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GETTING RIDING

A few simple steps to get you riding - and racing!

  1. Best place to start is by attending a Club Night on a Thursday to check out racing in action and to ask questions or try some bikes. If you are interested in having a go, its recommended that you attend club training before you tackle our ramp or, for kids 7 years and under, the Kiwi Spocket Programme (see below) will give junior riders the skills they need to ride safely.

  2. Try out our club training on Tuesdays. Cambridge BMX allows potential members to trial club training for free (its only $2 normally) to see if you like it. Club training caters to all ages.

  3. Join the club. A club membership / licence allows you to attend club training, club nights and to attend club nights in other clubs but not official race meets. Family discounts are available on memberships. 

  4. Get a BMX NZ Licence.To race BMX, you need to be a member of an affiliated BMX Club or hold a BMX NZ Licence. BMX Licences are issued nationally through BMX NZ, and do not allow use across Mountain Bike, Road and Track events. You do not need a BMX NZ Licence to attend club nights.

KIWI SPROCKET ROCKET PROGRAMME

Kiwi Sprocket Rocket programme is a skills based biking programme which target is children aged 7 years and under but relevent for beginners of any age. This programme has been developed based on a modified version of BMX and teaches children fundamental biking skills that specifically cater to children’s size and skill level. 

Sprocket Rocket was originally developed by BMX NSW in 1994 as a competition based programme and later expanded as a very successful skill development programme by Bicycle Motocross Australia. More specifically the program aims at providing: 

  • Fundamental biking skills

  • Safe and Fun learning environment  

  • 24 progressive sessions 

  • Qualified coaches at every session 

  • Promotion of participation and skill development rather than a win-at-all costs culture 

  • Skills required to go on to compete in competitive biking 

The programme concentrates on four specific fundamental skills areas including pedalling, balance, braking and corning.  These skills are fundamental for all biking activities regardless of the participants age. 

The Kiwi Sprocket Rocket programme consists of 24 progressive sessions that teach skills through a series of fun drills and skills that children just love. 

Each child registered receives a Kiwi Sprocket Participation and Skill Log Book, an interactive resource to record their personal progress.  All children receive a cool Kiwi Sprocket Rocket Number Plate which can be displayed proudly on their bikes. 

When your child registers they will receive The Kiwi Sprocket Rocket kit which includes the following:-

  • Kiwi Sprocket Rocket Number Plate

  • Kiwi Sprocket Rocket sticker

  • Coaching Skills Award Logbook

  • Kiwi Sprocket Rocket Guidebook

  • Rule Book (if available)

  • Welcome letter Benefits of Membership