Our History

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2nd November 1980 was when it all began… The first ever race held by Ipswich BMX Club (known as the Witches back then) took place at Landseer Park, Ipswich on one of the country’s first purpose built tracks.

Motocross champion Dave Bickers and Barry Scott-Webb from Ipswich Witches Speedway helped to construct the track, which used a ramp attached to the side of a lorry for its start hill. The Mayors from both Ipswich and Colchester were in attendance that day to see the action.

A dirt start hill soon followed on the former landfill site and old shale from Foxhall Stadium’s speedway track was used to surface the country’s first local authority track.

Bryan Potter was one of the Club’s founders and was a key part of the early local scene, running local BMX emporium Leisure Wheels on Nacton Road.

The Club continued to grow through the 1980’s and its Landseer Park track underwent an extensive rebuild and layout change in time to host the first of two consecutive international events in 1989 and 1990.

These highly successful events continued to keep the Club in the BMX community’s wider consciousness and Ipswich hosted further national races in the 1990’s; culminating in our last major event, the 2002 British BMX Championships.

Since then a lack of major financial investment in the track and its infrastructure has meant that the club has been reduced to staging only local and regional events. Other facilities around the country have benefited from lottery and Olympic legacy funding; whereas Ipswich has had to rely predominately on the endeavours of its hard working volunteers, supporters and riders.

Despite this Ipswich BMX Club has always punched above its weight, and has produced British, National and World Champions… Riders such as the Scott-Webb’s, the Goodman’s, Robert Haynes, and John Lillingstone will always be synonymous with our Club

Whilst we are rightfully proud of our heritage Ipswich BMX Club continues to look forward and is already planning another 40+ years of ‘going fast and getting rad’.

Ipswich November 1980
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Evening Star 1980
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Ipswich poster 1980
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Landseer Park 1981
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Ipswich early 80's
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Ipswich early 80's
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Ipswich early 80's
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Ipswich early 80's
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Ipswich early 80's
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John Bilner 1983
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Debbie Scott-Webb 1984
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Ipswich start hill 1984
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UKBMX Ipswich National 1984
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UKBMX Ipswich National Results 1984
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Summer Series presentation 1985ish
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Ipswich Regional 1989
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EBA Ipswich National 1989
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Ipswich International 1990
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Ipswich International 1990
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EBA Ipswich National 1990
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EBA Ipswich National 1990
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EBA Ipswich National 1990
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Ipswich Winter Regional 1990
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EBA Ipswich KOD 1991
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EBA Ipswich National 1991
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EBA Ipswich National 1991
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Paul Offord 1992
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Ipswich BMX Club 1995
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Ipswich Regional 1996
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Evening Star Regional race report 1998
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BCF Ipswich National 1999
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Evening Star National race report 1999
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Evening Star 2000
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Evening Star National race report 2000
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Ipswich 2006
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Ipswich Winter Regional 2007
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