all, a great day's racing and congrats to Lucan for such a well run event.

Full Results Here

Ian Hamilton.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Rider Feedback


Belfast City Bmx Club meeting the local users of Barnetts Demesne Jump Park to discuss a plan to improve the closed off section of the jump park so it can reopen. thanks for all the feedback. more........



Monday, 20 April 2015

Lucan Race 19th April 2015

Club members made the trip to Lucan in Dublin on Sunday for great racing in great weather some didn't do as well as others as you can just make out at the end of this video. well done to Ian Hamilton from the club getting a 5th in the masters full results here. and pictures here.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

New Logo


Thanks to Neil Hutton for his design. We eventually agreed on the new club logo with many of the ideas and inspiration of club members rolled into one. Merchandise including stickers, t-shirts and mugs coming soon!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Dig Day

Belfast city BMX club members volunteered along side members of belfast city council on their first Maintenance day (dig day) this was an induction day, guided by trail guru Andy Beavis, some jumps were smoothed/shaved, berms evened out, drains cleared, sharp branches and old barbwire removed from trees.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Enduro cup rd 1

Well done to club members Mike and Johnny who entered the 1st round of the Vitus first tracks enduro cup at Castlewellan mountain bike trails last weekend finishing 14th and 19th.
photos by Industry image

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Dubshed

Befast city BMX club / Old school BMX Ireland put on a display of pre 1990 BMX bikes alongside the Volkswagon cars at Dubshed 2015 in the Kingshall Belfast today, handing out leaflets and chatting to everybody drooling over the bikes.
more pictures here

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Newly Reopened Barnetts Demense Jump Park

Some Club members and others enjoying the newly re-oped Jumps at Barnetts Demense Jump Park, Which Belfast City BMX Club members worked with council officials to have reshaped and have a more all weather surfaced and better drainage . great for having fun and learning the basics.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Old School

Some of the club members organised a ride out for Old School BMX bikes, what is old school? Well its the golden era of BMX 1980 to 1990 an era that was mainly race but the sport was ever evolving with freestyle. Some of the club are passionate about this and we all feel we can bring the popularity of BMX back to belfast.
Many had been put of by the cold winds but there had been lots of polishing of chrome and these bikes were cleaner than the day they left the shop some 30 years ago. You can see some of the bikes here.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Design a Logo


Ok we need a new logo for this club, Its just a we finishing touch for the club "BELFAST CITY BMX CLUB" and its new website here, any ideas?
Here is just some ideas to get you started, it should not just represent one race/jump discipline, we would maybe consider all or none of the below-----

Belfast, BMX, Jumps, landmarks, fonts or a combination of many great ideas, and we will post them here.