We hope to see as many riders as possible move through our Pathway and through to the next stage, our Progression sessions.
Progression sessions are an intense coaching session concentrating on 1 or 2 skills over the duration of the hour. Riders will have the opportunity to attend numerous sessions that will over time cover skills and techniques that will progress you as a rider. You do not have to be racing BMX to attend these sessions, but for those new to racing they will aid your progression not only as a rider but a BMX Racer. An example of techniques covered will include pumping, manuals, jumping, advanced cornering and pedalling, gates and much more.
There will be occasions where riders can experience ‘free riding’. Riders will need to be competent within this setting along with other criteria if they wish to be accredited and move onto Gates sessions. Riders can be assessed on a Progression session if they wish to become Accredited.
BMX Race Skills
Race Skills is for younger progressed riders only. The session focusses on racing and fun relevant to the age group, in particular strength, intensity and concentration levels. The session is aimed for those younger riders who are already involved in or want to get into BMX racing. The session will cover all skills and techniques required to race BMX, along with fun games and exercises that concentrate on the pure enjoyment of riding your bike and preparing for BMX racing.
Coaches will ensure that riders have a great understanding of track etiquette within coaching and open sessions. Riders will also have the opportunity to be involved in mock race scenarios, which will introduce them to a race environment and familiarise them with things such as pens, moto sheets and how a race is run.
Gates sessions are only for riders who have been accredited by a National Cycling Centre Coach so you must have gone through one of our accreditation processes before you can ride. Riders will be able to ride full or half laps of the track from designated entry and exit points. Gates will be in operation 15 minutes after the start time until 15 minutes before the session ends. Riders can still roll in from the Start Hill while the gates are not in use.
The first and second straight SX lines will not be in use on an NCC Gates session, nor will the use of the SX Start Hill.