Hounslow Local – John Oakins


With all of the pandemic, it is pretty cool to see so many people sharing their old images on social media, which really got me thinking more about how many great riders there were in the UK that really were undercover talents and perhaps under the radar not just at racing but riding as well. Here’s an example, John Oakins from Hounslow. John rode for Boogie Racing in the mid 80s and along with his buddy, Rob Jiggins another Hounslow local both had mad skills and could podium and win Nationals. I’ve seen lots of cool shots of John over the years but this one stands out. I seem to remember his bike was always on point as well.

PC: Ian Kimpton

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