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Ride UK brings you tutorials and tuition to help improve your BMX skills. We've got How To’s for every trick you need under your belt, from dropping in, to pumping a ramp, manuals, barspins and flairs; with our guides and detailed pictures you’ll nail it in no time. Bike maintenance? We’ve got that covered too. Puncture repair, how to fix a chain, what you need in your toolkit, even where to ride and BMX etiquette, we’ll make sure you know the deal.
BMX BASICS: How to Bunny Hop Tailwhip
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BMX BASICS: How to Bunny Hop Tailwhip

Whip Hops can take a while to master. Just remember to keep your weight right over the front end when you kick the bike around.

BMX BASICS: How to Bunny Hop Tailwhip
BMX BASICS: How to Bunny Hop Barspin
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BMX BASICS: How to Bunny Hop Barspin

Let’s learn how to bunny hop barspin. The barspin hop is a fundamental trick in BMX, it’s common in most types of riding.  If you ride...

BMX BASICS: How to Bunny Hop Barspin
BMX BASICS: Bike Build How To
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BMX BASICS: Bike Build How To

From Ride UK BMX Basics – Autumn 2013 Most new bikes will come partially built up, but it’s important to make sure the bike you’ve bought...

BMX BASICS: Bike Build How To
BMX BASICS: Frame & Forks
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BMX BASICS: Frame & Forks

Subtle changes in angles on BMX frames can affect how the whole bike rides and also make it more suited to certain types of BMX....

BMX BASICS: Frame & Forks
BMX BASICS: Parts & Accessories
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BMX BASICS: Parts & Accessories

The front end of your bike offers a lot of adjustment in the position or height you run your bars and also in the products...

BMX BASICS: Parts & Accessories
BMX BASICS: Safety & Protection
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BMX BASICS: Safety & Protection

Whilst it’s not compulsory to wear helmets and pads when riding BMX, it’s strongly advised, especially when you’re just getting started. The easiest tricks can...

BMX BASICS: Safety & Protection
BMX BASICS: Toolkit
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BMX BASICS: Toolkit

There’s nothing worse than being miles from home and your bike breaking. Here’s a rundown of a basic toolkit that should get you out of...

BMX BASICS: Toolkit
BMX BASICS: How to Fix a Puncture
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BMX BASICS: How to Fix a Puncture

How to Fix a Puncture. Step by step guide for those starting out in BMX. What equipment you need, what to look for, tips &...

BMX BASICS: How to Fix a Puncture
BMX BASICS: How to True a Wheel
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BMX BASICS: How to True a Wheel

How to True a BMX wheel. Tips & tricks, what to look for, how to make sure your wheels last longer. Truing a wheel step...

BMX BASICS: How to True a Wheel
BMX BASICS: How to Fix a Chain
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BMX BASICS: How to Fix a Chain

Fixing a broken chain isn’t as complicated as it might seem, all you need is the right tool and a few spare links.

BMX BASICS: How to Fix a Chain
BMX BASICS: Where to Ride
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BMX BASICS: Where to Ride

Deciding where you ride BMX will often be determined by where you live. Here's a rundown of four popular types of riding and hints and...

BMX BASICS: Where to Ride
BMX BASICS: Before You Start – Stance and Grip
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BMX BASICS: Before You Start – Stance and Grip

Before you start learning the basic BMX tricks, it’s best to know exactly how you need to grip and stand on your bike. BMX BASICS:...

BMX BASICS: Before You Start – Stance and Grip
BMX BASICS: How to Hop on Flat
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BMX BASICS: How to Hop on Flat

How to Bunny Hop. While it's possibly the most basic BMX trick you’ll learn, it’s also the most fundamental.

BMX BASICS: How to Hop on Flat
BMX BASICS: How to Double Peg (Street)
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BMX BASICS: How to Double Peg (Street)

The double peg (aka peg grind, aka 50-50) or the feeble will probably be the first grinds you learn. The double peg is a great...

BMX BASICS: How to Double Peg (Street)
BMX BASICS: How to Hop On/Off
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BMX BASICS: How to Hop On/Off

Hopping on and off things will probably be the next thing you’ll be wanting to learn once you’ve mastered the bunny hop.

BMX BASICS: How to Hop On/Off
BMX BASICS: How to Feeble Grind
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BMX BASICS: How to Feeble Grind

Let's learn how to feeble grind – a basic trick that can become an advanced move over time.

BMX BASICS: How to Feeble Grind
BMX BASICS: How to Manual
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BMX BASICS: How to Manual

Learning how to manual is an important skill. You can practise the manual whilst you’re riding anywhere...

BMX BASICS: How to Manual
BMX BASICS: How to Hop 180
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BMX BASICS: How to Hop 180

All you need is a bit of flat ground to get started with the 180. Once you’ve mastered the straight hop, think about learning how...

BMX BASICS: How to Hop 180
BMX BASICS: How to Drop In
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BMX BASICS: How to Drop In

Dropping in a ramp for the first time can be quite daunting. It might seem strange approaching the transition from an angle.

BMX BASICS: How to Drop In
BMX BASICS: How to Pump a Ramp
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BMX BASICS: How to Pump a Ramp

Gaining, maintaining, and using speed are all key things when learning how to pump a ramp. Let's take a look at the technique on a...

BMX BASICS: How to Pump a Ramp
BMX BASICS: How to Double Peg (Ramp)
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BMX BASICS: How to Double Peg (Ramp)

Learn double peg grinds on the coping of a ramp. The smoother you are, the easier this grind will be.

BMX BASICS: How to Double Peg (Ramp)
BMX BASICS: How to Disaster
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BMX BASICS: How to Disaster

The Disaster is a great trick to get you used to shifting your weight between the front and back ends of your bike.

BMX BASICS: How to Disaster
BMX BASICS: How to Tyretap
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BMX BASICS: How to Tyretap

The tyretap is a versatile trick that is the basis of a lot of deck tricks. You can learn how to tyretap without brakes, but...

BMX BASICS: How to Tyretap
BMX BASICS: How to Ramp Manual
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BMX BASICS: How to Ramp Manual

Feeling comfortable hitting quarters with a bit of speed? Manuals on the deck can put that to good use. Find a long quarter with a...

BMX BASICS: How to Ramp Manual
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