• 1988 Champion of Champions (Slough)

    Superclass Dale Holmes Tom Lynch Winnie Wright Paul Right Robin Mason Neal Wood Darren O’Neill Tony Fleming Super Cruiser Robin Mason Colin Chivers Russell Breach 14+ Open Tony Fleming Winnie Wright Richard Barrett 17+ Clive Gosling 16 Paul Schollick 15 Anthony Revell 14 Jamie Staff 13 Lee Ives 12 Andrew Please 11 Matt Boyle 10 Ross Hill 9 Lee Bertram 8 Tony Gilham 7 Sim Johnston 6 Brad Anderson 5 Alex Dick Cruiser 40+ Roger Adams 25-39 Pete Dymott 18-24 Paul Roberts 16-17 Matt Simmonds 14-15 Anthony Revell 12-13 Nick Lacey 11 & Under Matt Boyle 25+ Ladies Cruiser Anne Ree Girls 16+ Michaela Fordham 14/15 Claire Edwards 12/13 Sarah King 10-11…

  • Gary Ellis at the 1981 Halfords Anglo-American Cup in Redditch

    Another shot from British BMX racing history, captured by Chuck Robinson and part of the USA BMX Archives, features Gary Ellis at the 1981 Halfords Anglo-American Cup held in Redditch. Gary made several visits to the UK during his career, with the most well-documented ones being the 1985 Kelloggs and 1986 Slough World Championships. However, this particular photo from Redditch showcases a rare shot of him on Robinson, riding on British soil during the early stages of BMX racing in the UK. In terms of results, Gary grabbed first place in the 15s category, ahead of David Argyle (USA) and Harry Porter (UK), and claimed second place in the Open…

  • Interview – Brian Jones

    What year did you start BMX? I started BMX in 1981. How did you discover BMX? My brother Neil Jones first discovered the new craze, and my father decided to sell his RM 125 to buy our first BMX bike from Tony Christen’s shop in Manchester. First bike? My first bike was a Mongoose Supergoose. First race? Our first race was at the Southport regional. Neil and I raced there on Good Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We both won all our races and got the bug to keep racing. You became National Champion the first year of Official National Racing in the UK in 1981. What do you remember about…

  • The UKs first ever International Event – Halfords International 1981 Redditch

    Thank you to Mr. Steve Wilson for bringing this to our attention. After conducting more research, thanks to Brian Jones and the May 8th, 1981 issue of BMX News Newspaper, we learned about the first-ever British International BMX Meeting, which took place in Redditch on May 3rd, 1981. This event was sponsored by Halfords and organized by Alan Rushton’s Sports Plus. At the time, just under 300 riders participated, despite the vile weather conditions reported in the BMX News article. It was the largest race held in the UK at that time. On the international front, riders such as Greg Esser, Jamie Burrows, and Kerensky Bullard traveled from the United…

  • British BMX Hall of Fame 2024 UPDATE

    2024 marks the third year of the British BMX Hall of Fame. Whilst we will continue to nominate and induct people into the Hall of Fame annually, and continue to document the history of British BMX racing and freestyle via this website and our social media channels, we have decided to take a year off hosting an annual award ceremony in 2024. We know this may come as a disappointment to many and is a decision we have not arrived at lightly. However, we are all too aware that the UK economy (and especially the bicycle industry) is at an all time low right now and many of our target…

  • Congratulations, Tom Lynch! Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame Class of 2023

    The word ‘legend’ is used too freely and without truly considering its actual meaning and magnitude. But, Tom Lynch is a true legend – not only of our sport where his impact was huge, but also in life through his many significant contributions and ongoing efforts towards better cycling for everyone. Tom went up against, and beat, the best of the best in true David and Goliath fashion. Who can forget the sight of ‘wee Thomas’ on the gate against the entire Dutch Amev team, many twice his size but Tom took them to the cleaners winning the 1986 European Superclass championships along with six national number ones and a…

  • Congratulations, Andy Ruffell! Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame Class of 2023

    Andy Ruffell needs little introduction. At age 11, Andy saw the BMX episode of CHiPs and dreamed of one day being able to upgrade his Raleigh Grifter for the real thing. Before BMX teams were a thing in the UK, Andy built a reputation as one of the best park riders in the UK, credited as one of the first UK BMXer’s to perfect aerial 360s and giant airs. In 1980, Andy joined the UK’s first BMX race team, Team Ace, before being quickly snapped up by Ammaco Mongoose to become Mongoose’s first factory sponsored European rider and the National Titles started to add up. As BMX blew up in…

  • Congratulations, Keith Duly! Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame Class of 2023

    Keith Duly, or Jim Dirt as he is known, hails from Hastings and Bexhill, which has become a significant nucleus of the UK BMX scene. But that wasn’t always the case. In the early years, Keith and his family had long drives from the sleepy deep south east to get to any races, but they did it most weekends where dad Paddy would be on the mic’ and Keith’s rad style of riding would eventually see him shine when jumping comps started to become organized. An accomplished national age group racer with British Championship titles to his name, Keith was fast and capable but his true talent and where he…

  • Congratulations, Jerry Galley! Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame Class of 2023

    Jerry Galley will forever be the “rider’s rider” in freestyle circles. No other British rider produced the edge of seat excitement that was evident whenever Jerry took a run. Effortlessly talented on vert, bowls, dirt, mini and street, Jerry could do it all. He’d make the hardest tricks look easy and blast the biggest airs imaginable. From his early days riding Romford to his World Championships vert runs everything he did was pushed to its very limit. Long before going viral was even a thing, photos and footage of Jerry were some of the most eagerly anticipated in the whole of bmx.  Jerry encapsulated a shift in attitudes, and credibility as…