Jump Park Coaching & Gate Practice

How do I get involved in club sessions?

The simple way to get involved is to pop down to Bexhill BMX track, Canada Way, Sidley, to any Gate Practice session (see ‘What’s On’ for times). You’ll be able to grab a cup of tea and talk to our friendly crew. It’s also a chance for us to assess your rider before we get them involved. Please be patient with us during busier sessions. New comers are very welcome!! We will try and get your rider on the track for a few taster laps on your first visit, however this may not be possible if we are particularly busy or if your rider requires extra support. Riders taking part in all sessions need to be able to ride the track independently and confidently. They need to be able to easily ride over all the jumps without help.

Parents are not allowed in the track area/ on the start hill.

What is Gate Practice?

It’s a supervised session where we operate the start gate. We often have our British Cycling qualified coach present who gives tips and advice. Just ask for help. To get involved just turn up. Riders need to sensible and mature enough to ride independently without creating potential hazards to the riders around them. This session is not suitable for very young and inexperienced riders.

What are the coaching sessions?

Coaching dates are listed regularly, they take place weekly on Mondays. Riders need to be able to ride the track independently and fairly confidently. Unlike Gate Practice you have to pre-book for coaching. We run three sessions. Session 1 (5.30-6.30pm) is aimed at younger riders. Session 2 (6.30- 7.30pm) riders are typically 10-13 years, all abilites. Session 3 (7.30-9pm) is our race academy no nonsense training for our team riders who represent JumpClub at regional and national level. The sessions always have a guaranteed rad group of people to ride with. Involves race and jump training, solid fun and plenty of solid riding. All ages and all abilities, beginners to national racers, serous riders to social riders.

What equipment will I need? You’ll need a full-face, gloves, long sleeves and bottoms. Pads are highly recommended. A safe bike, no pegs and bar ends due to our current insurance. We have spare kit and lend out this equipment, on a first come basis.

How do I book onto a club session? There’s no need to pre-book your first Gate Practise session, but you will need to complete consent form (see our Membership and Consent webpage form the link). If you attend regular Gate Practice sessions then please get intonthe habit of pre-booking. Gate Practice takes place regularly every Wed 6.30-8pm and Saturdays 10.30-12. If your rider has the basic skills to get round the track independently, unaided and safely then they should be able to join straight in.

Coaching sessions and Gates are booked via our App called Spond. Go to out webpage ‘membership and consent’ complete the consent and then complete the membership form on the Spond App. You can now book onto sessions via Spond. Alternatively speak to us at a gate practice session to get involved in coaching. Alternatively contact [email protected].

Keep your eyes pealed on this page and on our socials regarding the future coaching sessions.

If you’re not sure or fancy a taster then just pop along to the weekly Wed open gates session 🙂

A place in the coaching sessions is not guaranteed as we have limited numbers, but we will do our best to include riders where possible.

We have finite resources and need to ensure the safety of all riders.

Do I need to be a member to book a session? No, everyone is welcome to book on. However, the sessions are cheaper for members, so it’s worth joining as a member if you plan on being a regular. Sessions are first come, first serve.

Are the coaches qualified? Yes, our head coach is accredited by British Cycling (level 2 – currently working towards L3) DBS safeguarding checked, first aid qualified with a Sports Science degree, and UK Hall of Fame inductee.

We’re not about producing identical robots from a coaching handbook, but to encourage each rider to use this foundation to help express themselves in their own individual way. In a nutshell, our priority is getting people stoked on BMX.
Jump sessions will also be available using our jump park shortly.


If you’re looking for coaching in or around London, then we highly recommend Dean Reeves. The South’s fastest Super Class racer, rides the fastest S&M Steel Panther in the world and the best independent coach in London.

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