Interviews

  • Interview – Keith Wilson

    How did you discover BMX? What year was it? How was your local scene, who did you ride with back then? Growing up in the outskirts of East London in the 1970’s was a magical time for anyone who rode dirt bikes due to the close proximity of Epping Forest and untold wasteland as a result of all the damage done in World War 2. The part of the forest closest to my house was littered with bomb-holes from German air-raids and as it was on a big hill. I was actually riding the bomb-holes as part of a big downhill track from the mid 70’s onwards. Around Late 1978,…

  • Interview Bobby Hyde – UKBMX 16x No. 1 1987

    Active years racing? 10 years 1983-1993 How did you get into racing? My friend at school brought in a BMX Action Bike magazine and that was it, I was hooked. ET had just come out as well. I found out about Hayes track and rode up there. There happened to be a race going on and I got to see all the tricked out bikes and race gear that I’d seen in the mags and it was like a different world… I had discovered BMX racing, my first race was the 1983 Hayes UKBMX National, I rode 12 novice, made the semis but crashed. Local scene and riding crew? In…

  • Tom Lynch Interview

    Let’s get this interview going, Tom. Ok ok, interview?  Always a strange thing – I said I don’t do interviews way back to Paul Roberts for Dig but I had just bent my forks jumping the snake at Rom! Interviews are cool but this time I will try and get a few names in, apologies if someone’s left out.  It would be impossible to get you all in, if you need a name then contact the oracle Carole Gosling. So let’s just fill the void until Marchy and Ruffs key the words anyway? So from the start more than 30 years later you have me reminiscing, what would the old…

  • Interview Dave Dawson

    Age/live 47/Worcester, England Years raced BMX 1980 -1985 How did you get started? I can’t remember how I got to hear about the first race in the UK that took place at Redditch, but David Duffield was employed by Halfords and they were going to import the Puch Murray bikes into the UK and funded the Redditch track which was very close to the Halfords Head Office. They arranged for some guys to come over from Holland and they allowed some local kids use a fleet of Puch Murray bikes and Protec helmets as a demo race. My Dad had been involved in Motorcycle trials and knew Steve Wilson, who…