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LOOKING FORWARD: What national & why

The votes are in


We asked some of the UK’s finest racers what HSBC British Cycling National venues they are looking forward the most and why…….



See who voted for what National below but here are the numbers –
Manchester – 2
Leicester – 18
Cyclopark – 7
Glasgow – 7
Telford – 3
Gosport – 5


Name – Beth Shriever

Sponsors – BVC Supercross Renthal Madison cycles Muc off

Bike – Supercross BLK Carbon

What National – Leicester

Why –  Well, I always look forward to racing at any national but I’m really looking forward to Leicester, I rode it the other day for the first time and I feel like it suited me and it’s great fun, also I think it’s going to be wicked for racing with the tight corners! And then Glasgow and gosport as they are both new tracks and I love to ride new tracks.

Name – Bethany Campbell

Sponsors – BMX Talk.com

Bike – Pure V5 BMXTalk Edition

What National – Leicester

Why – Because it’s my university city! I’ve rode the track and it suits me perfectly, and I always like having a new track in the National Series. Plus I’m sure Issitt will put on a good event… and rumour has it he’s hosting a BBQ at his that weekend (haha)

Name – Harley Taylor

Sponsors – Profile racing factory world team

Bike – Hyper

What National – Cyclopark

Why –  I’d say I’m looking forward to cyclopark the most because the tracks fast and technical and I haven’t raced there in a few years!

Name – Tian Isidore

Sponsors – Pure Bicycles

Bike – Pure

What National – Telford

Why –  It’s a tight track and made for some great racing in 2016!

Name – Oli Cutmore

Sponsors – Identiti Bikes, Halo Wheels, Gusset Components, TSG Protection, ODI Grips, HT Components

Bike – Identiti Krisis MX XXXXL (the long yellow one)

What National – Leicester

Why – Heard a lot of good things about the track and haven’t ridden there before.

Name – Scott Beaumont

Sponsors – USN, Dethleffs, Core Clinics, Silkolene, USE, Bell, HT, RRP, Datatag, O’Neal, ODI

Bike – TBC, 22″ tt carbon something. Just figuring it out!

What National – Telford

Why – It’s the only race I can attend in 2018 as all the others clash with 4X races. Plus the event in 2016 was really good.

Name – Julian “Jools” Allen

Sponsors – Identiti Bikes, Gusset Components, Halo Wheels, Ison Distribution, HT Components, TSG protection, 5.10 Shoes, Nik-Nak Engineering

Bike – Identiti Krisis MX Pro XL Team Edition

What National – Leicester

Why –  It’s always good to get too a new venue on the circuit and race new tracks. The track will make for some great racing through all the classes with it’s wide open straights and proper “race track” feel. The berms will be warfare!! This is Huncote Hornets first time running a national and I know they’re working hard to make a proper event of it. Having been in their position at Braintree I wish them all the best and look forward to a great weekend…….. #noaprilshowers


Name – Kye Whyte

Sponsors – GT World team-100+ Peckham Bmx-Edwards Bike

Bike – GT

What National – CycloPark

Why – The national in 2018 I’m looking forward to the most is Cyclopark, it’s a very technical track loads of room for mistake and can be very hard to race on because of extreme winds. I also like the fast bensink gate and the fast 3rd straight.

Name – Kelsey Dixon

Sponsors – Don’t have any, maybe my dad if he counts as a sponsor

Bike – Limited Edition Pink Speedco

What National – Leicester

Why – New track on the national circuit, only ever been there once and it’s a really nice track. Nothing too tricky and also a lot of fun. The track seems to be suitable for all ages which is good as none of the little guys will struggle around it unlike places such as the indoor! Think the Leicester club will hold a good national for sure

Name – Josh Butson

Sponsors – Purebikeco, maxxis_tyres, htcomponents, faith_race, phazebmx, b73tees, odigrips, alienationbmx

Bike – Pure v5

What National – Cyclopark

Why – I really like the track at Cyclopark and I’ve had some good results there in the past. Last year I threw away a podium with a silly mistake into turn 2, so I’m looking forward to the opportunity to rectify that. Having some new tracks on the calendar should be good also.

