Kelvin has been "racing BMX all my life", starting at the age of six... After riding at his local Club he got involved in the racing circuit on a National level.

Kelvin turned professional at 16, having had a pretty successful career at amateur level and having won numerous titles and accolades over the last 20 years. Kelvin says his biggest achievements were winning four World titles with the latest being in 2015. I was also British number 1 for eight years consecutively, between 2003 and 2010.

After qualifying for Beijing in 2008 Kelvin ended up being unable to compete and narrowly missed out on qualifying in 2012 after crashing out whilst in a qualifying position. In the run up to qualifying for Rio 2016 Kelvin snapped his knee ligaments and so was unable to qualify or compete in Rio. Kelvin said: "Missing out on the Olympics are definitely the low points in my career but they made me stronger and more able to deal with disappointments both on and off the race track."

Kelvin tries to give back to his sport by spending time coaching younger riders as well as being involved in all kinds of sport development which takes place within BMX at all levels. He has worked as a PE Teacher between 2008 and 2014 so has experience of working in a formal environment with young people.

Giving Back

Kelvin joined the Trust back in 2015 but having focused on his rehabilitation from a serious injury and then aiming to qualify for Rio he didn’t begin work on any of the programs until late Summer of 2016.

Having been invited to Give Back and gain experience within the Trust on a project in Leicester Kelvin was blown away by how much of an impact the Get on Track sessions can have on young people. He really enjoyed the role he played alongside other Trust athletes who he says were a pleasure to work with.

Kelvin has also delivered a day session to a group at a college in Scunthorpe where he delivered a talk to students as well as a number of practical sessions.

As with all athletes Kelvin’s training is on going with the trust and having taken part in a number of sessions he has a real understanding of how the trust works, the people we are aiming to effect in a positive way and how much he enjoys being part of the Trust team.

 

Competitive Record:

2015 – Gold – UCI World Champion
2015 – Gold – Cruiser World Champion
2014 – Silver – UCI World Championships
2014 – Gold – Cruiser World Champion
2013 – Gold – UCI World Champion
2010 – Bronze – UCI Cruiser World Championships
2007 – Bronze – UCI Cruiser World Championships
2005 – Silver – UCI Cruiser World Championships
1999 – Bronze – UCI Junior World Championships
2003- 2010 – Gold – British Champion