The UK Flatland BMX Championships is back at the Cycle Expo in Yorkshire Harrogate on the 21st September. One of the best contest floors of the year, can Dominik Nekolny defend his title once again?.
Free entry for am / pro riders, chill out zone for riders with refreshments and snacks. Free parking prizes up for grabs sponsors to be announced soon, book your trip to Harrogate!
Some BIG news today, the UCI announced the inaugural UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Championships will be held as part of the next UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, which will take place on 6-10 November 2019 in Chengdu, in China. Official press release below:
“The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has the pleasure of announcing that the inaugural UCI BMX Freestyle Flatland World Championships will be held as part of the next UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, which will take place on 6-10 November 2019 in Chengdu, in China. The 2019 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships will thus feature BMX Freestyle Flatland, BMX Freestyle Park and Trials, three urban and dynamic disciplines.
Flatland is growing fast and has figured alongside Park on the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup programme since 2018. It involves performing tricks on a flat piece of ground, often while balancing on a single wheel.
Participants are judged on the difficulty and originality of their tricks as well as their style.
In an effort to ensure the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships programme is coherent, MTB Eliminator (XCE) will be withdrawn from this event. The format for the 2019 UCI XCE World Championships is currently under consideration and an announcement will be made at a later stage.
The UCI President David Lappartient said: “The integration of BMX Freestyle Flatland into the programme of the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships marks the appearance of a new UCI World Championships for cycling. I am delighted to see this demonstration of our sport’s dynamism. In addition, the arrival of this discipline reinforces the identity of an event that was created to meet the expectations of a public that enjoys a show and to make our sport even more popular with the younger generation.”
Mark your calendar:
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships.
6-10 November 2019.
Its unnofficially “Jean William Prevost” day today here on Flatmattersonline, Dub just dropped this tidy edit from his recent trip to Japan for the Fise World stop in Hiroshima and Arkleague. Good vibes on the road in this one with some amazing riding to boot.
The Fise Up magazine that dropped in Montpellier is now available online. Lionel Cardoso caught up with Jean William Prevost for an amazing interview with some killer photos taken on a frozen lake. Don’t miss this one, hit the link below!
It’s taken a while in internet terms for Jean William Prevost’s third place ruin to appear online but here it. A few mistakes from the start of the run are edited out, enjoy the “tiger style” as Scott O’Brien would say.
Marty Clark is organising something a little different on Saturday 10th August in Ravenna, Ohio. Read on…
One Bomb Run! is a fresh take on an amateur flatland contest. It is all about the AMs and the format is based on eliminating stress and having YOUR best run. Only Am’s are eligible for the cash purse, but there will be something for everybody (pros too). There will be a prejam and night ride Friday. All riders welcome! This is a two day flatland extravaganza with something for everybody!
The Reklamation Bikes Company is very Proud to welcome Jean-François Boulianne to its Pro team. J-F is well known in the BMX Flatland industry from all his years traveling and competing around the globe. ReK will be supporting Jean-François to showcase his unique tricks and style at the American Flatland Circuit.
“I am super happy to be joining my long time friend Jean-William Prévost in the Reklamation Pro team. It’s also an honour for me to ride the new “Rogue” frame, this is a legacy to the sport from my fellow renowned French Canadian rider Jason Plourde”
A couple of weeks in between the Fise Montpellier and the Cologne, Dusty Tweedhope got in contact to interview for his Flatland Immersion Podcast. We discuss running Flatmattersonline, my flatland school, my new video project, injuries, judging over the years and current day as head judge, and how I practise judging in between events and a while lot more. Hope you all enjoy this one, really enjoyed being on the opposite end of what I am used to.
Oh, its a good day when Michele Maiolani drops his first edit four years. I had messaged Michele a while back and just asked, are you still riding? I heard nothing back and assumed he had quite riding. Today I was really happy to wake up to a message from Michele letting me know about his new edit “Straight Ahead”. This man possesses rolling god skills that give me flash backs of Chase Gouin, Denes Katona, Alexis Desolneux and so on.
Let’s discuss this one in the comments section, that ender tho! Mad respect Michele, thank you for blessing us with your skills.