About us:

Ipswich BMX Club is the UK's longest running Bicycle Motocross Club. The club formed in 1980 and has been holding events at its Landseer park track ever since.

Join us every Tuesday evening between April & September & selected Sundays through the winter for gate practice & coaching.

The club welcomes new members, young or old. For more information about the sport of BMX go to the Useful Links section or contact us via email: info@ipswichbmx.co.uk


Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas!
























Merry Christmas & a Happy New year from all at Ipswich BMX Club. Hope you've all had a rad 2015 & here's to an even radder 2016!


Thursday, 12 November 2015

Winter coaching/practice

Dates have been set for our winter coaching/practice sessions. The track seems to be holding up quite well at the moment despite the recent wet weather, so hopefully we will be able to utilise it for these sessions. If not we'll just get creative!
The dates are...
Sat 5th December
Sat 9th January
Sat 13th February
Sat 5th March
Sessions start at 10am sharp & will be done by 11:30am.
So get down to Landseer park this winter to keep your skills up & spirits high! 
 
 

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Club AGM 2015

2015 AGM. Wednesday 11th November 2015, Rivers Social Club, Landseer Road, IP3 OAZ @ 7pm.
All club members & parents welcome.
Have your say on the direction of our club.




Monday, 26 October 2015

Ipswich Winter Regional 25.10.15


A big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed/raced/volunteered to help make our Winter Regional race such a success.

Ipswich hosted the first round of BMX East’s 2015/16 Winter Regional Series & Summer Series presentation – Halloween style!

Despite some heavy overnight rain the track held up well & made for some great racing, helped in no small part by some fantastic October weather.

Special thanks goes out to Ipswich Mayor, Glen Chisholm who opened the meeting & even assisted with gate practice!

Every Ipswich rider competing did their club proud, none more so than Aldis Salavejs who stormed to victory in only his second full race here in the 14-16 boys. There was also a great win for Andy Ashford in the Masters class.

Round 2 of the series is on November 22nd at Milton Keynes – In the meantime enjoy some photos from round one.






Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Track work & Ipswich Winter Regional

Three important dates for your diaries.
The club requires enthusiastic volunteers to prep our Landseer Park track for our forthcoming Winter Regional race.
We hope to put in a few hours shovel work on the Saturdays of October 11th & 24th from 9am. If you can help in any way large or small please pop by. Shovels, rakes & barrows would be especially handy on the day.
Our 2015/16 BMX East Winter Regional is scheduled for Sunday October 25th. Registration closes at 11.30am on the day with classes for all. Pre registration will also be available online on the British Cycling website.
Racing should start around 12.15pm & we hope to have a spooky theme for the meeting as it's so close to Halloween!
The race will also incorporate the EA Summer Series 2015 trophy presentation, giving you even more reason to attend what we hope will be a great days racing.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

2015 British Champs round up & EA Regional Champs to come

Well done to the Ipswich riders who competed in this years Brits last weekend. No 01 plates to bring back to Ipswich this year, but some close calls from John Lillingstone & Shaun Andrews who both made the podium in their respective classes.
Congratulations to John also for taking the National Champion title in 30-39 cruiser, not losing a single lap along the way!


Although the summer BMX season is almost at an end there’s still some great racing opportunities to be had.
On Sunday September 13th Braintree BMX Club hosts the East Anglian Championships where regional titles are awarded to both individual riders & clubs.
It would be fantastic to see as many Ipswich riders as possible attend this event. A direct link with event details & pre-registration can be found here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/136871/BMX-East-Open-Championships-2015
Dates & venues for the EA winter series will also be announced soon.
Tuesday evening practice sessions will continue at Landseer Park whilst the light & weather allows.
See you on the gate soon!

John Lillingstone

Brits Riders Parade East Anglia style!





Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Open day cancelled


Due to varying reasons, including the Ipswich Sky ride the club have regrettably decided to cancel our open day this Sunday 23rd August.
This has given our members & their families the opportunity to take part in the Sky ride which runs from 11am-3pm in the town centre. http://www.goskyride.com/ipswichskyride?DCMP=knc-Google-nc-BrandLocation-ipswich-sky-ride
Elite British Cycling BMX rider Kyle Evans will be attending this year’s ride. http://www.goskyride.com/News/ShowArticle/Meet-Kyle-Evans-at-Sky-Ride-Ipswich?retURL=/News/Index/3006&omnitureSubSection=editors-picks
There will be an opportunity for club riders to meet Kyle & attend & Q&A session with him.
The route is traffic free & available for anyone to ride between 11am-3pm. 
It would be nice if we could have a presence as a club at the ride. Those club riders wishing to ride together should meet at the University Campus Suffolk building on the waterfront at 10.45am for the start of the ride. Don’t forget your race shirts!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Ipswich Club Championships 11.08.15


A big thank you to all those who helped & competed in tonight’s Ipswich Club Championships. It proved to be a great way to end the clubs summer racing season.The weather played its part too, providing a gentle warm breeze & holding back on any rain.
Congratulations to the winners who got to take home a coveted 01 plate, plus a special mention to newcomer Aldis Salavejs who raced for Ipswich for the first time. 
The next club event is our Open Day on Sunday August 23rd – 11am-2pm. More details can be found elsewhere on our facebook page.
Results below:

Formula 3
1              Elle Brooks
2              Sam Hambling
3              James Bowater
4              Regan Sesto-Wright
5              Ashlee Giles
6              Macy Hinton
7              Oliver Cates
8              Ayden Giles

Formula 2
1              Adam Gilbert
2              Abi Pike
3              Seb Hambling
4              Roxy Hinton
5              Joel Brooks
6              Jamie Grimes
7              Mason Sesto-Wright

Formula 1
1              Shaun Andrews
2              John Lillingstone
3              Ben Peters
4              Andy Ashford
5              Aldis Salavejs
6              Alfie Cole
7              Thomas Giles
8              Thomas Jacobs

Brian Potter & Andy Ashfprd



2015 Go Ride/Summer Series presentation

Thank you to everybody for making this years series such a good one... All those that helped out, in what ever way you could & the riders that competed with great sportsmanship & enjoyment.
Practice/coaching sessions will continue every Tuesday evening whilst the light allows it.


Formula 3
Formula 2





Formula 1

Friday, 7 August 2015

Club Champs/Summer Series standings

Ipswich Club Championships this Tuesday 11th August @ Landseer Park. Registration £2, closing at 6.45pm (at the very latest)!
We will also be having our Go Ride/Summer Series presentation too, so try to attend if you can. Please see the end of series rankings below & check for errors... We're only human after all!
Finally good luck to those Ipswich riders John, Lee & Abi (apologies if we've missed anyone) who are attending the final two national races in Birmingham this weekend.
See you all ready to race on Tuesday!


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Forcoming events for your diary

Don't forget we have some prestigious 01 number plates up for grabs at the 2015 Ipswich BMX Champs on Tuesday 11th August
If you're curious about our sport why not come along to our open day on Sunday 23rd August. Come & experience the excitement of BMX racing at the UK's oldest running BMX club.
Racing, fun & games, coaching & advice.



Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Go Ride Summer Series Round 7 07.07.15

Ipswich BMX Club recently staged the seventh round of its British Cycling Go-Ride Racing, Summer Series.
The warm, bright weather was only slightly spoilt by the enormous tail wind down the first straight.
Racing consisted of three classes of four motos (heats).  Riders were ranked based on their finishing positions in each of the four motos.
There was some great racing in Formula 3 as Elle Brooks, Samuel Hambling & James Bowater raced to the line in every moto. Elle had the edge in all but one moto & took the class win.
Formula 2 was hotly contested & provided some of the best racing of the series so far. Abi Pike made it four wins from four finishing ahead of Roxy Hinton & Seb Hambling.
The final class of the evening was Formula 1. Shaun Andrews finished first despite unclipping in the fourth moto. Andrew Ashford boosted his series points finishing in second, with Alfie Cole third.
A big thank you to all those who helped during the evening. The 8th & final Round of the series is at Landseer Park, Ipswich on Tuesday July 21st Registration closes at 6.45pm.

