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This study presents the results of the first intellectual output of the Project, the BMX Training Needs Questionnaire, which will serve as the basis, or diagnostic analysis, of the situation of BMX in Europe, to face the challenges identified in this Project.

The questionnaire, designed by a research team from the Universidad San Jorge (Spain), was structured in four dimensions: material needs, knowledge needs, sport facilities’ needs and, finally, environmental needs.

A total of eight experts from six countries (coaches, sport managers and former riders) validated the questionnaire. Experts came from:

  • Spain: BMX School Zaragoza and Zaragoza Deporte Municipal ZDM.
  • Latvia: Biedrība “Latvijas Sporta izglītības iestāžu “Direktoru padome” LSIIDP.
  • Italy: Ceipes – Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell’Educazione e lo Sviluppo.
  • Slovakia: Slovenský Zväz Cyklistiky.
  • Portugal: Federação Portuguesa de Ciclismo
  • Malta: Malta Street Sport Association (MSSA)

The online questionnaire was distributed through the Project website, partners’ social networks and regional and national Federations’ mailing sport clubs list. Riders, coaches, sport managers, riders’ families and friends and anyone linked to BMX were the target of this action.

Data were analysed using statistical procedures and content analysis. The composition of the obtained sample will be shown in the next documents, that you can download here in 6 different languages:

The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.