|issue 159 - january 2012
Max Wood on the cover.
rideukbmx.mpora.com, december 2011: In this issue:
Mad Jon Taylor tells us what he Loves & Hates
Bruza gives us a Bunch of Fives
An Insight into how we shot this months cover
Reviews of new Source and FBM DVDs
Loads of info on some new fresh products
Arron Ross gets his complete Sunday bike Tried & Tested!
VANS Let it Ride custom Guitar and more up For the Win
Rich Lee-Haigh takess it to the next level in his Step Up
A brief look at what went down at the Berlin Telekom Playgrounds
A Catch Up with Brian Yeagle an what he has been up to since his injury
Ale Pitu, Alex Boyd and Stuart London get a First Look
Jambul fills in our Whats?
Pro Bike checks from Chris Doyle and Paul Ryan.
We take you to Terminal 1 skatepark in this months spot check.
A Game of Two Halves: VANS Let it Ride 2011. We follow one of the two VANS Let it Ride teams to the sunny Canary Islands. Featuring Gary Young, Ben Hennon, Dakota Roche, Eddie Zunda, Bas Keep and Tobias Wicke catching the sun and more
Bad Idea: The making of the EMPIRE DVD. 4 years in the making! Was Bad idea really a bad idea? Find out in this in depth feature straight out of Austin, TX about the making of EMPIREs latest DVD.
Dos Amigos En Malaga: Dont call it a team trip. Ben Hennon and Dan Lacey head to Malaga for their first Chain Reaction trip away. We explored new spots and enjoyed some classics, all at a leisurely pace. Malaga can do that to you, it just that vibe about it
Do what you like and you will like what you did. The Stefan Lantschner Interview. Stefan Lantschner is not slowing down. Hes going faster and higher as each day goes on, while still making it look good! Check him out in his full Interview I always think that if you can do stuff in your head you can do it on your bike
Monkey Nuts and Cee-Lo: Macneil UK in Madrid. Not so long ago Macneil announced their new UK team. We follow them to Madrid on their first trip together!
Say What?! James Jambul Giles answers a few questions for us.
See what Chris Doyle is currently riding Chris Doyle is known for a high seat post, but dont let that fool you as he has one of cleanest bikes around.
|issue 160 - february 2012
Who would of thought that we would be shooting a cover on something as simple as a concrete block. A concrete block which is situated less then 100 meters from Ride UK HQ. About a month ago, these cold and crusty looking blocks outside the Smithfield Meat Market found themselves a new lease of life, when Berlin based street artist, Evol gave them a fresh lick of paint. We joked about shooting a riding photo on these blocks, but there was no doubt about it though as they look pretty sweet whether youre into street art or not. As the shorter-than-normal-Christmas deadline approached we needed a cover and Cam Hardy was on hand to come visit the Ride UK HQ and shoot on the transformed concrete block.
The Source BMXs Marc Moore tells us what he Loves & Hates
Bob Manchester gives us a Bunch of Fives
More On The Cover behind the scenes action with this months cover star Cam Hardy
Loads of new parts, frames and clothing in Fresh Out The Box
What They Ride featuring bike checks with Dakota Roche and Eddie Zunda
Mike Millers actual complete Proper TTL bike is up for grabs in For the Win
We take another look at Sam Marden in this months Step Up
The new Horsham skatepark gets a Spot Check
Michael Jordan and Sam Cunningham get a First Look
Anthony Watkinson gets asked Say What?
We Catch Up with Drew Hossleton
Robin Fenlon tells you Where are they now?
2011 Rider Round Up. 32 riders look back on 2011. Without a doubt 2011 has been a big year for BMX on a whole. So lets look back and get the opinions from the riders themselves.
Dutch Courage (VANS Rebeljam 2011). Three days of trees, steez and NBDs. There was no other way to end the competition season than at the VANS rebeljam. 90% of the people who were there would say it was the best event theyve been too! Find out for yourselves
Team Mongoose in South Africa. UK riders, Paul Ryan and James Ivett head to unfamiliar territories to meet up with, South African locals Stu Loudon and Greg Illingworth. Did someone say ditch!
City of Ocean & Surf museum If you want to pay the museum a visit, take my advice You probably need to put a 44t sprocket on your bike.
