BMX (Bicycle Motocross) began to take off in the late 1960s in California, around the time that motocross became popular in the US. The motorised sport was the inspiration for the pedal-powered version – a breathtaking spectacle that’s since become popular all over the world.
Taking place at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park, the London 2012 competition will see 48 competitors (32 men and 16 women) compete over three days from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 August.
The brand new 400-metre BMX Track is located next to the Velodrome in the north of the Olympic Park. The entire venue covers a total area of 160m by 90m, slightly larger than the size of a football pitch. All athlete entries will be confirmed following the sport entries deadline on 9 July 2012.