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Thursday, 21 December 2017

2017 Governing Bodies AGM

2017 Governing Bodies AGM
Cycling Ulster AGM 4th November 
Minutes (page 30)

Cycling Ireland AGM Saturday 11th November 2017 Canal Court Hotel, Newry. relevant news is an average increase in License costs of €10

Bmx Ireland AGM 7th December 2017 Canal Court Hotel, Newry. 
The meeting had a low turn out possibly due to location and snowy weather. but lots very important news presented by Chairman Tom Campbell. our own Johnathan Reid was Nominated for a roll on the Bmx Ireland committee. Full Presentation
Minutes to follow.

Bmx Ulster AGM 8th December 2017 Co Antrim. Representatives from Belfast city Bmx club, East coast raiders Larne, and newly formed Armagh Bmx club, reviewed the 2017 year and made an outline for the 2018 year 
with a strong lean towards youth development.
BCBC have now 4 members on this commission Eddie, Gareth, Ian & Paul.
Minutes to follow

Youth Commission AGM 10th December 2017. (Postponed due to snow) Abbey Hotel, Abbeyleix, Co Laois. 
BCBC hopes to work alongside the Youth Commission in the coming year.
Minutes to follow

Our own Belfast city bmx club AGM will take place 3rd January 2018

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Monday, 18 December 2017

Little Wing Pizzeria Little Stars Bursary

Little Wing Pizzeria Little Stars Bursary - belfast city bmx clubChristmas has come early for eight local children’s clubs as Little Wing Pizzeria dished out funds as part of its Little Wing Little Stars bursary scheme.

Returning for the fourth year, the programme was open to children’s clubs located near any of Little Wing’s eight branches across Northern Ireland. Eight lucky clubs were awarded a £500 bursary; Clarkes Dance Studio in Belfast’s Donegal Street, Templemore Swimming Club in Ballyhackamore, Belfast City BMX Club, Rugby Minis in Bangor, Bright Young Things drama school in Holywood, Splitz Gymnastics Club in Enniskillen, Lisburn’s Community Circus and East Coast Strikers FC in Newtownards.

This year, Little Wing

Saturday, 9 December 2017

2018 Memberships now open

2018 Club memberships now open and available to pay at Cycling Ireland.

You can join Belfast City Bmx Club by registering with Cycling Ireland were you will be able to get your cycling insurance and membership at the same time.
cycling insurance is something every cyclist should have which gives you personnel accident and public liability insurance and is needed for club rides. Bmx Ireland is a Commission of Cycling Ireland

Our membership fees are unchanged for 2018! we have displayed the total cost for a full year including Cycling Ireland License (insurance) below.
under 10 = £5 club + £9 Insurance = total £14 (born in 2008 or after) 
under 14 = £5 club + £18 Insurance = total £23 (born in 2004-2007)
under 16 = £5 club + £32 Insurance = total £37 (born in 2002-2003)
under 18 = £5 club + £45 Insurance = total £50 (born in 2000-2001)
Leisure Adult = £5 club + £50 Insurance = total £55
Bmx Racing Adult = £5 club + £72 Insurance = total £77
Bmx or Road Racing Adult = £5 club + £122 Insurance = total £127 (student discount available)

If you have any problems with this process or the cycling Ireland website please contact us by email or facebook , our club secretary will be happy to process your membership for you. 
Please note. you do not need a Stripe or GoCardless account you can simply pay by card or direct from your bank on the cycling Ireland website.
Click on the link below to Join Belfast City BMX Club
Join The Club With Cycling Ireland Insurance Here 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Vineta Pētersone Coaching Clinic

Vineta Petersone with belfast city bmx club
World number 3 and and 7 times European champion Vineta Pētersone held a coaching clinic at Lisburn Bmx track on Sunday 3rd December, 16 members from BCBC attended the coaching spread over 3 sessions for beginners and then more advanced girls and boys sessions, everybody enjoyed meeting Vineta who is a champion BMX rider and a cross country skier from Latvia. It was great to see somebody this young giving back to our sport, and we hope to see her back in the future. Again thanks to Lisburn Bmx Club for organising this.
You can follow Vineta on Twitter and Instagram.

