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Welcome to Clark & Kent's specialist BMX track building and bike talk pages. Clark & Kent design, build and maintain all types of BMX track — from local village Pump Tracks to world class BMX track racing circuits.

Building a BMX or Pump track requires skill and experience and that is something that C&K Consultants have in plenty with more than 20 years experience in BMX track design and construction.

A well-built BMX or Pump Track is a community facility that will encourage young and old to enjoy the fast, exciting and growing sport of BMX bike racing.

As BMX bike enthusiasts ourselves we have put together a few articles to celebrate the sport of BMK bike racing and to encourage people to take up the sport of BMX biking. Click on an article to read more.


Young BMX riders at start gate
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BMX biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, offering a huge range of sporting opportunities for enthusiasts of all ages.MORE

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Pump tracks are great places to learn BMX bike racing skills. The track is just a continuous circuit of hills and banks, usually made of soil and dirt, that can be ridden without the use of pedals. The idea is to 'pump' the bike around the track using body movement alone.MORE

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BMX racers need strong legs, supple arms and a cool head but more than that is the proper mental strategy to improve performance in every race. Alongside the standard physical training that any BMX track rider needs is the sort of mindset that clears the way for faster, more skilful rides.MORE

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Material matters for BMX bikes

The frame is the backbone of any BMX bike and its manufacture is central to how the bike feels to the user and more importantly how it feels to ride. The aim of all BMX bike frames is to combine the highest strength with the lowest weight. There are several factors at play in achieving this and botMORE

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Narrow down your BMX bike options

The first-time buyer of a BMX race bike can be forgiven for being utterly bewildered by the options on offer. It pays to do a little research first and hone in on the best BMX bike for your needs.MORE

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All you need is muscles and shovels

Many will have day-dreamed about having a practice BMX pump track built right outside their door or in the back garden. Pump tracks are not just great fun for beginners they can even help the pros to hone their skillsMORE

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Guidelines for BMX track builders

Since BMX racing began in the US in the 1960s, it has grown into a popular international sport for all ages that since 2008 even features in the Olympics. It was inevitable that some international standards had to be set.MORE

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Better at basic BMX bike skills

Many core BMX bike skills can be practised away from the BMX track and even seasoned bikers can benefit from a 'back to basics' mind-set. Seated wheelies, bunny hops and balancing, are just a few of the techniques.MORE

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Get on track with BMX bike skills

You don't actually need a BMX track to start building up your skills and riding technique as a BMX biker. Having access to a BMX track helps but it's not necessary.MORE

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Racers rise through the ranks

BMX racing started life in Los Angeles in the USA as an alternative to motocross racing and quickly became a popular worldwide sport enjoyed by thousands.MORE

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