About us

  • We run party bookings on Sunday afternoons 2-4pm (but can accommodate other times if requested).  We can take up to 12 riders and provide bikes and full-face helmets.

  • The party will consist of a one hour coached session, followed by an hour of free riding.

  • Parties cost £150 – which includes all equipment hire.

  • Please email the club with your preferred date and we will let you know if we have any availability. 

  • We ask that al riders wear long trousers – jeans or something hard wearing is ideal.  Not thin legging or anything similar.  Riders must wear a long-sleeved tops and bring with them a pair of full fingered gloves.

  • We provide elbow and knee pads – but we recommend that if riders have their own to bring them.

  • The party will consist of a one hour coached session, followed by one hour of free riding.

  • Riders must bring with them a signed disclaimer form.

  • With current Covid restrictions, unfortunately we cannot accommodate any spectators – except one parent or guardian to manage the riders.  We also ask that the riders all bring their own named water bottle and their own named snack.  No food or drink can be shared on site.

  • We have no rubbish collection on site – so please take all of your rubbish home with you.

  • Please find terms and conditions here.

CURRENT CLUB TIMETABLE 2021 

 

TUESDAYS

6.00-7.00pm 

Intermediates with Paulus

7.15 – 8.45pm

Open Gates – all levels

WEDNESDAYS

6.45-8.15pm

Experts with Adam Buday

 

SATURDAYS

10.00-11.30am

Intermediates with Adam B

11.40am – 1.10pm

Experts with Adam Buday

SUNDAYS

9.30am – 10.30am

Beginners with Paulus

10.40am – 11.45am

Novices with Paulus

 

The Club and it’s coaches have followed Government and British Cycling guidelines to ensure
sessions are delivered safely and in line with the recommended COVID-19 measures.


SESSIONS
• All sessions must be pre-booked and paid through the Club’s eventbrite page. Link here http://mertonsaintsbmxclub.eventbrite.com/

• Weekly sessions go live to book on a Sunday evening at 6pm.

• 24 hour priority booking goes to members and then If spaces remain will be offered to non-members (£7).

£5 per session for club members (including members of all South London Clubs),                           £7 non-members, plus £2 bike / full face helmet. Please add riders name to the booking. 

•There will be a 10 minute interval between sessions so there should be no overlap with attendees.

• There will be limited bike and full face helmet hire for the Beginner/Intermediate sessions for a charge of £2. The bikes will be wiped down before and after use by the Coach and helmets sprayed clean and left at least 48 hours in between use.

• Sessions are split into ability levels Beginner / Intermediate / Expert. The coaches will review
ahead of the session, if you are not sure what session you should join, please contact the
coaches, Adam Buday or Paulus Graham to check or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CANCELLATION

• If you need to cancel a session please email the Club. If it is less than 24 hours
before the session it is at the Club’s discretion if the fee for the session is reimbursed.
• If a rider (or anyone in their household) is showing signs or has symptoms of
COVID-19 after booking, please notify the Club and a full refund will be given.
• If the club cancels a session due to weather conditions, a full refund will be issued
• You must declare any medical conditions that might make you more susceptible to COVID-19 by
emailing the Club once you have made a booking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

*PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP FOR A SESSION,
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN AND WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE***


*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE*


Before booking and attending a session, you must have read and understand the following
guidelines. It’s vital for all riders and parents to follow these guidelines in order for us to
operate safely and to further prevent the spread of Coronavirus:


• Riders and parents / guardians confirm that they (or anyone in their household) have no symptoms of COVID-19 and are not in the vulnerable category and have not been asked to remain at home by the UK Government track and trace system
• Riders and parents / guardians must arrive max. 10 minutes before your session. If riders are more than 10 minutes late they may not be able to join the session. The Coach / Club decision is final on the this. You must leave the site immediately after the session.
• We will have a limit on 5 cars allowed in the car park at anytime. Please park considerately and leave plentyof space between cars to ensure social distancing guidelines are met.
• Only one parent / guardian to accompany each rider (no siblings where possible, please). Wait in the car or maintain social distancing from other parents when watching.                                                  • All riders will receive a briefing by the Coach at the start of each session to let them know what is expected of them and how they should conduct themselves during the session
• Access to the start hill will be via every other pen to avoid any congestion – do not wait on the start hill or any other areas of the track unless instructed to by the Coach.
• All riders must bring their own labelled water bottle, there will be a designated area given to each rider where they which must be placed along with any possessions if you do not have a car to leave them in.
• All riders should also bring a named bottle of hand sanitizer for personal use if possible. There will also behand sanitizer on site. Please wash your hands before coming to the track and as soon as you get home.
• Riders must arrive changed and ready to ride. There is to be no changing on site. When entering the start hill all riders must have their gloves and helmets on at all times.
• If you come by car please leave all of your possessions in the vehicle and not on site. If you do not come by car please make sure you leave your possessions in your marked area.
• It is parents/guardians responsibility to ensure younger riders maintain social distancing off the track
• There will be a portaloo on site for limited use. If you really need to use it please ensure you wipe down all the inside surfaces with disinfectant spray before and after each use and throw all wipes and tissues straight into the bin provided.
• We will have first aid available at the track but parents / guardians and riders are asked to administer minor first aid, such as small cuts and bruises. Please bring a small first aid kit with you with including antiseptic wipes and plasters. The coaches will be there to provide first aid (with PPE) for more serious cases.
• Please take all your rubbish home with you, DO NOT leave any waste at the track, thank you

*SANCTIONS* Riders and parents who do not follow these guidelines and/or coaching
instructions will be issued with one verbal warning. After a second warning parent / guardians
will be spoken to, for any further breaches you will be asked to leave the track immediately
and it will then be at the Club’s discretion if you able to attend further sessions.