Pictures from BCBC
and Pictures and a few videos from Lisburn Bmx club Video1 Video2 Video3 Video4 Video5

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

bmX Factor Awards at Citi Golf

On Sunday we had our end of year party and prize giving the bmX factor awards at Citigolf Belfast , a great chance to socialize and do something different with games a quiz and even a dance off, and everybody received trophies. And not forgetting meeting Santa.
Pictures here
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Monday, 20 November 2017

Lucan Winter Series. 2017 Round 1

During the off season there is a few Autumn and winter league races to attend. 
Yesterday saw 3 riders Molly, Nicholas & Lucas from BCBC make the trip to Lucan for round 1 of the Lucan Winter Series. 

Pictures from BCBC
AC Photography
& A video from Lucan

Check here for full list of races,

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Lisburn Bmx Club Spooky Halloween Party Night

Lisburn Bmx club Hosted a Halloween party, an excuse for parents to dress up and for all to have some fun, There was fun and games including a spooky treasure hunt, then a mini rocker bmx race, a best pumpkin contest, a barbecue a fire to toast marshmallows and lots of treats. Thanks as always to Lisburn Bmx club for their efforts.

Pictures from BCBC
and Lisburn Bmx club

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Monday, 30 October 2017

2017 Awards Party

This was the first Bmx Ireland awards party, held in the Red Cow Hotel Dublin, The club organised a coach and 50 riders went to the party. This was an idea to make the prize giving a day of its own to allow everybody from kids to parents and officials to meet without the stresses of race day which often doesn't leave much time for prize giving. 
Along with the official Trophies & Plates awarded there was awards for everybody who took part. Plates Signify overall top 8 Race series standings

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Buy A Bmx For Christmas 2017

Here is a re-post of this useful blog as Christmas is just 10 weeks away. 

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.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Lisburn Summer Series 2017

Lisburn Bmx Club hosted their summer series, a 3 race format.
Round 1 - Sunday 30th July
Round 2 - Sunday 27th August
Round 3 - Sunday 1st October

As always a big thanks to Lisburn Bmx club for all their hard work putting on these events.

Pictures from round 1 BCBC
Video of the infamous gate fail

Pictures from round 2 BCBC

Pictures from round 3 BCBC
Podium Pictures from Lisburn Bmx & Lots of Moto videos from Lisburn Bmx Club, one two three four five six seven eight nine ten & eleven

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Ciclovia Belfast 2017

Belfast city bmx club at ciclovia 2017
Ciclovia is an event that sees cyclist takeover the streets. The roads of Belfast between botanic and the city hall were closed on the Sunday morning between 9:30 and 12:30 This is the 3rd year for Ciclovia Belfast, and Belfast City Bmx Club have been at them all supporting and promoting cycling in Belfast.
Activities at either end and along the route kept us entertained such as an obstacle course climbing wall, penalty football, cycling clowns, an orchestra and of course our friends at Thunder Action Sports with their Bmx half pipe display,
Pictures from BCBC
Ciclovia Belfast

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Irish National Series 2017 Round 8 & 9 Ratoath

The last Nps rounds of the 2017 season topped out on the 16 & 17 of September with a double header event at the home of Irish Bmx Ratoath
All the picture and videos

Round 8 the wet one

Eugene Jackson Ratoath
Annie Whitley Ratoath & part 2

Friday, 8 September 2017

BMX FUNdamentals Session 4

Wednesday night was our last BMX FUNdamentals session. We met at Bridges Skate Park for a big night of BMX FUN ! What a night we had thanks to the guys of Thunderaction Sports/ Urban Excel. We were treated to an awesome display of BMX freestyle in the Bowl at Bridges. Thanks guys !!! Please give their page a like. We had seriously cool stickers, badges, water bottles and certificates for the kids. They all took 10 minutes out of their busy scooter/ bmx schedules to get these little awards for their hard work and efforts over the past 4 weeks. 
Pictures here.
We are delighted with the success of the BMX FUNdamentals programme. Its been well received by the kids and parents alike. Thanks to everyone who came and give it a go ! Its brought us 20 new kids, all keen to ride and race BMX... We know whats on the Santa list !!!  We are going to let the kids settle back to school, and we have some racing to finish up in September, after which we will be starting all over again !!! We will start in early October, on Sunday Mornings at the Ozone..... Keep an eye out on Facebook for details closer to the time....... We may even use a park run for a warm up !! 

