Kriss Kyle

I'm really excited to see where I can take things now

Kriss Kyle of Scotland performs during a training session at the Red Bull Dirt Conquers in Guadalajara, Mexico on April 11th, 2014
© Marcos Ferro/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Kriss Kyle. My discipline is BMX Street and BMX Park. I was born on 25 March 1992 in Dumbarton, Scotland. My special talent is lines, lines and more lines. My philosophy of life is if you want anything bad enough, you can do it.


Kriss has been on a BMX since the age of 10, ripping round his family hometown of Stranraer, Scotland. It has always been his dream to become a pro BMX athlete.

2008 saw his first major competition win at The Transgression Skatepark Jam. Soon after, Kriss became a resident at Unit 23, one of the largest skate and BMX indoor parks in the UK. The opportunity for him to own the park - and all the lines in it - has seen a huge and rapid increase in his riding ability.

Kriss is, without doubt, one of the most exciting riders in the world. And, with his entrance into European competitions, his profile as one of the most energetic and exciting park riders globally has earned him some significant air time! In 2012, he made his mark competing in the prestigious Simple Session event in Estonia, as well as grinding it with many top riders at Red Bull Skylines in Paris, and has since gone on to earn spots competing in X Games events around the world.

Kriss now has global success in his sights, riding to victory on his custom-made signature BSD Frame.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. Participant: Simple Session

      Tallinn, Estonia

  2. 2013
    1. Participant: X Games - BMX Park

      Munich, Germany

  3. 2012
    1. Top 5 Edit: Dig Deep

      Kriss Kyle's Dig Deep edit had over 200,000 views - making this one of the top five BMX edits for 2012

    2. Participant: Red Bull Empire of Dirt

      London, UK

    3. 3rd Place: Red Bull Metro Pipe

      Madrid, Spain

    4. Participant: Simple Session

      Tallin, Estonia

  4. 2011
    1. 8th Place (team): Nike 6.0 The Pool

      Dagenham, UK

    2. 1st Place: Nike 6.0/BSD Jam

      Dumbarton, UK