Story: Cycle racing

BMX nationals

BMX clubs emerged in the late 1970s and the first major racing events started in 1980. Shown here is one of the first national events held around 1981 in Wainuiomata, near Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: BMX Moto: New Zealand Cycle Sport, around 1981 (S-L-539-COVER)

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Simon Kennett, 'Cycle racing - Bicycle motocross and mountain biking', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Simon Kennett, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Oct 2015