BMX star Mike Mullen told Game Changers about falling off his bike
BMX superstar Mike Mullen told Game Changers about falling off his bike and travelling the world.
Last Updated: 04/01/14 11:47am
Mullen, a former BMX half-pipe champion, has been biking for around 30 years, and revealed that despite having lots of success, he has also fallen down quite a few times.
"I got started back in the 1980s but it took me a good 14-15 years to get to the expert ranks and the World Championships," said Mullen, who took up his sport after watching TV show BMX Beat.
"I have had lots of crashes - I've broken my collarbone and knocked myself out a few times - but pain goes away and mistakes are how you learn."
Mullen's skills on his BMX have allowed him to travel all over the globe, but he says he really enjoys going into schools and talking to children in his role as a Sky Sports Living for Sport mentor.
"I've been all over the world - from China, to South Africa, to America, to Europe - and it's amazing what sport can do for you and the places it can take you," he added.
"But I now go into lots of schools to teach the basics of BMX and get people to race, jump, have a lot of fun and express themselves on bikes.
"I also get them to think about what sports they like so they can set themselves targets."
To hear more from Mike, including what his favourite bike is and why he cannot do a front flip, hit the video at the top of the page.