INSPIRING A MORE DIVERSE FUTURE GENERATION OF CYCLISTS

 

Making Trax is Access Sport’s BMX school and community outreach programme. Making Trax sits within Access Sport’s award-winning BMX Legacy Programme and has been operating in disadvantaged areas of London since 2016 & Bristol since 2017. The aim of Making Trax is to drive youth, inclusion and diversity in cycling by working directly with schools, special educational needs centres and youth clubs to reach young people who don’t currently cycle or participate in physical activity.

The innovative style of coaching cycling that Making Trax has developed is profoundly changing the way cycling (one of the biggest if not the biggest participation activities in the UK) is being coached nationally for young people by making it considerably more effective and inclusive of inactive, disabled and disadvantaged target groups.  We are achieving this because the learnings that we have developed and have tested with Canterbury University are being adopted as best practice by British Cycling as part of their new national strategy.

BMX has been an Olympic sport since 2008 and has since grown, with the Freestyle BMX discipline added to the upcoming 2020 games in Tokyo and whilst its popularity lies in its fast paced and exciting nature, stripped back the discipline requires basic physical and cycling skills, which when combined with its distinctive ‘urban’ appeal make it a uniquely powerful tool to get more people active.

BMX is where it all started for me. It got me in to cycling; it captured my attention and my imagination when I was a kid - Sir Chris Hoy

    

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

We offer a range of different options from one-off taster sessions to 12 week blocks that incorporate Bikeability competencies, bike maintenance lessons and BMX track skills:

  • 12 Week Programme
  • Taster Sessions
  • Onsite Taster Sessions
  • Portable Track Events
  • Wingz (Inclusive BMX)
  • BMX Clever Programme (for young people at risk of educational failure)


Read more about the Making Trax offers and how you can get involved by downloading our Information Pack here: Making_Trax_Information_Pack.pdf



We have a number of girls who took part in the 12 week block of sessions that we set up with Access sport last term, since then they have joined the weekly girls session, they are now so confident on their bikes and get such a buzz from it.



If you would like to know more about Making Trax, please contact:

For London enquires: Steph Walters: [email protected] 

Or, call 020 7993 9883 

For Bristol enquiries: Lucy Fisher: [email protected]

Or, call 0117 941 5829 

Also follow us on Twitter @MakingTrax_BMX to see what we've been up to!



Use the arrows to click through our Making Trax photo gallery to see how our current riders are getting on...

Making Trax