Fans and riders experienced BMX racing at the new, permanent, Olympic-standard BMX track in Knightswood Park. BMX races are exciting, fast-paced, relentless and all-action. The races begin with three rounds of qualifying heats called motos, with each having up to eight riders competing. The top points scorers across all motos move through to a series of knockout rounds until the final, which decides the overall winner. Individual races normally last under a minute and are run in quick succession, meaning it’s an exciting, non-stop day for riders and spectators alike.
The new BMX Centre at Knightswood Recreation Ground is the only permanent venue being constructed for use at Glasgow 2018 and will be Scotland’s only World and Olympic standard BMX track.
The European Cycling Union (UEC) was founded on 7th April 1990 at the request of 18 countries. It now represents 50 affiliated nations in Europe. The UEC is one of the 5 continental confederations which are members of the International Cycling Union (UCI). The UEC seeks to promote the interests of European cycling in all disciplines and to represent the interests of European cycling federations. UEC's main aim is the development and encouragement of all cycling disciplines in Europe. It organises all the European Championships and European Cups. Each year the UEC organises more than 50 days of competition, including 20 European championships, in all cycling disciplines: road, track, cyclocross, BMX, mountainbike, trials and indoor cycling.