At the moment in the UK, 27% of women are physically inactive and only 41% of women are participating in sport at least once a month (compared to 52% of men).

Women's Sport Week (19th-25th June) aims to level the playing field in sport by promoting physical activity for females, and celebrating women's sport at every level. 

At Access Sport, we have already engaged over 1000 women and girls in our BMX project in the past 15 months alone. We recognise how important it can be to have women only sessions and that the sessions take place in a relaxed and friendly environment. With this thinking in mind, we have created our female-only BMXercise classes. 

 

BMXercise is a BMX-based fitness session for any women looking to get more active. Our sessions are fun, friendly and open to all, as we cater to women of all levels of fitness and all biking ability. Of our current BMXers - 20% were inactive before coming to our sessions and almost a quarter are over 40 years old. 

It's a fantastic opportunity for ladies to have fun and get fit. I'm 51 and this project has really helped me to build stamina and get fitter and feel overall healthier.

We recently celebrated our BMXercisers by holding a hugely successful, sold-out BMXercise event at the Olympic park track - bringing together our community of female BMXers from different sessions around London. The event was run by two of our coaches - Sarah and Kelly - who were fantastic at giving our experienced BMXers a workout as well as welcoming 15 new BMXers to the track. Although some were tentative at first, all of the newcomers said they had a great time, wondering what had taken them so long to give it a go! 

 


Great sessions and opportunity to try something new. I will be looking for future BMX opportunities.

 

And we are still continuing to grow! In the next two weeks, we will be introducing two brand new BMXercise sessions in Brixton and Merton and so will be welcoming a new cohort of female BMXers into the BMXercise family. 

If you are interested in trying out one of the BMXercise sessions below, please contact harriet.plows@accesssport.co.uk or check out our Facebook page. 

SESSIONS
  • Peckham (Burgess Park): Tuesdays 18:30-20:30
  • Greenwich (Hornfair Park): Sundays @ 9am & 10:30am, Monday @ 11:30am 
  • Hammersmith & Fulham (Wormwood Scrubs BMX track): Saturdays 10-11:00am 
  • Merton (Acacia Road): Thursdays 18:30 (starting on 6th July) 
  • Brixton (Brockwell Park): Mondays 18:30 (starting 3rd July) 
  • Lewisham: COMING SOON
  • Tower Hamlets: COMING SOON