Formula 3
1              Elle Brooks
2              Samuel Hambling
3              James Bowater
4              Macy Hinton
5              Regan Sesto Wright

Formula 2
1              Abi Pike
2              Roxy Hinton
3              Seb Hambling
4              Joel Brooks
5              Thomas Jacobs
6              Theo Paul
7              Mason Sesto-Wright

Formula 1
1              Shaun Andrews
2              Andy Ashford
3              Alfie Cole
4              Jon Hambling
5              Bryan Grumble




Formula 3 taking the first berm

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Go Ride Summer Series Round 6 23.06.15


Ipswich BMX Club recently staged the fifth round of its British Cycling Go-Ride Racing, Summer Series.
The weather conditions were ideal, warm with just a gentle breeze down the first straight.
Racing consisted of three classes of four motos (heats).  Riders were ranked based on their finishing positions in each of the four motos.

There was some great racing in Formula 3 as Macy Hinton, Regan Sesto-Wright & James Bowater raced to the line in every moto. James showed that practice make perfect & took the win.

Despite also only having three riders Formula 2 was hotly contested with none of the riders giving an inch. Abi Pike was the most determined on the night finishing ahead of Roxy Hinton & Thomas Jacobs.
The final class of the evening, Formula 1 was also the largest. John Lillingstone finished ahead of Shaun Andrews with Ben Peters taking home a bronze medal in 3rd.

A big thank you to all those who helped on the evening. Round seven of the Summer Series is at Landseer Park, Ipswich on Tuesday July 7th Registration closes at 6.45pm.

Formula 3

1              James Bowater
2              Regan Sesto Wright
3              Macy Hinton

 Formula 2

1              Abi Pike
2              Roxy Hinton
3              Thomas Jacobs

 Formula 1

1              John Lillingstone
2              Shaun Andrews
3              Ben Peters
4              Andy Ashford
5              Alfie Cole
6              Bryan Grumble
7              Steven Broomfield






Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Go Ride Summer Series Round 5 09.06.15


Ipswich BMX Club recently staged the fifth round of its British Cycling Go-Ride Racing, Summer Series.
Riders faced warm, sunny conditions with a strong crosswind that caused some problems down the second straight.
Racing consisted of three classes of four motos (heats).  Riders were ranked based on their finishing positions in each of the four motos.
Due to a low rider count Formula 3 was combined with Formula 2. When the points were separated Regan Sesto Wright was awarded the win.

Formula 2 was a highly competitive class once more. Abi Pike was a cut above the rest though winning three of her four motos to finish first. Seb Hambling & Thomas Jacobs battled it out for the other two spots on the podium, with Seb coming out on top on this occasion.
The final class of the evening, Formula 1 was also the largest. Shaun Andrews finished ahead of Ben Peters with Series points leader Andy Ashford coming 3rd.

A big thank you to all those who helped on the evening. Round six of the Summer Series is at Landseer Park, Ipswich on June 23rd Registration closes at 6.45pm.

Formula 3

1              Regan Sesto Wright

 Formula 2

1              Abi Pike
2              Seb Hambling
3              Thomas Jacobs
4              Samuel Hambling
5              Mason Sesto Wright

 Formula 1

1              Shaun Andrews
2              Ben Peters
3              Andy Ashford
4              Matt Hillyard
5              Alfie Cole
6              Jon Hambling

Friday, 29 May 2015

Go Ride Summer Series Round 4 26.06.15

Apologies for the delay here are the results from Tuesdays racing with a smaller turn out, the combined F2/3 class saw Adam Gilbert from Braintree take the win with Abi pike doing it for the girls taking a deserved 2nd Thomas Jacobs in 3rd and James Bowater 4th and taking the F3 win. In the F1 class we saw Andy Ashford winning over all.
Thanks to you all for coming we hope you had fun see you next time.