Name – Danny Taylor

Sponsors – DC Cycles/Colva/Cry Brand

Bike – Stay Strong V2

What National – Manchester indoor

Why – Nobody turns up so I get better points… plus you get to listen to everyone say how they have not trained all winter and only got on their bike 2 days before (pure bullshit ) don’t forget its super nice to see all those you haven’t seen in 6 months #bmxfamily

Bring on the 2018 season!

Name – Paul Mounsey

Sponsors – ICE Bikes UK, Tesla, Onyx

Bike – ICE

What National – Leicester

Why – All of them are good but Leicester huncote as its near a usa track ill get over here, all others are tough for me.

Name – Taylor Andrews

Sponsors – BMXTALK

Bike –Pure V5, BMXTalk Edition

What National – Telford

Why – because it’s a really fun/competitive track that is a little different from every other track on the circuit! they hosted a RAD national in 2016 and I’m expecting the same this year

Name – Oliver Rowe

Sponsors – Profile Factory Team

Bike – Hyper

What National – Cyclopark

Why – Train there every week, very technical track especially the third straight and rode well there last yeah so I hope to replicate that in 2018.

Name – Molly Dobson

Sponsors – Stay Strong & Clark and Kent

Bike – Stay Strong V2

What National – Leicester or Glasgow

Why – I’m most looking forward to doing Leicester or Glasgow because it’s two new tracks to the scene and not too far to travel from Manchester.

Name – Matt Barnard

Sponsors – Profile world team Hyper Snafu Box Sun Vapour Odi Fly

Bike – Hyper xxl

What National – Leicester

Why – It’s been along time since there’s been a national a Leicester,the last time for me I raced masterclass,I think it’ll be a good /party atmosphere,with some close racing

Name – Richard Ayles

Sponsors – Twisted concepts SCR, onyx, crank brothers, powersbike shop, env graphics, ride misc, lead racewear

Bike – Scr 20” scr 24”

What National – Leicester

Why – The track is suitable for all abilities, wide open and should make for great racing. They use my favourite start gate (pro start). The start hill is not too steep and being more of a power track and not too technical, suits my style of riding.

Name – Lee Carrick

Sponsors – Uccbmx , autonomy bikes , Spalding self store , vehicle glass conversions , pro extreme

Bike – Autonomy

What National – Leicester

Why – Although the track isn’t to tech I definitely think it will make good racing , it’s fast and great facility , sports centre, friendly locals and safe for the kids . Plus some of the plans I’ve seen I think it will set the standard for future nationals

Name – Tre Whyte

Sponsors – 100+ GT bmx racing team

Bike – GT

What National – Probably most looking forward to Gosport

Why – New Track, Pro section we need more challenging tracks in the Uk i feel like it makes good racing for us and training!

Name – James Tresman

Sponsors – Love Not Money

Bike – 20″ Anarchy Riot 24″ Pure

What National – Leicester & Gosport

Why –  I’m looking forward to Leicester, it looks like a great track! Nice to go to new places for Nationals. I’m also excited to see the rebuilt Gosport track.

Name – Brynley Savage

Sponsors – Indy racing, meridian lifts, yess Bmx

Bike – Yess BMX

What National – Gosport

Why – As it’s local to me which is nice as normally have to travel 2-4 hours to a national & is a great national standard track to ride

Name – Jason Byno

Sponsors – Birmingham bmx club /BMXTALK

Bike – Haro Clutch xxl

What National – Cyclopark

Why – Would like a repeat of the main event but both days.

Name – Scott Dick aka Uncle Buck

Role At Nationals – Commentator/MC

What National – Glasgow & Leicester

Why – Glasgow on the new track. Always love going back to the homeland and the atmosphere is always good. Also looking forward to Leicester, new venue for the national series and think the club will pull out all the stops to give the bmx fans a great weekend.

