A great day of MTB bike racing on Lordship Loop, grass racing and the new BMX Club session took place recently at the home of the Trax Bike Club in London.
MTB bike racer no 23 flies round the course

The Trax Bike Club meet up on a Saturday every week and have a lot to offer young people in the area [2] who want to have a go at off road cycling. The area has had its fair share of problems [3], Lordship Recreation is next to the Broad Water Farm Estate where last year's riots started. The Trax Bike Club is really helping young people get involved in BMX and mountain biking

The off road track at Lordship Recreation is ideal for serious MTB racing or just messing around on bikes. Young people can join the Bike Club for free and  don’t even need to have their own bike to take part. Once joined up Trax Bike Club members can borrow a BMX bike or use their own and have a go at riding the superb Lordship Loop track.

I went over to see a great day of action packed activities at the Bike Club in August. The morning session started with a warm up for those who wanted to take part in the Go Ride MTB bike race series, then the races proper took place. One young person was able to get his parents to fill in the joining forms, borrow a bike, race and get  second place.


The race was very hard, I was leading until the last downhill!

Next came the grass track racing. Mia, who came second in her age group said:

“My favourite is racing on grass. The race was very hard, I was leading until the last downhill!”

Mia had a great day and was not bothered about being pipped at the post, she will be back for more.

The award ceremony went very well with winners getting medals certificates and Bike Club teeshirts and water bottles.

Award ceremony

At 2pm the new BMX club met up. It attracted over  20 young  people who had lots of fun getting a feel for riding the loop in the glorious sunshine. A wonderful day was had by all.

The Trax Bike Club BMX rider

For more information about the Trax Bike Club contact:

Mario Schmoltzi, (Head Coach and Club Secretary)