C&K Contractors (GBR) are hiring and they need you! Nationwide upcoming work load across pump tracks, skateparks and BMX tracks.
-Must be able to work away.
-Like to get involved (machinery licenses useful but not essential).
-Competitive package for the right candidates.
Setting new goals for the new year is something most of us do. How can you better yourself? Is my training on point or is there someone out there who can teach me more? Is my equipment on point? Do I need to focus on Pumptracks? How do I do on the 8 meter hill? Where is the room for improvement? Mongoose's Payton ‘P-Nut’ Ridenour has tasted what Elite Racing is like and is now building on being stronger in 2022.
Name: Payton ‘P-Nut’ Ridenour
Hometown: Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Sponsors: Mongoose, FLY, Shimano, WD-40, EVS, USA BMX Foundation, ODI, Tioga, E6, Onyx, Answer, Oakley, Socksmith, Potter Racing, HRP Designs.
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted?
Payton Ridenour: The 2021 season definitely turned out the way I wanted! My coach Arielle Martin-Verhaaren and I set some big goals at the beginning of the season. My main focus was to qualify for the
Setting new goals for the new year is something most of us do. How can you better yourself? Is my training on point or is there someone out there who can teach me more? Is my equipment on point? Do I need to focus on Pumptracks? How do I do on the 8 meter hill? Where is the room for improvement? Martin v/d Velden trains Aiko Gommers, she is the current UCI pump track World Champion and has plenty of BMX racing planned for 2022.
Name: Aiko Gommers
Age: 17 (nearly 18)
Hometown: Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
Pump for Peace, a global initiative founded by Velosolutions with the goal of making cycling accessible to all, is proud to announce a new racing team as an extension of Pump for Peace’s activities on a global level. Riders were selected from countries vulnerable to marginalisation and discrimination (as a consequence of social, cultural, economic and political conditions) and will participate in upcoming International events.
In 2022, the team will consist of Faranak Partoazar from Iran and Tumelo Makae from Lesotho, they are both multiple national champions and pioneers of the sport in their respective countries. They have shown great resilience to overcome many hurdles to do what they love. The team will be managed by
Setting new goals for the new year is something most of us do. How can you better yourself? Is my training on point or is there someone out there who can teach me more? Is my equipment on point? Should I switch to carbon? Do I need to eat better? Do I have to change my program? Today we're checking in with 2021 UCI Pump Track World Champion Eddy Clerté from France.
Name: Eddy Clerte
Hometown: Gujan- Mestras, France
Sponsors 2022: @sunnbikes @alltricks @Velosolutions @Pump for peace @prostartbmxgates @specialized @Ikon @Brasserie mira @Tld bike @Vee tires @Krys toulouse @Odi grips @Odi bmx @Tamarindo surf shop @Izumi chain @Douchebags @Stade bordelais @eonalab @Ryo
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted?
Eddy Clerté: Starting off the year with a big shoulder injury makes this question hard to answer. I guess I saved the year ending it with consistency and real progression.
With the start of the new year, are you always looking to become a faster racer?
Eddy Clerté: Yes! I mainly enjoy the process, so I'm focusing on executing everything the best way possible and make sure I head into the right direction. But of course I start every year convinced
Here's my Week recap at the Pump track world championships!
Game of B.I.K.E. at the Boost Pumptrack in Aalten between Justin Kimmann & Mitchel Schotman.
Results UCI PUMP TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Lisbon, Portugal 15 Oct - 17 Oct 2021.
1 Eddy CLERTE FRA 26.920 10 UCI points
2 Philip SCHAUB GER 28.920 6 UCI points
3 Thibault DUPONT FRA 29.211 4 pts
4 Niels BENSINK NED DNF 2
5 Tommy ZULA USA 1
6 Kristaps VEKSA LAT
7 Amakaye ANDERSEN USA
8 Loris AEBERHARD SUI
9 Adrien LORON FRA
10 Anaia ISTIL FRA
11 Collin HUDSON USA
12 Brady KINCHELOE USA
13 Alec BOB USA
14 Cole SUETOS USA
15 Tristan BOREL SUI
16 Oskar KINDBLOM SWE
Today the last spots for tomorrow's Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships will be given out. The Velosolutions pump track next to the iconic bridge in Lisbon (yes, next to the skatepark) is the terrain for the 2021 battle for the UCI rainbow jerseys in Men and Women. The set-up is pretty unreal. Leave it up to Red Bull to go all in and show the participants a good time.
In case you're wondering where the live feed will be, find the info on Red Bull TV but we'll keep you posted right here on FATBMX with pics, results, etc. Don't forget to follow us on social media for the inside scoop. After multiple laps on the course at the end of the day it was Switzerland's
Pump track has been under the UCI flag since 2019. This means that the winner of this weekend can wear the well-known rainbow jersey for a year. Pump tracks are becoming increasingly popular and are popping up like mushrooms, there are already 39 tracks in the Netherlands. A month ago, the riders were able to qualify for the World Championships during the preliminary round in Eindhoven. Here, among others, well-known BMX star Merel Smulders has managed to get a ticket to Portugal.
The World Championship
This year's World Championship is in the town of Parque das Naçõe in Lisbon. Participants from more than 25 different countries participate in this. The competition starts with the preliminary rounds, from which the 16 fastest riders follow, who will compete against each other in the knock-outs. In the end, the best two remain and they face each other in the final. During the final, it is determined who can ride in the rainbow jersey for a year.
Winners Dutch qualifiers
The best 4 riders of the Dutch qualifier of both men and women have qualified for the World Championship. This year Olympic medalist Merel Smulders came first in the women's competition and Frenchman Eddy Clerté in the men's race. Last year Niels Bensink took the first prize. He won with his girlfriend Drew Mechielsen, who also took first place. In 2020, a wildcard was awarded to Manon Veenstra. Due to the Corona measures last year, the 2020 World Championship was canceled and the