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  • BRITISH BMX HALL OF FAME BANQUET & INDUCTION CEREMONY, NATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE & MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11th 2023

    We are now less than 5 months away from the second British BMX Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony and are looking forward to welcoming our guests to another amazing night of BMX history and nostalgia but more importantly the opportunity to meet up again with long lost friends and to celebrate and honour some of the incredible people who have made British BMX the great sport it is today. As many of you will appreciate, a lot of planning and organising goes on behind the scenes to make this event happen.  This involves the Organising Committee (Dale Holmes, Darren O’Neill, Daryl Gibbard and Mike Wong) liaising with the…

  • 2023 British BMX Hall of Fame update

    The 2023 British BMX Hall of Fame will take place this year at The National Conference Centre and Motorcycle Museum, Solihull on Saturday 11th November. We are already in the thick of it with planning. We welcome everyone’s thoughts and comments, so feel free to engage with us via email or our Facebook and Instagram pages. We appreciate the feedback and the conversations and debates they generate. One announcement we have is that Andy Ruffell will no longer be working with us on the Hall of Fame for 2023. We part on amicable terms and want to thank Andy for all of his work on last year’s Hall of Fame…

  • Congratulations, Geth Shooter! Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame

    In 1984 at the age of 16, Geth was picked up by Nottingham’s Bunnies Bikes GT. Geth was making a name for himself, but his real break-out came at the 1984 NBMXA National at Ribby Hall. Geth battled with GT Factory rider Scott Williams, and they both crashed out going for the win, but it was apparent there was a new sheriff in town. Geth ended the season as NBMXA National Champion. In 1985 Geth Joined the new Pro Class, he proved he was the real deal, by securing the No.2 pate behind Andy Ruffell, however, the real highlight was Geth’s historic win at the Kellogg’s TV Series against riders…

  • Congratulations, Carole Gosling! Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame

    Carole Gosling was born into the cycling world as her grandfather started the family’s bicycle business, Edwardes Cycles, in 1908.  In fact, she lived above the family bicycle shop for the first ten years of her life and her grandfather, Harold, known as Jack, was a championship-winning track racer. When BMX came along in the early 80s, Carole’s son Clive got his first BMX and shortly after they were racing at Buckmore Park, where Carole took her first job, taking the car park fees.  She quickly moved into a role that she did for many years where she was one of the infamous UKBMX finish line ladies. Then in 1985,…

  • Congratulations to the late Neil Ruffell. Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame

    Neil Ruffell started his BMX Career in racing in 1983, but that didn’t last long, after he spent many weekends at Rom Skatepark, he realized his true calling was Freestyle. His big break came when he joined the Skyway Freestyle team with Craig Campbell and traveled the world doing Freestyle shows and kicking his brother’s ass on the ramps. You could say he had a Love / Hate relationship with the British Freestyle Association in the mid-80s, being disqualified and courting controversy. But the truth was he was way more interested in doing legendary airs at Southsea King of The Skateparks comps and riding his legendary homemade ramps at Mission…

  • Congratulations, Malcolm & Sue Jarvis! Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame

    Malcolm and Sue Jarvis are legends of our sport, and for good reason. It all started in 1978 when a friend mentioned this new thing called BMX in the states, within days Malcolm was on a plane to California and met with the Legendary Skip Hess, Scot Breithaupt and Bob Haro. Deals were done and one of the very first BMX tracks were built in Malcolm and Sue’s back garden for their 5 kids to ride on. By 1979 The Jarvis’s spent months posting BMX info to 400 media stations and the phone didn’t stop ringing. By 1980 Ammaco were bringing in 1000’s of Mongoose bikes, Sue Jarvis was managing…

  • Congratulations, Lisa Wright! Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame 

    Based out of Middlesbrough in the North East, Lisa Wright was one of the most dominant female riders of the late 80’s and early 90’s. She won every major title in the UK, winning multiple National titles in both UKBMX and NBMXA alongside British Championships the Winner of the Champion of Champions and the FIAC World Champion in 1988. Lisa spent most of her career riding for the Titan Factory team and was best known for her ‘come from the back’ style to take multiple titles both home and abroad.  Lisa had some incredible battles in the Supergirls class with former World Champion, Luli Adeyemo and together they took Supergirls racing to new heights…

  • Gary Morgan (A Grifter, me and a World Championship)

    My Story by Gary Morgan  The thing is my BMX story isn’t one story, like life it has many endings and then somehow starts again! I was a latecomer to BMX by today’s measure, but always had a fascination with bikes, I had a Raleigh Chopper at 11. I was 13 when I got a Raleigh Grifter, far from what it would eventually become, but it got me started. There was little unused land in Blackpool, but my friends and I -the Grifter crew as we were called by the girls (sheepskin mob) at school – went to industrial estates and made jumps from pallets. At 14 the record of…

  • Congratulations to Jamie Bestwick. Inducted into The British BMX Hall Of Fame

    Jamie burst onto the UK freestyle scene in the sports centre BFA contests of the late 80s, airing ridiculously high on the narrowest of quarter-pipes, often in unfeasibly tight shorts and questionable knitted sweaters! As vert riding transitioned over to half-pipes Jamie’s prowess really began to stand out. Maybe having a ramp to ride in a local pub car park in Derby helped! His distinctive smooth style included doing his lip-tricks and tailwhip airs in the opposite direction – something that developed into his ability to flow all over a vert ramp like a set of trails. Despite holding down a full-time engineering career in the 90s, Jamie held his…