Brent entered their first ever team to the London Youth Games BMX Event this year.
We ran a two month program of taster sessions, try outs and training sessions took place in Brent Bike It Schools and at the BMX track in Hayes, Hillingdon over the spring. The program prooved very popular and culminated in a team of 8 children from Brent being selected to compete in the event at the Mitcham track in Merton last Sunday.
The Brent BMX Team at The London Youth Games, Sunday 8th June 2014
With 4 in our Junior team and 4 in our Youth team we were well represented.The team did really well, getting a rider into the quarter finals. As it was the first entry into BMX this is a massive achievement for Brent.
It was a big team effort between Brent Council, Access Sport, Sustrans and the Bike It Schools, and especially St Joseph’s Junior School who put an extra big effort in to making it all happen. A big thanks to everyone involved!
The Brent BMX team at the new track in Wembley!
Brent now has it’s own BMX track so by next years LOndon Youth Games we will be storming compeition. The new track at StDavids close is already in use and the first club session will be this Saturday, 14th June, from 1.30 to 3pm
At St David’s Close Open Space St Davids Close, HA9 9BU
We had one girl in the team (well done Cris) and aim to increase this by next year so girls come and get on a BMX!
Come and get involved!