F3
1- James Bowater
2- Thomas Richardson
3- Molly Richardson
4- Regan Sesto Wright


F2
1- Adam Gilbert
2- Abi Pike
3- Tom Jacobs


F1
1- Andy Ashford
2- Alfie Cole
3- John Lillingstone
4- Jon Hambling
5- Claire Richardson


Racing from round 4
 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Ipswich Regional 17.05.15

A big thank you from Ipswich BMX Club to those who attended our round of the EA Regional BMX Series today. The turnout was good & it was nice to see so many happy faces.
The weather was kind & even the wind helped push riders down the first & third straights. Thanks to the hard work of the clubs volunteers the track was running smooth – if a little slick in the first & last berms!
We’d like to show our appreciation to Copella for providing free samples of their excellent fruit juices again & to Jools & Miles who were good value on the mike.
Apologies to those of you who received a misprinted programme, plans are afoot to have colour printed one’s for our next race.
The next round of the series is on 31st May at Peterborough. The next race at Ipswich is our Summer Series on Tuesday 26th May (registration closes at 6.30pm). Practice/coaching continues this Tuesday evening.
More photos can be found on our facebook page which will will be added to in the coming hours & days by Robbie Goodman.




Wednesday, 13 May 2015

IPSWICH REGIONAL RACE SUNDAY 17th MAY

Don't forget to register for Round 3 of the BMX East regional series at Ipswich online at British Cycling & save yourselves some cash & queuing time.
Online entry here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/131975/BMX-east-Summer-Series-2015-Round-3
Online registration closes at 23.55hrs on 15.5.5. Registration on the day closes at 11.30hrs.


Go Ride Summer Series Round 3 13.05.15

Ipswich BMX Club recently staged the third round of its British Cycling Go-Ride Racing, Summer Series.
Riders faced warm, sunny conditions with a strong tailwind down the first straight.
Racing consisted of three classes of four motos (heats).  Riders were ranked based on their finishing positions in each of the four motos.
The first (formula 3) saw the return of Sam Hambling who missed the previous round. Sam won each of his four races to to take the class win ahead of James Bowater in second & Macey Hinton, third.
Formula 2 was again a highly competitive class. Joshua Cates was a cut above the rest though winning each of his four motos to finish first. Seb Hambling & Abi Pike battled it out for the other two spots on the podium, with Seb coming out on top on this occasion.
The final class of the evening, formula 1 was also the largest. John Lillingstone finished ahead of Shaun Andrews in second with late entry Ben Peters pleased with his 3rd place finish in a very exciting A final.
A big thank you to all those who helped on the evening, including those who made the journey from Braintree & Norwich. Round four of the Summer Series is at Landseer Park, Ipswich on May 26th Registration closes at 6.30pm.

Results:
Formula 3
1              Sam Hambling
2              James Bowater
3              Macey Hinton

 Formula 2
1              Joshua Cates
2              Seb Hambling
3              Abi Pike
4              Roxy Hinton
5              Evie Harding
6              Theo Paul
7              Thomas Jacobs

 Formula 1
1              John Lillingstone
2              Shaun Andrews
3              Ben Peters
4              Kyle Gladwell
5              Dan Gilbert
6              Kieran Harding
7              Alfie Cole
8              Andy Ashford
9              Dan Harding
10            Jon Hambling
11            Joe Little
12            Zak Acteson-Rook
13            Lee Matthews

James Bowater

Formula 2

Formula 3

Andy Ashford


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Go Ride Summer Series Round 2 28.04.15