Datoka Roche gets his bike checked out
|issue 161 - march 2012
The cover is featuring none other than Bas Keep! Bas recently scored himself the Ride UK Lifetime Achievement award and to celebrate this, he pulls this savage 270 one-footed darkside over the new box-jump-like setup at T1. Hes also now in the Ride UK 4 cover club along side Kye Forte!
Bart de Jong, www.fatbmx.com, march 2012: (...) stickers will be wrapped around on the left of the magazine and that's why the logo has been printed like that.
Jordan Aleppo, the artist formally known as Hypa-J gives us a Bunch of Fives.
We ask Mark Webb for his Love and Hates.
A behind the scenes with Bas Keep On The Cover
We review a tonne of parts and frames in Fresh out the Box
This months Tested is a Fly Bikes complete bike.
Weve got an Awards Winners package up For the Win this month.
Jordan Waters kills it in this months Step Up
Weve also got a First Look into Oliver Jones and Jordan Okane
We Catch Up with Rob Andrews.
Ben Basford gets the What? treatment.
Our Thought Bubble this month is with Corey Martinez.
We see Where? Alex Leech is now.
And a look at What They Ride with Mark Webb and Isaac Lesser.
Ride UK Reader Award Winners. The 2011 Reader Awards finished off an amazing year, with a few lucky people going home Winning. We spoke to the lucky few to hear their thoughts
MUCHO FUEGO! Cinema in Barcelona. Four of the biggest street names hit up one of the biggest street venues. Cinema riders Corey Martinez, Nathan Williams, Sean Sexton and Dakota Roche shut down Barcelona.
Mutiny Bikes: Agony in El Paso. Mutiny Bikes head to a place called El Paso. Some place in between Texas and Arizona, somewhere near the border of Mexico. A place where nobody goes
To Hunt and Be Hunted with Loz Taylor. We track down one of the UKs most elusive Street Riders.
We take a look at Mark Webbs bike.
We Step Up with Jordan Waters!
|issue 162 - april 2012
Skavenger flow rider, Dan Barber kicks off this months issue with this oppo pegs on the very same spot Joe Rich pegged back in 2007 for his Etnies Grounded part and puts himself straight into the BMX history books
Jack Marchant drops in and gives us his Bunch Of Fives.
Verdes Martyn Tambling tells us his Love and Hates.
On the Cover gives you an insight into Dans cover this month.
More new frames, parts and clothing in Fresh out the Box.
This months Tried and Tested is a Wethepeople Zodiac.
Up For the Win this month is a package from Adidas.
Watch and Learn review BMXFU, Nearly 2, Federal Gold and 4Down DVDs.
We take a First Look at Santoo and Sven Hackett.
We Catch Up with Jamie Bestwick.
Tony Neyer answers 20 Questions.
Fathead Says What this month.
Mike Curley shares this months Thought Bubble.
We see Where? Vinny Hunter is now
A look at What They Ride with Ben Wallace and Kevin Kalkoff.
We have an Insight of Trey Jones Rat Zine.
And we also head to Deeside for a Spot Check
We take a look at Ben Wallaces bike.
Step Up with Joe Gould
Adidas in Seville: Explore and go massive the Inbetweeners style... Adidas have now got a BMX team and they head to Seville, Spain for their first bonding exercise.
Our House Jam, If your names not down youre not coming in. Seventies have been dropping Our House edits with all sorts of riders over the past few months, and it was now time to hold a big jam! Ben Hennon hosts an invitational only jam, in a riders for riders style format. Find out what went down on the day!
From The Streets Of Valreas: We head over the channel to Valreas in France and talk to the much talked about local, Alex Valentino
Will The Sun Come Out Tomorrow? The trails are living day by day. Trails take years and years to build and just before you know it, your local government or the land owner decides enough is enough This is the situation that is most likely to happen or has happened to most trails spots here in the UK and will it be the same case for Casselberry trails?
