Don’t know your manual from your wheelie? Here’s our quick guide to BMX racing terms:-

Wheelie

lifting your front tyre off the ground whilst still pedalling


Manual

lifting your front wheel off the ground and freewheeling


Pump

Move your body up and down through jumps in a pumping motion


Swoop

To pass another riders through a berm


Holeshot/Snap

Getting a fast start and being in the lead from the start gate


Moto

A BMX race – one of 3 qualifying races


Berm

Banked turn or corner on a BMX track


Lip

The crest or take-off point of a jump


Table-top – this can mean two things in BMX:

  1. A basic jump on a track with a middle section
  2. A classic trick done mid-jump leaning the bike over horizontally

Speed Jump

Single rounded roller jump


Whoops

Steeper speed jumps set out in pairs – jump them or roll them


Triples

Steeper speed jumps set out in sets of 3


Rhythm Section

a combination of jumps placed close together to force riders to pump or manual through the section


Wheelie

lifting the front wheel by pedaling