Podcasts

  • Podcast – Nigel Page

    After 16 years with Chain Reaction Cycles and Nukeproof Team Manager on the UK and World Cup Mountain Bike scene, Nigel Page’s job has come to an end unfortunately while he was out here in California on holiday with his family. Nigel gives us the rundown on what happened with Chain Reaction and his program, some of the riders and amazing results they’ve gotten over the years and thoughts on moving forward. Nigel gives us his thoughts on the mountain bike industry as it sits today and, like BMX, in a tough place right now with brands, jobs and racing and the state of the bicycle industry. We also talk…

  • Podcast – Steve Rooke

    I first met Steve Rooke at Redditch Trails back in 1997 when a bunch of us would go over to ride on the unused Redditch track, which was the home of the Anglo American Cup. Steve still rides today and was out in Newport Beach for the One Love Jam a few weeks ago, so he drove down to San Diego and we caught up and recorded a podcast for British BMX Hall of Fame.  We talk about everything from Steve being a Redditch track local in the early 80s, going to Steve Wilson’s to get his frame welded, riding freestyle and flatland and UKBFA Comps. Steve talks about doing…

  • New Podcast with Paul Roberts talking about the 2nd Annual British BMX Hall of Fame 

    New Podcast with Paul Roberts talking about the 2nd Annual British BMX Hall of Fame that went down at The National Conference Centre and Motorcycle Museum, in Solihull on Saturday, Nov. 11th. Paul gives us his views on the event, the inductees for 2023 and overall thoughts on the 2nd annual event. Of course we touch on British trivia and history that Paul and I might not have been aware of. Don’t forget to check out our British BMX Hall of Fame Social Media and Youtube channel for more updates, stories, videos & interviews from the event. Check it out.

  • Podcast – Clive Gosling & Paul Roberts

    On this Podcast we catch up with Clive Gosling, who was out in California last week visiting from the UK. Clive has just taken on a full time position at GT working with the brand directly in California and gives us a little insight on the job and his own history with GT that goes back to the 80s and 90s, in BMX and MTB, right up to current times, working with the likes of GT’s Olympic Silver medalist Kye Whyte in the UK. Clive also joined photographer Kenny Hunter and I last weekend as we road tripped to Frogtown. We touched on the weekend and perhaps ideas for a Frogtown UK in the future.…

  • Podcast – Pip Hancox (Guana Batz)

    New Podcast posted and this time with a good friend of mine and lead singer of the Guana Batz, Pip Hancox. Pip talks about getting into BMX in the UK and racing at Eastway, Earls Court when the sport was in its infancy and riding with guys like Marcus Rich and Tim O’Shea. Pip tells us about leaving school in the early 80s, the start of the Guana Batz, touring, making records and traveling the World with the band. We talk about Pip meeting Guana Batz fan Neal Wood and his brother, moving to the US, his love for riding bikes alongside witnessing the Harry Leary and Chris Moeller fight in Reno. We touch…

  • Podcast – Rachel Holmes & Mum

    While in England for the last few weeks I decided to switch things up on the Podcast front and record a quick Pod with both my mum and sister, Rachel, in the kitchen while mum was making Sunday dinner. My mum actually worked for Raleigh way back in 1960 and my mum gives us a little insight into what it was like to work for them back then and how well everyone was treated and how big Raleigh was during this time. My sister raced BMX in the 80s and talks a little about winning the 84 British Championships at Derby, racing in Europe and thoughts on the Inaugural British…

  • Podcast – Jason Boness (Raleigh)

    While in the UK over Christmas I headed over to Raleigh for a Tour of the Factory and recorded a Podcast with my friend Jason Boness, who I’ve known for a very long time. We talked about both Jason and his brother Jamie’s history in BMX who have been involved since the early 80s riding Raleigh Grifters and Burners, the start of Newark Club alongside riding and racing in the Nottingham, Derby and East Midlands areas at the time. Jason talked about going the Freestyle route riding Nottingham’s Broadmarsh with Ross Marshall, Donovan Pennant, Nick Martin, and Mark Hyson to name a few, while brother Jamie focused on the race…

  • Geth Shooter Podcast

    After years of trying to get him to do one, Geth Shooter finally caved in and we just recorded a Podcast whilst I’m over in the UK. We cover a lot. Starting out riding for Two Wheel Service Bike Shop, Bunneys GT, Redline, GT, Titan and Free Agent (distributed by Raleigh) later on down the road in the Masters category while working at Raleigh in the mid 2000s. We talk about doubling at both the 84 NBMXA National Series and British Championships in his first full year of racing. Racing with Scott Williams, Martin Jose and Charlie Reynolds that same year. Geth talks turning Pro and maybe missing out on…

  • Podcast – Simon Dando

    The day after the Inaugural British BMX Hall of Fame event, I sat down with longtime friend Mr. Simon Dando and recorded a Podcast. We briefly talk about the Hall of Fame night, thoughts on how it went, and how cool it was seeing friends we’ve not seen in over 30 years and a few other key notes for the night. We then talk about Simon first discovering BMX in Devon in the South West in the 80s, riding with Nicky Dalton, Paul Ray and some of the riders that came out of the South West that went onto getting on factory teams and winning British and National titles. Simon…

  • Podcast – Lee Alexander

    We talk about Lee’s first race in 1981 at Southampton and showing up to the start gate without a helmet, we talk Westway, Hayes Track, getting on Kuwahara National, Ivor J Clark, Boogie Racing, Scorpion and later Hutch & Links. Lee chats about the guys he battled with, being the only British rider to win at Bercy after getting some great advice from Raleigh’s Dean Iddiols right before his final. We cover Lee becoming 1986 UKBMX National number 1, not being able to race the Euros in Germany because he was not signed up, and move onto Lee turning Superclass and later Pro and battling for the 1988 Pro title…