Standard Definition, waiting for spring with the SBM. We head to Syston, which is straight smack bang in the middle of England and infiltrate the scene in Leicestershire...
|issue 163 - may 2012
rideukbmx.mpora.com, april 2012: We cant express just how long we have waited to get Harry Main back on the cover since his first one back in Issue 124. We wont go into too many details, but fast forward to March 2012, a ditch in Madrid, Spain and a session with Sergio Layos and Ruben Alacantara and the following results were created. Harry Main first timed flip drop in, and back on the cover. (...) everyone fell silent and held their breath. He hopped, flipped and landed into the bank perfectly. It was all over in less than 2 seconds but like most epic things you get to witness, it seemed to take an eternity for Harry to come round and touch down
rideukbmx.mpora.com, april 2012: From Spain to Portugal to Hastings to Plymouth to Kentucky and even to India! Weve gone far and wide on this months issue to bring you a whole array of rad content!
Cover boy Harry Main gives us his Bunch Of Fives for this issue.
Newton Abbots, Leo Forte tells us his Love and Hates
On the Cover We give you an insight into Harrys cover this month.
More new frames, parts and clothing Fresh out the Box
This months Tested is a Stereo complete bike.
Up For the Win this month is a Package from Red Bull Empire of Dirt package.
We take a First Look at Rafal Gnap and Jono Bell
We Catch Up with North East legend James Newrick
Say What? with Matt Priest
Something For The Weekend we spend the weekend at the DUB Jam in Rampworx Skatepark.
Stereo In Porto takes this months Thought Bubble.
We see Where? Mike Hill is now
A look at What They Ride with Jamie Bestwick and Dan Boiski.
We have an Insight into Ditches
And we also head to Prime Skatepark for a Spot Check
Escape From Mumbai, BMX in India is hard work. Nathan Williams, Aaron Ross and Tommy Dugan head to Mumbai and find out how hard it is to ride BMX in India. It had been one of the craziest days of my life, and it wasnt even noon yet
Private Property, Dont be a dick and dont be dicks. We headed South to check out a bunch of Private skateparks, including the Seventies Our House, Webbies Ghetto Shed, The Forte Barn and Unit 6 in Bournemouth. We are the ones who have to foot the bill at the end of the day if things get fucked up
When The Shit Hits The Pan. Getting ill on the road with team DK. DK riders, Brian Hunt, Anthony Watkinson and Chris Childs head to not so great, Kentucky on a two week trip. Sure, Kentucky isnt exactly on the top of my list of places to hang out, but at least its not Ohio
Lost For Words. Behind the scenes with Harry Main as he films his latest Nike Edit. We followed Harry Main around Spain as he filmed his latest Nike edit with Matty Lambert. We pinned Harry down to answer a bunch of Q&A on what filming that edit was like, what he likes/dislikes about filming web edits and what his plans are for the rest of the year. Definitely worth a read if you are a Harry fan stock DSLR filmers bore me, and filmers who dont let the rider have any input on the edit or the filming
Bastard of a Trip. Riding, Hikung and Moaning in Porto with the Stereo UK Team Stereo UK head to Porto and get lost, rained on and rained on some more I certainly didnt go to Portugal to buy a coat
We Step Up with Bertie Buck
And also Anton McGuirk Steps Up to the plate.
The DUB JAM Weekender
|issue 164 - june 2012 (1)
rideukbmx.mpora.com, may 2012: Mr Tech himself, Phil Demattia doing an Over Levitator on a very wet rail in Leeds
rideukbmx.mpora.com, may 2012: Caution When Wet! Riding anywhere outdoors during the last month was pretty much deemed a write-off. The UK is supposedly in a drought (even though its been raining constantly for over a month now) but despite the non-stop rain, we dug deep and battled on. This issue includes features from the UK (in the rain), Sunny California (not in the rain), a boat trip on the Atlantic Ocean and a selection of some Idiots Abroad
In this issue:
Cam Hardy gives us a Bunch Of Fives.
Joss Fenn tells us what he Love and Hates.
On the Cover We give you a rainy insight into Phil Demattias over levitator.
More new frames, parts and clothing in Fresh out the Box.
This month we Test a complete Subrosa Letum.
Up For the Win this month is a Stolen Bike Co package.
One of our photographers gives us An Insight into the dangers of shooting BMX photos.
We Step Up this month with Rory Duncan and Dillon Lloyd.
We Catch Up with what Tom Forster has been up to.
Eric Capone and Sean OConnell get a First Look.
Dean Cueson flys in with a Say What!
Ty Hardy dices with disaster in this months Thought Bubble.
