BMX star Liam Phillips will be going for gold in Rio de Janeiro this summer against a tough field, but the Team GB medal hope believes that inspiring the next generation is just as important as the Games themselves.
The rider is hoping that his performance this summer can continue to raise the profile of BMX racing, a sport which has seen a huge increase in interest since it was first introduced to the Olympics in 2008, and he believes that there’s no better way to introduce kids to cycling than through the sport – even if they go on to change disciplines in the future.
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“I’ve always tried to expose BMX to a wider audience as best I can,” he said. “There isn’t another cycling discipline which is as good for kids. The technical demands of the sport are perfect.
“There isn’t another cycling discipline which is as good for kids. The technical demands of the sport are perfect.”