Special Thanks to:Belfast City CouncilSpin11- Custom ProWear, Matt Gilespie Thunder Action Sports & Urban Excel, Jonny Wilkinson 🚴‍♂️😎🏅

BCBC is Supported By Contac Claims and Frazer Kidd

Thursday, 7 September 2017

2017 Ulster Provincial Championships - Lisburn

belfast city bmx club at 2017 ulster provincial championships lisburn
Lisburn Bmx club Hosted the 2017 Ulster Provincial championships at their track in Lisburn, the only Bmx race track in Ulster. BCBC were their in force to claim their share of the trophies. Also the day featured mini bike racing (rocker bikes) and even a crazy relay with adults on mini bikes.
Pictures from BCBC,
Lisburn bmx club
and from East coast raiders Bmx club
Videos from Lisburn Bmx club
mini bike racing

Leinster Provincial championship in Courtown Pictures from , Ratoath bmx & Annie Whitley Ratoath
Munster Provincial championship in Cork Pictures from Cork Bmx club & here & here & Video

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

BMX FUNdamentals Session 3

BMX FUNdamentals Session 3 - belfast city bmx club
BMX FUNdamentals Session 3, The last of our Summer evening visits to Ormeau Park, was race focused, about 30 riders boys and girls all ages. Got warmed up on the flat all weather pitch with sprints and then a tight slalom, before moving to the Bmx track, were riders raced in 4s then took part in a mass relay, all the riders did really well, from first timers and balance bikes all the way up to the regular racers.
Pictures here. Next Wednesday 6:30pm we will be at Bridges skate park for a more informal get together and Jam.

Special Thanks to Belfast City Council For Their Support

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Irish National Series 2017 Round 6 & 7 Lucan

Lucan Bmx club Hosted the double header weekend of NPS rounds 6 & 7 .
Here is all the links to all the pictures and videos.

Round 6 19th August

Pictures from Ratoath
from Mad Maxers and 
Arek Tumanowicz
and Annie Whitley firstsecond
Lots of Videos from Lisburn Bmx Club with Finals 
and Lucan Bmx Club 15+ final , 40+ final , live finals
Video of round 6 & 7 from

Round 7 20th August

Pictures from BCBC
From Lisburn Bmx Club
And Ratoath
from Mad Maxers
Arek Tumanowicz
and Annie Whitley first , second & third.
Video From Cork Bmx

and results

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

BMX FUNdamentals Session 2

bmx fundamentals session 2 ormeau bmx track belfast city bmx club
Last night we had our second night of our BMX FUNdamentals coaching sessions. There had been lots of rain on the Ormeau Bmx track during the week and club members had swept the worst of the puddles the day before, The weather was again forecast to be terrible but we missed the rain completely by only a few minutes. The grey skies might have put a few people off but all those who turned up had a great time. Picture here
(Sorry the pictures are not our usual quality, low light , fast moving bikes , and a 6yr old photographer lol.😀) Next Wednesday PLEASE NOTE WE ARE BACK AT ORMEAU PARK. A CHANGE FROM THE PLANNED VENUE . All are welcome.....see you 6:45 !

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Friday, 11 August 2017

BMX FUNdamentals Session 1

Bmx fundamentals ormeau belfast bmx club
Last night we had the first night of our BMX FUNdamentals coaching sessions. We were delighted to see so many new faces, all keen to learn the bike handling skills needed to become a bmx racer ! We did basic skills training, some jumps, hops, and even some races !!
We had a mix of approx 40 kids from 3-13, male and female.....great to see so many kids interested in the sport of BMX.. Pictures here

For more information on the next session see our facebook post
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Irish National Series 2017 Round 5 Courtown

Newly formed Courtown Bmx club hosted the 5th NPS round in Courtown Gorey Wexford on Sunday 6th of August. Great to see this new club working so hard to get new people into the sport.

Pictures from BCBCCourtown & Courtown2 , Ratoath Bmx , Annie Whitley1 & Annie Whitley2 , Cork Bmx and  & pt2

Video from mcs24inch

And Results

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

2017 Bmx European Championships Bordeaux

The 2017 European BMX Championships was held in Bordeaux, France. Bcbc had 9 competing riders join the the Ireland team who had qualified to enter from their results during the 2016 Ireland Series.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

2017 All Ireland Championships Lisburn

Ruarrc belfast city bmx club 2017 all ireland championships in lisburn
Saturday 8th July saw the All Ireland Championships held at Lisburn Bmx Track.. There was a Great turn out , with over 100 competitors entered, some from as far as Cork.. The Weather was fantastic, and the track immaculate (Well done LCBMX).. 

