Local Olympian, Kye Whyte, returns to race at Southwark BMX track

14 June 2022

Local Olympian, Kye Whyte, is returning to Southwark Council’s BMX track and his home club, Peckham BMX, to ride in one of the biggest events in the UK BMX calendar, on 18 and 19 June.

British Cycling is bringing its BMX Race National Series to the council’s track in Burgess Park. There will also be races for all ages. Watch out for local talent including: elite women’s rider, Shani Harris-Sherwood, and Peckham‘s first world champion, Quillan Isidore. They will be racing, along with many others from Peckham BMX, on Sunday.

It will be a free, fun day out for cycling enthusiasts both young and old. In addition to the racing, which starts from midday on both days, there will be food stalls and BMX traders selling bike parts, bicycles, t-shirts and more.

Southwark Council offers BMX training at the track for anyone for who wants to learn. An experienced team coaches all sessions and equipment hire is included, when needed.

Opportunities include:

  • child balance bikes and junior riders
  • coaching for beginner/novice and intermediate
  • school holiday clubs
  • women only
  • birthday parties and range of events
  • gates practice

Cllr Alice Macdonald, Cabinet Member for Equalities, Neighbourhoods and Leisure, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this exciting event. Our BMX track, excellent coaches and the Peckham BMX Club, work together to give local children an opportunity to join a community, learn valuable life skills and have fun.

“It is wonderful that local children can come along to watch riders like Kye Whyte, who trained in Peckham like them, and have risen to national and Olympic heights. We wish Kye and all of the local BMX riders the very best of luck in this competition.”

Page last updated: 14 June 2022