Kriss Kyle

"If you want anything bad enough, you can do it."

Kriss Kyle Kaleidoscope portrait
© Rutger Pauw/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 Kyle is without doubt one of the most exciting riders in the world. He has been on a BMX since the age of 10, ripping round his home town of Stranraer, Scotland. 

In 2008, Kriss Kyle won his first major competition at The Transgression Skatepark Jam in Dalkeith, just south of Edinburgh. Soon after, he became a resident at Dumbarton's Unit 23, one of the largest indoor skate and BMX parks in the UK. Being able to practice 24hrs a day has given him the edge ever since.

Kriss Kyle entered European competitions in 2012, making 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.

Kriss Kyle 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