First up the Strider Race.. BCBC took all the places on the podium with Jacob Jamison in fine form with the win..2nd was Reece Hamilton - both following in the footsteps of Racing Dads Pete & Ian. 3rd was BCBC new member Nico Ferguson.. 

Moving onto the Under 6 year olds, Evan 'The Bullet' Bartley proved unstoppable all day, with our very own Jamie Harron pushing him close on several occasions.. What a Fantastic future these pair have in the Sport.. 3rd was Lucan's Matteus Tumanowicz. BCBC's Ruuarc Sheridan is learning the ropes well in only his second competitive race.. 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Clubmark Awarded

belfast city bmx club awarded clubmark by Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister  We have done it, we have been awarded Clubmark status, Committee members AccessNI checked (criminal record check) first aiders qualified, coaches qualified, members of Cycling Ireland and now accredited Clubmark, BCBC have set the standard being the first and only cycle club in the country to make this grade, at the heart of this achievement is our standard of equality and safety in sport for all, regardless of background or ability. Thanks to Paddy McGrattan, Janine Crawford & Ryan Haire from Belfast City Council, Dino Jeffers from Deaf BMXAlan Heary & Gary McKeegan at Cycling Ireland and Tom from EMS for their help. Bcbc were presented with this certificate by Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister when she came to visit the club and wished members travelling to the forthcoming European championships good luck. Full article here. and of course some pictures here.

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Irish National Series 2017 Round 4 Cork

Johnny Reid belfast city bmx club at cork 2017

No report, but it might follow, in the meantime here is all the links to absolutely loads of pictures.

Pictures from BCBC

Also loads from everybody else
Video from Cork Bmx

Video from mcs24inch
Pictures from Fifteen
Video and Pictures from Lisburn Bmx
Pictures from Lucan Bmx
Pictures from Courtown Bmx
Pictures from Ratoath Bmx
Pictures from Annie Whitley and more here, here & here
Pictures from Terry OHagan
Pictures from Veronique Druesne
Pictures from Fergal Dennehy

Picture video from Noel Barrett

And Results Here

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Monday, 12 June 2017

New Sponsor Frazer Kidd

Belfast City Bmx Club are proud to be supported by Frazer Kidd.
Belfast City Bmx Club are proud to be supported by Frazer Kidd.
We have a second sponsor Frazer Kidd again based in Belfast.
"Frazer Kidd is one of Northern Ireland's leading independent property practices and has been actively involved in all aspects of commercial and residential property since the Firm's inception in 1895.
Frazer Kidd is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is led by three partners: Maurice Kidd, Ian Frazer and Brian Kidd, who collectively have in excess of 90 years experience in the UK Property Market. The Firm also boasts a dedicated and professional staff of Chartered Surveyors, Surveyors, Accounts and Support staff providing a personal service."
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Irish National Series 2017 Round 3 Lisburn

Sunday 4th June saw the Irish National BMX series move north to the immaculately prepared and technical track at Lisburn BMX in Lambeg. The weather made no promises to behave but the racing was always going to deliver. BCBC were there early setting up in a prime spot which gave us a great view of the best of the action with the new addition of an upgraded gas barbecue staffed by the fastest BMX riding burger flipper in Ireland. The bikes, bodies and minds of our 19 BCBC riders were prepared to do battle against the best in the country.
Some of our newest riders were facing their first National race whilst other were over 30 years from their inaugural race meet, but I'm not sure who was feeling the nerves more!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

New Sponsor Contac Claims

Contac Claims Service
Belfast City Bmx Club are proud to be supported by Contac Claims.
The eagle eyed out there might have noticed we recently got new race jerseys with the help of our new sponsor Contac Claims an Insurance claims handler based in Belfast.

