British Cycling announces plans to grow BMX freestyle after Tokyo, including national competition structure

The hope is to produce future medallists after the success of British freestylers in Japan

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British Cycling has announced plans to grow BMX freestyle following Team GB's success at the Tokyo Olympics.

Charlotte Worthington took a stunning gold in the women's freestyle competition, while Declan Brooks added a bronze in the men's event, Britain the only nation to medal in both.

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Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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