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BMX bikes were a craze which started back in the 1980's and slow declined in popularity until around 2006 when it fully regained its popularity, with bikers performing tricks and stunt moves with their bikes either freestyle or using ramps.
BMX biking is a sport in itself and has grown majorly in popularity, from young children to young adults, we now find BMX ramps and tracks appearing in play-parks and with youth organisations, competitions are carried out in the UK and outside UK.
At play-parks, youth centers, some specialised sports facilities where training can be given to learn moves and tricks, basically if you have a BMX you can practice anywhere even making your own ramps, tracks and jumps at home if you have the space.
Young children to young adults usually partake in this interest, if you can ride two wheels and want to learn that is when you can begin. Young adults usually into their 20's but the age can exceed this if you are agile enough and have an interest.
An agile body, the desire to learn, good concentration and of course owning a BMX is all the ability you need.
BMX biking is performed on specially designed bikes, these usually have 20 wheels which are smaller than most conventional bikes such as mountain bikes, they have pegs on the front and rear forks protruding out from the side of the wheel, Giro handlebars (360 turn enabling the biker to perform tricks. Popularity has grown so much that competitions are now being held in Europe and not just the USA. Bikers can race or perform stunts and tricks on ramps or other objects on the streets.
100% dedication is needed with this sport as although the professionals make it look so easy it requires skill and concentration to learn moves, tricks and stunts.
When excelling at this sport there is much potential as teams are popping up and competitions are becoming more popular, shows at fetes and other local events are also becoming more popular, with young people being encouraged to take up an interest.
BMX Racing 908, Trials Biking 870.
The average price for a BMX bike in the UK. is approx £100 and upwards. Body armour and helmets may also be required for training protection purposes this is something else to consider when looking at the costs, contact your local cycle shop for up to date costs.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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