Think you know Peckham? Think again…

Peckham, London is probably not the first place you think of when you hear BMX riders. Peckham is one of the poorest areas in Britain and is known for its high crime rate. However, it is home to a squad of some of the most exceptional BMX riders in Britain.  The squad consists of British and national champions and have two riders currently training for Olympics 2012.

Coach C.K Flash leads the team. His no nonsense coaching style even has the local gang members abiding by his rules.

‘If they want to come and do something, they can come and do 20 press ups’

The team consists of a close-knit group of youngsters ranging from ages 7 to 18.  Through this sport they are learning about respect, determination and true sportsmanship.

Bmx riding may seem like a small sport, but surprisingly most of the tickets for the Olympics have already sold out.  If you managed to grab a ticket, make sure you support Team Britain.

M.L

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