Brian Iddon

Darren Reidy

Last month BMX sadly lost another true Legend, Brian Iddon. Brian was one of the front men at the Mid Lancs BMX Club up in Coppull. Mid Lancs hosted many Nationals through the 90’s and 2000’s but most famous was the GRANDS which ran during the mid 90s. The Grands was an all-out prestigious race with good attendance from all over the country even though it wasn’t a National it still drew international flavor with Todd Lyons attending and with the King of Dirt also happening it also drew the Freestyle side as well. Brian did everything at the track over the years, he built the Big Start Hill after returning from a European race in Italy, he wanted the track to be super fast like the big tracks in Europe, it sure was for it’s time. Brian was a racer himself (Worlds Finalist) along with his daughter Stacey (British, European and World Champion) and son Jason. They travelled the country and World competing like so many of us and are part of the British BMX traveling family. The voluntary hours Brian generously gave go back to the NBMXA days in the 80s and could never be repaid. Brian will be sadly missed.

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