We see Where? old school legend Dave Young is now.
We take a look back at what went down at this years Simple Session with Something For The Weekend.
Check out What They Ride with Ben Lewis and Jonny Devine.
A 24 Hours at home with special with Sergio Layos.
Our Spot Check this month is at the new Market Harborough park.
And finally, an Insight article with the legend that is Ruben Alcantara.
Persistence Pays Off. The Phil Demattia Interview. Hes not your average, everyday rider and most definitely has his own riding style. He doesnt smoke, he runs a brake and hes a wacky guy, but yet rides for the DUB team. Here is Phil Demattia Enough said. What do you call a ginger kid with glasses? Names
California Dreaming. Sun, Sea and Schools with the Madera Team. Follow three Midwesterns and a Floridian as team Madera head to California for the sun, sea and schools I think she should have just looked up at the palm trees all around her and thought Oh Im in California, lifes good
All Hands On Deck. A week at sea with the Amity Bikes Crew. After spending a few weeks in Tenerife, team Amity Bike Co set sail to further islands in search of spots around the Canaries. We are all men, and admitting seasickness would be a sign of weakness
Idiots Abroad. A European adventure of calamity and misfortune. Isaac Lesser, a Bruza and Billy Purcell head to Rotterdam with absolutely no budget or clue. Whats the worst that could happen The three of them are such simple creatures, part of me was wondering what had I let myself in for
What They Ride with Ben Lewis.
A Insight with BMX Legend Ruben Alcantara.
|issue 165 - july 2012
rideukbmx.mpora.com, june 2012: Probably the biggest dirt course at a contest weve ever seen and no doubt the biggest Nac Nac in the game. On the cover this month we have UKs finest, Leo Forte Nac-in over the first of the last straight of the crazy Empire of Dirt course!
rideukbmx.mpora.com, june 2012: Dirt At The Palace. Apart from the extensive coverage of Empire of Dirt, we also feature some of the UKs best DIY spots and look at how you could go about making your own. Busting from pages is also a rad article on the Sunday team living the life in Atlanta, Georgia, a Kink UK trip and much, much more!
The E.O.D main man Key Forte gives us a Bunch of Fives
We find out reality show star Corey Bohans Love & Hates
A more in-depth look at why it took 3 photographers to shoot Leo Fortes cover
NASS tickets up For the Win.
We talk to the builders of E.O.D and walk you through the course in this months Insight.
We Catch Up with James Bond stunt double, Ali Whitton.
Drew Bezanson has so much fun this months Thought Bubble.
We ask Vince Mayne 20 Questions
Where Are They Now with Harrow and Ride UK legend Scott Stevens
Spot Check on Doncasters amazing new indoor skatepark.
What They Ride feature with Phil Aller and Anthony Napolitan
Plus the usual Ride UK features, entertaining letters and lots more!
Empire Strikes Back. Red Bulls Empire of Dirt drops 4200 tons of dirt on Londons Alexandra Palace. This is not your average BMX contest that comes around each year. More of a World Cup/Olympics type of an event id say, but in BMX. Ally Pally saw 20,000 people watch probably one of best dirt events in BMX history. We take you inside and out to give you the lowdown from the diggers to the top celebrity international riders! Everyone else warmed up standing on the berm, not Nasty or Tk Ellis though!
A Dead Industrial Atmosphere. Do it Yourself. With the recession here in the UK, theres more and more businesses/factories shutting down, which is not a good thing but on the upside theres more derelict spots about, perfect for a DIY spot of your own. We take a look into some current DIY gems and give you some tips & tricks on how to start your own If you dont do it now, you will look back in a few years time and think, what if?
