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Kye Whyte
Personal information
Nickname Prince of Peckham
Born 21 September 1999 (1999-09-21) (ageĀ 21)
Peckham, Southwark, London, England, UK
Team information
CurrentĀ team Great Britain
Discipline BMX racing
Role Rider

Kye Whyte (born 21 September 1999) is a British male BMX racer. He was a silver medallist at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Early life

Whyte started riding BMX at the age of three. Alongside his brothers Daniel and Tre Whyte he attended Peckham BMX Club as a youngster. The club was co-founded by the brothers' father Nigel and was also where Kye got his nickname the 'Prince of Peckham'. Tre and Kye would both become members of the Great Britain Cycling Team, with Kye becoming the eighth member of the Peckham club to do so. Kye suffered a crash shortly after first joining the British Cycling talent group, spending five days in an induced coma and unable to ride for a year.

Career

He won a European championship silver medal behind teammate Kyle Evans in Glasgow in 2018. A first UCI BMX Supercross World Cup victory came in Manchester in April 2019.

At the 2019 UCI BMX World Championships Whyte again looked to be continuing his form on his way to the final, but his hopes of a medal were ended as he was caught behind a crash, eventually finishing fifth.

On 20 June 2021, he was named in the British team for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where he won a silver medal in a close contest with the Netherlands' Niek Kimmann.

Major results

2021
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg BMX racing
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