Ipswich BMX Club recently staged the second round of its British Cycling Go-Ride Racing, Summer Series. This was the first club race of the year as the previous round had to be cancelled due to start gate problems.
Glorious sunshine bathed the clubs Landseer Park track & a cold, strong wind blew riders down the first straight.Racing consisted of three classes of four motos (heats).  Riders were ranked based on their finishing positions in each of the four motos.
The first (formula 3) saw a good mixture of young & old riders of similar ability race against each other. Jen Cannons came back well from injury to take the class win ahead of James Bowater who pushed her all the way in second.
Formula 2 was to be a highly competitive class. Jon Hambling & Ed Cannons raced hard & finished 2nd & 3rd respectively. Adam Gilbert was a cut above the rest though winning each of his four motos to finish first.
The final class of the evening was formula 1. John Lillingstone finished ahead of Shaun Andrews in second with Andrew Ashford more than pleased with his 3rd place finish.
A big thank you to all those who helped on the evening, including those who made the journey from Braintree. Round two of the Summer Series is at Landseer Park, Ipswich on May 12st. Registration closes at 6.30pm.

Results:
Formula 3
1              Jen Cannons
2              James Bowater
3              Macey Hinton

Formula 2
1              Adam Gilbert
2              Seb Hambling
3              Ed Cannons
4              Abi Pike
5              Roxy Hinton
6              Thomas Jacobs
7              Theo Paul

Formula 1
1              John Lillingstone
2              Shaun Andrews
3              Andrew Ashford
4              Alfie Cole


Formula 3
Close racing in Formula 2
Ashford - RAD

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tuesday nights/Track work

Remember Tuesday night is BMX night at Landseer Park. Summer sessions are now in full swing. Don't forget you need full safety equipment & club membership to take part.
Our next Summer Series Go Ride race is on Tuesday 28th April. Registration is just £2 per rider. Registration closes at 6.30pm. Please don't forget your number plates.

Our Landseer park track is in reasonable shape at the moment, but it could always look better.
The club is looking for willing volunteers to prep the track for our regional race on Sunday May 17th.
Enthusiasm, shovels, rakes & wheel barrows are all that's required.
Sunday 10th May & Saturday 16th May are the dates for your diaries.

See you there!





Monday, 16 March 2015

2015 Club Summer Calendar

The clocks will soon be springing forward (28.03.15) which means that riding in the evening will soon become a possibility again
The club has set its dates for the 2015 season which include an extended Go Ride Summer Series & an end of season, winner takes all Club Championship race.
Practice, coaching & race evenings will continue to be on a Tuesday evening at our Landseer Park track.
Don't forget to get your club membership for the 2015 season. Do it online via the British Cycling website here & save some money.
See you all trackside soon!

NB New date for Regional Round 3 - Sunday 17th May 2015



Sunday, 15 March 2015

Ipswich Winter Regional 15.03.15


East Anglia winter regional round 6.The grey skies & bitterly cold wind made it feel very much like winter too! However the rain stayed away & a great days racing was had by the 108 registered riders. Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the losers & healing vibes to the fallers. A big thank you to all those who attended & helped with the event. Thanks also to Copella for the free fruit juice & BMXone for the calendars.
The club begins its summer practice sessions at Landseer park from Tuedsday 31st March from 6.15pm.



 
 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Track work/Winter regional

The club hosts the 6th round of the East Anglia Winter Series on Sunday 15th March. Registration closes at 11:30am sharp & you can pre-register via the British Cycling website.
As it's a winter regional there will be free parking & four moto's plus finals!

We will finish prepping the track on the Saturday (14th March) from 9am & are looking for willing volunteers to assist. Please bring shovels, rakes & barrows if you have them.
The start gate will also be tested, so there's a chance to grab some sneaky practice too!

See you trackside (Landseer Park, Ipswich)!


Saturday, 7 February 2015

Tobogganing

A few photos of our post Xmas party. Thanks to all of you who came tobogganing today - A brilliant time was had by all & no injuries to report!
Don't forget our next coaching session a Clifford Rd primary school on February 22nd at 1.30pm.



Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Post Christmas Party & Hoodies

Details for our post Christmas party at Suffolk Ski Centre have now been finalised. The date is Feb 7th at 4.15pm.

Hoodies can also be ordered now. Orders must be in & paid for by Feb 13th.
For more information about the Party & how to order your hoodie, please check our facebook page.