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The world of BMX explained
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BMX is one of the coolest sports in the world
BMX is one of the coolest sports in the world

Introduction

BMX stands for Bicycle Motorcross and began way back in the late 1970s.

The sport has gone through many ups and downs and changes over the years, but today there are five main disciplines.

These disciplines are split into two sections, racing and freestyle.

BMX racing is quite self-explanatory (which doesn't mean we won't be telling you all about it too!), but the freestyle heading has four different disciplines which take a bit of explaining.

The 2003 X-Games - the alternative sports version of the Olympic Games - kicks off soon in Los Angeles with a host of gravity-defying skaters, surfers and BMXers battling it out for medals and prizes.

So what better occasion for the Academy - with lots of help from our Airtight friends at BBC Scotland - to give you the ultimate lowdown on BMXing.


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