Round one of the UK BMX Halfpipe series went down at Skaterham, Skatepark in Caterham Surrey on Sunday 12 th March. Riders from all over the UK came to kick things off, including some international riders! The idea is a simple, one series, four rounds – come along, ride and have fun.
The day kicked off with an open jam, where riders of all ages and ability could ride and session the ramp together, all receiving a prize for taking part. Next up was the amateur group, the same format was used for both Pro and Am groups. Two runs of 45 seconds, with judges scores given on a best run counts basis. The judges were made up of a group of bmx loving, experienced riders, all of them grass roots core bmxer’s, whose love for the sport keeps them involved.
The AM group was filled with up-and-coming riders, all of which showed how much they have improved over the past few years but securing 3rd place was Felipe Gomez. Felipe had some nice airs with tricks to match, throwing down some flair attempts, the last one just being pulled, which enabled him to walk away with best trick in the AM category. 2nd place was Joe Rendle, Joe had some nice airs, a 540, sweet tailwhips and some awesome topside handplants. The top spot went to Harry Gorman largely thanks to his overhead height airs and smooth style, although he went down heavy on his flair
The Sugar Hills trails in Aarle-Rixtel have hosted the Mini FATJAM since 1990. The little brother of the FATJAM opens the outdoor season officially. We've had great weather at the end of March multiple times but the 2023 edition had to be completed in the dry periods in the afternoon of 25 March. Luckily the trails can handle some rain. Drainage works as well as the black sand that absorbs the rain well. The jumps made of clay were scraped off a tiny bit which made them rideable within 15 minutes. Not that the little ones cared as they kept on riding also when water was falling out of the sky. If all this sounds dramatic, it wasn't. The EZ-UPs provided shelter and catching up took place in the few moments the rain took care of the dust.
While going through the pictures I noticed the essence of the Mini FATJAM. One photo shows Jari Roggeveen flipping the killer jump. 9-years old local Morris followed him towards the killer but did not dare to jump it. Next photo I see the two of them have a chat next to the KILLER. For the little ones getting to ride with the pros is awesome to see. The pros motivating the younger riders by giving pointers to progress is what makes BMX the best. With Morris being so young that Killer jump sure is intimidating. That ramp is taller than the kid himself and sends you to the moon. Next thing we see is for Morris to head to the Killer at full speed on his 18" bike. Full face on. Body protector strapped tight. With all his might Morris had followed Jari's advice and sent it big on the Killer. He managed to clear the gap and put a big smile on his face. Personal challenges are different for everyone and at the Sugar Hills
Results Australian National BMX Park Championships Gold Coast, Australia 24 - 25 March 2023
BMX Park Men: 1 Logan MARTIN 30 AUS 200.00 UCI Ranking Points 2 Jaie TOOHEY 32 AUS 160.00 3 Samuel GIBSON 25 AUS 130.00 4 Joshua MATTHEWS 27 AUS 110.00 5 Alec DANELUTTI 23 AUS 90.00 6 Keegan PRYOR 15 AUS 70.00 7 Josh DOVE 20 AUS 50.00 8 Martin RECH 26 AUS 30.00
BMX Park Women: 1 Sarah NICKI 16 AUS 200.00 UCI Ranking Points
Bringing the heat to South Africa! Monster Energy congratulates their BMX riders on a full podium sweep at the Converse Ult.X 2023 BMX competition in Cape Town at V&A’s Battery Park this weekend. French phenom Anthony Jeanjean clenches first place, and teammates Daniel Sandoval (USA), and Mike Varga (Canada) earn second and third place. In the elite action sports contest recognized as the official African BMX championships, the Monster Energy athletes rose to the top three podium spots in an elite field of freestyle BMX riders.
Started in 2008, ULT.X is Africa’s biggest action sports festival, held annually with thousands in attendance. Presented by Monster Energy, the event took place at the iconic V&A Waterfront’s Battery
Results C1 Copa Internacional Freestyle BMX Park Taubaté SP, Brazil 04 March - 05 March 2023
Men Park: 1 Kevin FABREGUE 28 FRA 200.00 UCI Ranking Points 2 Gustavo BATISTA DE OLIVEIRA 21 BRA 160.00 3 Cauan MADONA NASCIMENTO 29 BRA 130.00 4 Ivan GALDAMES SALAZAR 24 CHI 110.00 5 Job MONTAÑEZ SOTO 26 PER 90.00 6 Felipe Herison ALVES ALEXANDRE 24 BRA 70.00 7 Caio DE OLIVEIRA SOUSA 30 BRA 50.00 8 Ezequiel HELMREICH MARTINEZ 27 ARG 30.00 9 Diego GALDAMES SALAZAR 28 CHI 20.00 10 Luiz Henrique BUENO FERREIRA 33 BRA 10.00 11 Paulo Eduardo SACCHELLI SAÇAKI 35 BRA 12 Jorge ARIAS 47 CHI
Results C1 Copa Internacional Freestyle Park Sao Berbardo do Campo - SP, Brazil 25 Feb - 26 Feb 2023
Men Park: 1 Gustavo BATISTA DE OLIVEIRA 21 BRA 200.00 UCI Ranking points 2 Kevin FABREGUE 28 FRA 160.00 3 Alan MENDES DA SILVA 29 BRA 130.00 4 Cauan DO NASCIMENTO 29 BRA 110.00 5 Ivan GALDAMES SALAZAR 24 CHI 90.00 6 Luiz Henrique BUENO FERREIRA 33 BRA 70.00 7 Diego GALDAMES SALAZAR 28 CHI 50.00 8 Caio DE OLIVEIRA SOUSA 30 BRA 30.00
As is tradition during the week of Ascension, the city of Montpellier will vibrate to the rhythm of the world’s largest urban sports festival. From May 17 to 21, 2023, nearly 600,000 passionate spectators will converge on the banks of the River Lez in the Occitan city for the FISE, the 3rd largest free sports event in France.
Some 2000 professional and amateur athletes, 7 sports, 14 disciplines, 6 World Cup contests and high ranking competitions... The numbers are quite impressive and position the festival as a major event in the international sports calendar.
Nearly a year before the Olympic Games in France, two key FISE competitions, the 2023 UCI BMX
Full results UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup Park, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. 1000 UCI Ranking points for Logan Martin and Hannah Roberts. Men Park 1 Logan MARTIN 30 AUS 1000.00 2 Marcus CHRISTOPHER 21 USA 900.00 3 Brian FOX 28 USA 820.00 4 Jose TORRES GIL 28 ARG 770.00 5 Istvan CAILLET 31 FRA 720.00 6 Irek RIZAEV 26 *** 670.00 7 Kevin PERAZA GARCIA 29 MEX 620.00 8 Kaden STONE 20 USA 570.00 9 Kieran REILLY 22 GBR 520.00 10 Justin DOWELL 23 USA 470.00 11 Daniel SANDOVAL 29 USA 430.00 12 Rimu NAKAMURA 21 JPN 390.00 13 Marin RANTEŠ 28 CRO 350.00 14 Bryce TRYON 23 USA 310.00 15 Ernests ZEBOLDS 24 LAT 270.00