AN EIGHT year old from Rhayader is making a name for himself in the world of BMX racing.

Izaac Jones is a proud member of Smiley’s Flight Club, an elite BMX team which competes both regionally and nationally.

Izaac is proving himself as a promising talent on the track and has already competed at iconic venues like the Manchester Indoor Race Track and even as far as The Bethany Shriever Race Track in Kent for a BMX National event.


Izaac made his mark on the sport by participating in the British Championships held in Derby over the August bank holiday weekend.

For young athletes like Izaac, having accessible BMX tracks is vital for honing their skills.

Currently, the nearest race track facility is in Telford, which requires a significant journey from Rhayader and Cardiff BMX Track, set to become operational next year, will still require some travel from Rhayader.

With dreams of representing his country on the international stage, Izaac is already setting his sights on the European BMX Championships in Belgium next year.