If you’re new to Leicester Huncote Hornets BMX Club here is some information you might find interesting!
Go like our Facebook page. On here you will find more up to date information of the day to day on goings at the club from training sessions, coaching sessions, race dates etc.
We also have an Instagram page you can follow. This has all our riders in race action throughout the season.
Training as a Leicester Huncote Hornets rider.
Club sessions vary depending on the time of year. In the summer we train Wednesday and Friday evenings 6:30-8:30pm. In the winter we change to Saturday mornings 10am-12noon. See prices for club sessions HERE
We run numerous club races throughout the winter and the summer. Make sure you keep your eye out for information on our Facebook page on the club races.
Club coaching is usually ran once a month by the club coaches. Jan Frekley coaches the younger/novice riders whilst Shaun Issitt coaches the experts, national/international riders. Coaching is all incorporated in the normal club coaching session prices.
There are on occasions extra coaching that occurs outside of club session times. Again check our Facebook page for information on this. There is addition costs for this. Usually around £10-£20 for a 2 hour session depending on the coach.
Becoming a member of the Leicester Huncote Hornets
Please check out our becoming a member page. Download the attached document, fill in and bring with you to one of our club sessions. Or come see us at the cabin and we can give you a paper copy.
When you start BMX racing we would advise that you start by competing in club races first. These are mini races that are run by the club (other clubs run races too, which you will be welcome to attend).
Regional racing – The next step is Regional racing. They have a novice category which you do not need a race licence for. If you are wanting to race expert you will need a race licence. You can gain one by going on the British Cycling website and searching race licence. To find out more info and get your racing license visit the British Cycling Website
National racing – To compete in the nationals you must compete at regional level for one season. Its at this level you will travel acorss the whole of the UK competing in 12 rounds.
The British Champs – This is the biggest race of the UK season. You will need a race licence and have to compete in 5 rounds of the Summer Regional Series.
International Euro League – You can compete in the international Euro League when you are competing in Nationals. This is an amazing experience as you travel across Europe racing against the best. This follows a similar format to the the National Series, whereby you are in a league in your age category.
European Champs – This is a one off event once a year, similar to the British Champs only for Europe.
The World Champs – This is the biggest event for the challenge riders. A one off event once a year anywhere in the World. This is when you realise BMX racing was the correct decision when you raced your first club race many years ago!
The Olympics – This occurs once every 4 years, a new(ish) event to the Olympics with the first one being in Bejing in 2008.
Useful BMX links and Facebook pages.
Buying BMX race equipment
BMX Race information