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Tokyo Olympics: BMX Enthusiasm and How the Gold Olympics Saw Participation Skyrocket Across the UK | UK News

Bethany Shriever ran for gold shortly after Kye Whyte took silver in the men’s. Picture:
Charlotte Worthington won gold in women’s BMX freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics

BMX buzz and how the Olympic Gold Games saw participation skyrocket across the UK | UK News In the new freestyle event, Charlotte Worthington pulled off a never-before-seen trick to win gold and Declan Brooks won bronze.

“It was a big buzz for BMX… the reaction we got to it was way more than I expected,” said the 22-year-old. British Cycling says although the pandemic and lockdowns have significantly affected participation, it is once again increasing in many parts of the country.

As the younger and more daring cousin of track cycling, BMX was already on the rise – it now has four models that have inspired young and old to ride. “It was unreal,” Whyte told Sky News, reflecting on a year that was life-changing – south London is now known to many as the “Prince of Peckham”.

Blackburn Junction 4 skatepark has doubled the number of U-12 sessions and is recruiting additional coaches. Hayes Hawks BMX in West London has achieved record membership levels and attendance has increased 200% over the past two years.

“This continued with an increase in the number of weekly surveys,” he said. Picture:
Kye White says success at the Olympics was a huge boost for BMX in Britain

“We also maintained regular weekly figures until we closed for Christmas. Picture:
Kye White says success at the Olympics was a huge boost for BMX in Britain

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