"A team of dedicated insurance claims handlers combining over 30 years experience from time spent at Royal Insurance, Commercial Union, Royal Sun Alliance, AXA and Norwich Union. They manage insurance claims for Brokers/Intermediaries, Insurers and Fleet accounts throughout Ireland .
Contac Claims are Northern Ireland claims handling agents for Ensign and QBE Europe.
They handle all motor claims for the Government of Northern Ireland fleet, some 7500 vehicles including the Police Service for Northern Ireland , the Ambulance Service, the Roads Service and all Health Divisions and Trusts.
They manage claims for a variety of businesses both North and South, including Chubb NI, Hertz Lease NI and Lease Plan Ireland .
Whether you need the complete claims solution or a specific service, Contac Claims can provide experience, expertise and service second to none. "

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Irish National Series 2017 Round 2 Ratoath

Nicholas Belfast city bmx club at Ratoath 2017 nps round 2
Round 2 saw over 180 riders racing in beautiful weather.. The track was rolling fast, and it claimed a few casualties - Hope all are recovering well.. Many thanks to Ratoath Bmx Club for holding this fantastic event.. Roll on round 3 at Lisburn Bmx Track..!!
All the links to pictures below
BCBC, Lisburn bmx, Eugene Jackson Ratoath, & Anie Whitley Ratoath first albumsecond album, third album and Video from Meath daily & Cork Bmx and Results

Monday, 10 April 2017

Irish National Series 2017 Round 1 Lucan

Jack Drysdale
The National Series kicked off with Round 1 at Lucan Bmx Track.. It was a Fantastic Day's Racing.. Well Done to everyone involved, and Many Thanks to all at Lucan Bmx Club for holding the Event.. Roll on Round 2 at Ratoath..!!
Pictures from BCBC and Ratoath Bmx and Annie Whitley & Annie Whitley 2 and Bmx Ireland, video from Corkbmx and recap from and Results

Monday, 3 April 2017

Craigavon Lakes Pump Track

Craigavon Lakes Pump Track
Something a little different this weekend, the club visited the little known pump track at Craigavon lakes, We all had some fun whilst training. Getting a good work out with some great weather. Pictures here & location of this pump track here

Saturday, 1 April 2017

UK National Bmx Series rounds 1 & 2 Manchester

Jamie Harron
UK National Bmx Series rounds 1 & 2 Manchester.
This is the first time BCBC has been represented in the UK Bmx national series. 2 riders made the trip. Jamie Harron under 6 years, Jamie joined the club after one of our outreach days at Blythfield and 6 months later he's on the start ramp at the British National Series.
and Jack Drysdale 17-24 years. who joined recently after moving from Zimbabwe where he raced with brother Luca and father Sean in Harare Bmx

Monday, 27 March 2017

Ratoath Spring League Round 2

Pictures from Ratoath's Annie Whitley
Ratoath Bmx club held the second round of their Spring league on Friday 24th March. An event that is held under spotlight. Ratoath bmx club members enjoy the use of floodlights that enable the club to host event throughout the winter months. 9 BCBC members made the journey after school and finishing work early to take part in a great nights racing. Pictures from Ratoath's Annie Whitley. Results to follow

Monday, 20 March 2017

Lucan Bmx Club Winter Series Round 3.

The last and final round of Lucan Bmx Club's winter series was Sunday 19th March with again some great racing (and Crashing..!!).. Many thanks to Lucan Bmx Club for holding a fantastic event..
Pictures from BCBC & Lucanbmx & Annie WhitleyCorkbmx And Results here

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Old School ride out and Bmx day Belfast

Today, we had an Old School Ride Out around Belfast..
The Weather wasn't Great, but the Die Hard's turned out..
This was the First of Many planned for this Year, so keep tuned for the next one..!! Pictures Here

Contact us if you would like to get involved or would like to buy or sell anything Bmx.
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Friday, 17 March 2017

Lisburn 2017 Winter series round 3 Final

Sunday the 12th was the 3rd and final round of the Lisburn 2017 winter series.The Racing was Great, and the weather not to bad either..!! BCBC were there in force across the classes and they were keen to collect their trophies.
Under 6 Jamie Harron 1st
9-10 male Luis Reid 2nd
11-12 male Nicholas Wilkinson 2nd & Martin Groundwater 3rd
7-10 Girls Lucy Groundwater 3rd
11-13 Girls Meg Doherty 1st
40+ Ian Hamilton 2nd
Thanks as always to Lisburn Bmx Club for all their efforts.
Pictures from BCBCLisburn + Lisburn and Annie Whitley

Full results from all 3 rounds