Geoff Catlow’s journey in BMX began in 1986 when he started taking his son Effraim to UKBFA contests. Shortly thereafter, Geoff began volunteering his time to help run and organise these comps.
His involvement with BMX freestyle grew in 1987 when he became UK Hutch Team manager overseeing a legendary group of riders including his son Effraim, Lee Reynolds, Jamie Bestwick and John Yull.
By the close of the 80s Geoff saw that freestyle was changing and that there was a need for a new kind of contest that reflected the direction of the sport.
In 1988 The King of Concrete Competition was born. Initially called the “Sea Air Comp” this weekend event took place every year at Southsea Skatepark and attracted 1000’s of riders from all over the world including top U.S. pros.
Geoff and his wife Jenni ran the comp for 17 years.
Alongside the Backyard jams of the 90’s, the King of Concrete is widely credited with shaping the future of bmx and ushering in a new era of bmx freestyle events.
And from 1996 to 2006 Geoff managed the judges and timings of the Cologne Worlds.
We’re delighted to induct Geoff Catlow into the British BMX Hall of Fame.