A wee photo report of a sport whom is part of the cycling off-road setup, but not as well known as his CX and MTB bigger brothers, nevertheless growing bigger and bigger and deserve a bit of PR. Only 15 minutes away from Belfast, at the outskirts of Lisburn City, you can find their purpose build track. Got a chat with one of the members (Steve Bell) who explained to me a bit about the sport. I knew very little about the sport and amazed how it all works. Photo’s BP media or otherwise indicated.

Lisburn BMX club is a voluntary non-profit constituted organization. The Club was originally set up in the ’80s but fell into decline when the sport became less popular. It was reformed in 2012 and is now home to the only national standard track in Northern Ireland, after securing funding from the alpha program in 2015 to rebuild.
Three years after the new track opened in 2016, the club is now thriving with 170 members ranging in age from four-years-old to 50 plus.
The track remains the only National standard track in Northern Ireland and regularly hosts Club and National races.
Photo was taken from BMX Lisburn’s website
The underage kitted out and ready to go!
Requirments to start the sport…Long sleeves jersey’s and full-length trousers, full helmet, gloves and a BMX bike or balance bike. Steve told me for as little as £500 you can start the sport, CI licences from £9 for under 10/8’s and £18 for under 12-14 … A limited licence for the older ones is required. Membership of the club starts from £20 and there are family discounts on offer too
In competition, riders wait in the pen till they called up at the starting line above. Maximum 8 at any one start, the results come from the heats and basically some sort of elimination races. There is no timing involved
Any Under 14 child needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the sign-on
Address:Bells Lane, Lambeg, Lisburn, BT27 4QJ
General Email: info@lisburnbmxclub.co.uk
Facebook: Lisburn BMX Club 
Results will be added when received
Thanks for the chat Steve Bell (left) and hope to see more of this sport in the future