The final stop of the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup is happening this weekend at the Gold Coast. 70 Elite riders made the trip to sunny Gold Coast. It’s the first time a UCI World Cup is taking place in Oz, a country which has produced many great riders in the past. The place, supported by AUS Cycling, was a big investment but can now be used for international events, clinics, trainings or all of the above. The Hot Box indoor facility is located only 200 meters from the outdoor park so as a BMX rider living at the Gold Coast isn’t a bad thing. It’s surfer’s paradise too so you get an idea of the place. Add many surrounding concrete parks, Logan Martin’s backyard, the giant Beenleigh Park, some BMX tracks and you could change Surfer’s Paradise into Biker’s Paradise just as well. Having events in new places always brings the explore factor up and there’s plenty to do out here in Oz.
After some days of open practice, a press day followed before the event really kicks off with a full day of BMX Park practice on Thursday. Friday will see Men Qualifying where things will get hectic.
For years it had been a dream of mine to travel and race in the U.S, and with 2022 being a post Olympic year and the World finally opening up again after the pandemic, I thought it would be the right time to give it a go!
"We filmed this video over the last 2 years, I’ve been filming with @binjumpbradley (Paddy Bradley) and @dan_mulhare for the better part of 5 years but it was only when covid hit I (@roryoh98) really started to put this first video together. 2 years later , many set backs and sessions had, its time to put this out and start fresh. Disasterous as ever. Yehup. I’d like to thank my two dawgs Dan and Paddy for sticking with it. through the on and off filming we do. It’s always mad to look back on the shtunt biking."