Meet the first organized group of competitive BMX riders who are all girls.
The Buchanan Next Gen young women’s BMX team consists of three Australian BMX riders–all younger than 14 years old. Created by the world’s current number one BMX rider Caroline Buchanan, the Next Gen team will head to July’s BMX World Championships in Belgium. Two of last year’s team members finished in the top ten at the BMX World Championships, and they’re hoping to do even better this summer.
Who Are The Next Gen BMX Team Members?
Mikayla Rose (ACT): The eldest at 14, Mikayla Rose has her sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Paige Harding (NSW): From western Sydney, Paige is just 11 but claimed fifth place at the 2014 World Championships and aims to improve on that this year.
Tayla Robertson (VIC): The youngest and newest member to the team is 8-year-old Tayla from Shepparton. She’s the current national champion in her age group and is aiming to podium at this year’s world championship.
Caroline Buchanan–two time BMX World Champion and BMX World Cup series winner with three Mountain Bike World titles and a goal to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016–mentors the team. Lucky girls!
Here’s some footage of Mikayla Rose, Paige Harding, and Tayla Robertson sporting their BMX skills.