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Bicycle Motocross

On a whirling ride of his life

He has appeared in several magazine spreads, performed in the Cirque du Soleil, and enjoyed celebrity-style media coverage.

Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am

On a whirling ride of his life

He has appeared in several magazine spreads, performed in the Cirque du Soleil, and enjoyed celebrity-style media coverage.

That's because Takahiro Ikeda is the youngest world champion of Flatland BMX, freestyle riding on flat surfaces. He also holds a Guinness World Record for flatland acrobatics.

Yes, he's a bit of a cycling prodigy.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sport Digest

Flying Dutchman proves quickest in BMX blitz

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

BMX park's high fees are putting off young riders from the grass roots

Across the world, BMX parks are a regular feature of towns. They are open to the public, for free, to ride any time. They allow young people a healthy, inexpensive place to gather and ride on a daily basis. They are similar to the free government-funded skate parks and ball courts located all over Hong Kong.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

A handle on greatness

Steven Wong should have BMX as his middle name. The bike wizard has become one of Hong Kong's most successful athletes with dozens of titles under his belt. You wonder how he still finds space for his trophies. Gold medal at the East Asia Games, a gold at the National Games, gold at the first-ever Asian Games BMX competition last month in Guangzhou - you name it, Wong has won it.

14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Rising stars learn tricks of the trade

Yu Ting-yue and Tsang Hin-ying showed excellent form during first- round action of the 2009-2010 Hong Kong Inter-school BMX League. The competition was held at the Hong Kong Jockey Club International BMX Park in Kwai Chung last Saturday.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

60pc of East Asian Games tickets sold

Nearly 60 per cent of the 330,000 tickets for the East Asian Games have been sold, two months before the opening ceremony.

Tickets for some events such as diving, bowling, cue sports, BMX, dance sport, judo, taekwondo and wushu have sold out, according to a Home Affairs Bureau paper submitted to the Legislative Council.

30 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

'Minor repair' needed for top Games venue

A surface defect in the track that forced the closure of the HK$400 million de facto national athletics stadium in Tseung Kwan O was minor and would be fixed quickly, the secretary for home affairs said yesterday.

'We don't see any big defects,' Tsang Tak-sing said of the main venue for December's East Asian Games.

1 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Jockey Club funds to build BMX venue

Hong Kong's first BMX venue will open this summer after the Jockey Club agreed to foot the HK$20-million bill.

Located in Gin Drinker's Bay in Kwai Chung, the venue will be used for the East Asian Games in December.

24 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

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