During February half term, a group of FCDC young members headed to Lawrence Weston BMX track and met with Lucy and Matt from Access Sport for a BMX taster session. After being fitted with helmets, protective gloves and appropriate sized BMX’s, a safety briefing was given, assisted by a bsl interpreter, before the children practised riding a BMX on the flat. Most had never ridden this type of bike where you mainly have to stand up on the pedals.

Once they were comfortable riding on the flat, they were shown how to place the pedals and how to stand when going over the humps before they were able to test out the smaller of the tracks.  It wasn’t long until some our budding BMX adventurers moved onto the largest track.

All the participants gained confidence during the session and all were keen to take part again.