If you have any further questions please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Why not become a member of Merton Saints BMX Club? Benefits include:

• Discounted rates for track sessions
• Represent Merton Saints BMX in races
• Eligibility to purchase a club race jersey and other official merchandise
• Get regular updates on events and club news

Membership types and pricing 2021:

• Senior member (16 and over) £25
• Junior member (under 16) £20
• Student member (16 and over in full-time education) £20
• Family membership (discounted price for 2/3/4 family members) £40
• Parent/Carer membership (for non-riders) £6

Joining/renewing is easy via the British Cycling website.

Alternatively you can download a membership form here.

Self-awareness: respect for others: resilience: discipline

Providing BMX bike training and boxing training to young people aged 8-18 at risk of exclusion, at risk of offending or known to local social services within the boroughs of Merton and Croydon. Currently Find Yuh Flow works in partnership with Merton Saints BMX Club, Bonny Downs Community Organisation and Fight For Change in Lambeth
 

WHAT WE DO

‘FIND YUH-FLOW’ (find your flow) provides an intervention which can support the work of social services as well as primary, secondary and further education institutions. Our aim is to create an alternative learning environment, which is learning by doing. The key principles that each young person will learn are those which teach them new skills and expose them to new ways of thinking and doing, within a safe nurturing environment. Participating in physical activity has great benefits, which include improved physical and mental wellbeing and alertness, learning specific sport skills, developing discipline, working with others and goal setting.
 
One of the much discussed agendas by The Mayor of London is youth crime. Child poverty is intertwined with the complexities and results of poverty. In 2018 The ‘Safer Together’ violent crime summit emphasised the need for collaborative working, with a multi-agency approach, youth organisations, councils, schools and social work teams all play a part of helping to support young people who may be at risk and to provide them with tools and spaces that take them away from potentially detrimental pathways.
 

6 WEEK PROGRAMME

The aim is to deliver a structured 6 week programme which is focused on developing key skills:
 
Increasing physical flexibility: agility: Improve strength: control: improve cardio fitness: discipline: With existing partnerships in place and access to facilities, we would like to widen our scope to offer a 6 week programme to young people who have been identified as at risk or exclusion from school or those who are known to social services, where they may be living within a family who are experiencing difficulties.  Working with these young people at this key stage will provide support which will allow them to meet new people, distract from what may be happening at home or school and also give them a sense of achievement. The programme is designed to work on increasing confidence, respect for others, team working and developing skills. At the end of the 6 week each participant will be given a certificate of completion, which recognises their commitment.
 
Each session runs for 1 hour and is structured. All levels of ability can take part and the instructor will adapt accordingly, so that each feels that they can manage. All Equipment and safety wear will be provided and rule of behaviour and conduct will be explained at the beginning of the programme and at necessary intervals
 

Findyuhflow Founder Paulus Graham

Find Yuh Flow was founded in 2016 by Paulus Graham who has a background in amateur boxing and BMX bike instructing. Hi career trajectory has involved studying psychology and criminology and he has always felt a sense of responsibility to use his skills and passion to help other young people, as he is only too aware of many of the pitfalls and pressure that young people face. Paulus has a track record of delivering training to young people in sport activities. He has previously been a sailing coach at Wimbledon Water Sports Park and a Head Coach at Merton BMX track. His commitment to nurturing young people also includes almost 4 years of youth work, including mentoring for NCS (National Citizens Service) and St Mungos.
 
 ‘It’s important that each young person leaves the session feeling more positive about themselves and their abilities than when they first arrive at the session’
 

APPROACH

Paulus delivers each session and has an assistant where necessary. Participants may be accompanied by parents or carers His approach is one where he quickly gets each participant involved by interacting and asking questions and explaining health and safety rules. Gaining the trust of each participant and giving guidance, reassurance and commendation is essential in increasing confidence.
 
As outlined, there is a real need to give young people access to structured physical activities, which both increases levels of fitness and also mental wellbeing. We aim to provide an extra level of support to your existing services and partnership to achieve positive outcomes for the young people.  Primarily we work in the borough of Merton and
 
We would be happy to offer a free taster session for any young people identified, who may benefit from this kind of activity. We also welcome alternative arrangements of collaboration and would be open to discussion
 
We look forward to working with you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


About Us

Merton Saints BMX was founded in 2011. We are a small, friendly community of riders, supporters and enthusiasts.

Our shared passion is for BMX racing and we participate in competitions up and down the country.

We welcome new riders of all abilities every week to our Coached and Pay 'n Play sessions. 

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