Rio Olympic hopefuls Bodi Turner and Lauren Reynolds have both scored their second victories in as many days by claiming the elite men’s and women’s titles in round six of the BMX Australia National Series at Westside BMX club in Perth. Defending champion Turner’s win, from American star Barry Nobles and New Zealander Michael Bias, was his fourth straight national series triumph and the second year in a row that the Gold Coast based Victorian has claimed a double in the series’ Perth round.
Bunbury Olympian Lauren Reynolds has come from the clouds to upset world number one Caroline Buchanan and take out round five of the elite women’s BMX Australia National Series at Westside BMX club in Perth. Reynolds, who represented Australia alongside Buchanan at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, used some local track knowledge to steal a break underneath early leader Buchanan on the final turn before holding on for a popular victory.
The win was Reynolds’ first of the season and continues her comeback from a 2014 season that was riddled with injury and time off the bike. Buchanan was a close second and Westside BMC club local Kirsten Dellar third ahead of round four winner Melinda McLeod.
In the elite men’s event, series leader Bodi Turner claimed his third win in a row to extend his advantage at the top of the leaderboard, holding off a flying number two seed Josh Callan in a thriller.
When it comes to cool Helmets, Troy Lee Designs have been on the top of their game for many years. With their crew of custom designers working on new paintjobs on a daily basis, they have the design experience that others wish they had. The Dutch BMX Racing squad has been sponsored by TLD for a couple of years now and they're always making sure they've got the right helmet matching their Team Holland gear. We've gathered some info on the 2015 Helmet designs that were just released by Troy Lee Designs. If you want to look good, and feel safe at the same time, check out these D2 and D3 helmets for 2015.
With our roots in BMX racing we couldn't be happier to announce the next chapter of Lizard Skins BMX by signing World Champion and BMX Olympian Sam Willoughby. We're excited to work with Sam to elevate our BMX presence and product range. "I am very excited to have my name associated with such a long lasting and solid company in the bike industry like Lizard Skins. The product is top notch I plan to assist in keeping their grip at the forefront of BMX racing." - Sam Willoughby
Visiting BMX industry heavyweight Tom Ritzenthaler, Elite Trax Inc, has put finishing touches to the competition track at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre ahead of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, April 18-19. The US based ’master builder’ has been instrumental in the development of the BMX Supercross format, building some of the world’s fiercest BMX Supercross tracks, including [that contested during] London 2012. He travelled to Manchester with a team of construction specialists to undertake the works in consultation with British Cycling, Global
In three months time the 2015 UCI BMX SX World Cup race will be held in Papendal, Netherlands. The 2014 race was held in May as well and is covered in the latest issue of 2024 BMX magazine. It shows that the mag doesn't come out monthly, or bi-monthly, but just when the time is right and the advertisers have signed up. It's rough to get one made, but once it's there, it's time to celebrate.
#14 covers basically the whole of 2014 including the UCI BMX World's in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Papendal World Cup, a Jared Garcia interview, the SE Floval Flyer, an article on Rockhill, Area24, Growing Champions, Matthew Gilston gets interviewed, the Derby National is covered as well as the Preston National. The S&M Speedwagon gets inspected and 2024 goes Stateside for the latest BMX gossip.
Expect great photography and wise words from the 2014 BMX crew. They eat, sleep, dream and live BMX. Hit them up on
1. Twan Van Gendt
2. Romain Mahieu
3. Arthur Pilard
4. Romain Riccardi
5. Yvan Lapraz
6. Jordi Schippers
7. Jelle Van Gorkom
8. Vincent Leon
1. Laëtitia Le Corguillé
2. Merle Van Benthem
1 SAM WILLOUGHBY, REDLINE, AUSTRALIA
2 JARED GARCIA, BOX COMPONENTS /DK, VICTORVILLE, CA
3 ANTHONY DEAN, CHASE/DHR, AUCKLAND, AUSTRLIA
4 RENATO REZENDE, BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO
5 JORIS DAUDET, CHASE BMX, FRANCE
6 CORBEN SHARRAH, TUCSON, AZ
7 CONNOR FIELDS, CHASE BMX, HENDERSON, NV
8 AMIDOU MIR, NICE, FRANCE
1 ALISE POST, REDLINE, SAINT CLOUD, MN
2 BROOKE CRAIN, VISALIA, CA
3 CARLIE FERREE, QUARTZ HILL, CA
4 SHEALEN RENO, HYPER BICYCLES, PLANO, TX
5 ELKE VANHOOF, TVE SPORT, OEGEMA TR, FA, ANTWERP, BELGIUM
1. Laëtitia Lecorguillé
2. Axelle Etienne
3. Eva Ailloud
4. Margot Hetmanczyk
5. Sandie Thibaut
6. Marine Lacoste
7. Merle Van Benthem
8. Mégane Lajmi
Caroline Buchanan is the newest Harley Davidson Australia ambassador. This partnership riding Harley's newest edition learner legal Street 500 motorbike is an exciting time taking her love for riding 2 wheels from the dirt onto the great open road.
Harley-Davidson is celebrating the launch of Street 500, with dealerships across the country hosting a one-off special ‘Street Party’. All events are free to attend for the public and are calling upon local riders and enthusiasts to come along and experience the Street 500 firsthand.
Picture provided by Caroline Buchanan