Name – Andy Clucas

Sponsors – Blackpool BMX and Stay Strong

Bike – Stay Strong xxxl

What National – Leicester National & Glasgow

Why – I’m really looking forward to Leicester as the track looks mellow and fast I love watching the ABA rounds for this reason no follow the leader type of racing and flat hill pull! I’ve not ridden the track before so it’s definitely a national I’ll be looking forward too. But also Scotland has a new track for rounds 7/8 and looks to have a pro gate which unfortunately most national venues don’t have nowadays.

Name – Quillan Isidore

Sponsors – Pure Bicycles/ Maxxis Tyres/ ODI/ Faith

Bike – Pure XXL

What National – Glasgow

Why – Grateful to have a new supercross track only a few hours away. Will make for some great racing and new thrills

Name – Keith Wilson

Sponsors – FTB Bikes

Bike – FTB Elite Cruiser Pro xl

What National – Leicester

Why – Leicester national as its a new (to me) track and I love the challenge of learning a new track, breaking it down straight by straight and working out the best way to ride it!! Can’t wait!

Name – Shaun Issitt

Sponsors – BMX Hype

Bike – Pure V5 Pro XXL

What National – Leicester

Why – This would have been a difficult one if Leicester wasn’t on the list. Looking forward to going to a lot of new venues. But this is my home national so I have to say Leicester, hoping this will be a great event for everyone. It’s been too long since we had a national, my parents helped organise that one when I was 6 so it’s nice to be the other side this time around.

Name – Ryan Stack

Sponsors – Ultimate UK

Bike – Elite World Cup Yess Pro XXXL

What National – Cyclopark

Why –  No matter what people say about Cyclopark it’s a track I’ve always loved racing on. Technical track & a fast gate, European Style! Back mixing it with Elite again this year as well which is always fun & interesting!

Name – Neil The Warlock Stewart

Sponsors – Pure Bicycle Company, Maxxis Tyres, ODI Grips, Alienation, HT Pedals, Pro Green

Bike – Pure V5 XXL

What National – Glasgow

Why – New Track for 2018, the last three years have been great in Scotland, so hoping the Glasgow Titans will treat us just as well on a new European Games Standard Track…

Name – Billy Luckhurst

Sponsors – Stay Strong Cry Brand

Bike – Stay strong v2

What National – Gosport

Why – It’s the newest biggest track in the series. Built for the big boys. People are going to hate it or love it. #ilovehaters

Name – Cal Strickland

Sponsors – Moore Large/Oneal, Bell Helmets, Lake shoes, Box, Tangent, Crucial BMX

Bike – Stay Strong V1 xxxl

What National – Leicester

Why – I think it looks like a decent track for racing and i think perhaps Issitt will have a few things up his sleeve to make it one to remember! Maybe he’ll get the legendary megaphone out.

Name – Rich Eames

Role At Nationals – Commentator/Rentagob

What National – Glasgow

Why – It’s a brand new track we’ve never been to before, and the legendary Scottish hospitality obviously!


Name – Paddy Sharrock

Sponsors – BVC Supercross, Oakley

Bike – Supercross

What National – Cyclopark

Why – I quite like cyclopark, racings always fun and fast!! Plus the gates fast…

Name – Pat Robinson

Sponsors – #TeamMindBmx. #2pintsbrave, #DMRbikes, #GTfactoryracing, #Gnrsportsware #Peckhambmxclub

Bike – 20inch GT Carbon,   24 inch Pro Series Brand New Colour Scheme by the one and only Darren D Reidy

What National – Manchester

Why – Its Indoor, Got great facilities and viewing and I can go flat out down the first Straight, whats not to like. Leicester. It’s like going back home (Its long through). Gosport, it will be nice to race this brand new track.

Name – Charlotte Green

Sponsors – Wax BMX, Prima Bakeries, DC cycles, ICE, St Austell Brewery

Bike – ICE

What National – Glasgow

Why – The Scottish bring it every year with the atmosphere and the new track looks incredible! Fingers crossed for sunny weather!

Name – ‘Mad’ Ady Warden

Sponsors – Danger-uk

Bike – Brew cruiser, Thrill 20 inch

What National – Leicester

Why – BMX mums king of dirt comp.


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