Road To Nowhere. Kink in the UK. Kink recently added Phil Demattia to the team. Jay Roe and Darryl Tocco from Kinks US team came to the UK in the Spring to meet him and spend sometime with the rest of the UK guys. Follow them on the Road to Nowhere battling their way around the uncontrollable British weather. Besides the winds, the sun was putting up a strong battle against the soggy pavement
This is Major League. Sunday in Atlanta. Aaron Ross, Gary Young, Alex Magallan, Eric Lichtenberger are a few of the names on Sunday team that were livin the life in Atlanta with their own pool, blistering hot weather and tons of spots nearby. Sounds like somewhere, where I want to be right now! Also with the heat element causing all kinds of hydration issues, is made it rough to ride more than we actually did, Thank god we had access to a pool
What They Ride with Phil Aller
Where Are They Now with Scott Stevens
Harrow legend Scott Stevens lets everyone know where he is now. Big smiles all round. Who would you like you to know where they are nowadays?
|issue 166 - august 2012
rideukbmx.mpora.com, april 2012: Winning Road To Glory team gets the cover and Stay Strongs team manager, Adam Aloise was the man for the job as he rides up the wall of one the sketchiest full pipes in the UK.
rideukbmx.mpora.com, april 2012: Finally, its here! The one youve been waiting for all year, the Ride To Glory 2012 magazine. We have had so many people tweeting and messaging us asking when this is going to drop, and we are more than happy to say that it is out now in the shops! This months issue is bigger than normal, has the cover-mounted Ride To Glory DVD, and even comes with some sweeties on the front for you to have a nibble on.
BSDs international rider, David Grant gives us his Bunch of Fives
We find out the Makes, Chicken Loves & Hates
We Tested a United Supreme complete bike and a bunch of other fresh new products and frames.
A massive Ride To Glory package is up For the Win.
We give you an Insight, into how the cover photo was shot, the rules and challenges and what its like in the back of one of teams bus.
Working on the Road with the TMs, Filmers and Photographers.
Maxime Charveron looks back at his Ride To Glory tattoo for this months Thought Bubble.
A special MVP award this year for the rider who got the most points overall, any guesses who?
What They Ride bike checks with Ride To Glory riders Max Wood, Mike Hodder and all the Team Managers.
Plus the usual Ride UK features, entertaining letters and loads more!
Stay Strong. Somehow finding time for BMX and challenges in a week of pure laughter Read about this years winners, Stay Strong, gained the pole position all whilst having nothing more than a good time With the shifting schedules and gradually inverting sleeping patterns, it seemed it was more likely that wed be getting moon tans than sun tans
BSD. Third time unlucky. Previous years winners and allround sick guys, BSD, head to London for a week long battle against rain, security guards and dressing up as Cam Hardy Johnny vegas seemed like a cool guy so we gave him a bsd dvd to take home
The Make. We got the hell outta there! In their usual underdogs style, The Make, say a big F_ck you to the rain, smog and fog by all boarding a plane bound for Tenerife. Read about they had a beast of a trip, smashed a load of challenges, got dangerous driving tickets and came a very respectable third place And just like that in a whirlwind of sun, sea and smith grinds we were back in the ukon the last day of the trip
Wethepeople. The obvious choice for a good time. Wethepeople rekindled their love for the Emerald Isle by heading to the homeland of Jason Phelan, Ireland. Having gone there 5 years ago on their first ever Ride To Glory adventure they attempted to relive the dream as it were, but was it all plain sailing at sea..? Max came pedalling down the bumpy stairs and then tooth picked the rail straight into the sea, holding on all the way like a crash test dummy
Proper Bike Co. Attempting to conquer europe. Team Proper in their laid back style cruised over to Europe and got more Google Earth spots ticked off than you could shake a stick at Through years of european travel, chance encounters, trawling skate mags and google earth jamie has amassed a true bible of rideable terrain
S&M. Deploy the hoder. Mike Hoder and 4 English guys team up to smash the streets of Sheffield and Hull for a week long adventure of brawls, beers and Little Chef life. Warning, contains Mike Hoder The motorists stopped behind us must have been completely baffled by this enormous man with neck tattoos jumping out of a moving vehicle and senselessly beating the shit out of one of its windows
Team Managers Bikes.
Flat Bar Challenges.
For The WIN.
Hoder Bike Check
Max Wood Bike Check
|issue 167 - september 2012
rideukbmx.mpora.com, august 2012: Chris Jenner is gracing the cover after one of the best King For A Day jams Leeds has ever seen.
A Bunch of Fives with Dan Figg.
Liverpools street connoisseur Ben Lewis gives us his Love and Hates.
A sweet etnies package is up For the Win.
We talk about Euro travel and feature a Motocross/BMX crossover in this months Insight. (see more in the below)
We take a First Look at Barney Stonelake and Johny Lloyd
We Catch Up with Big Daddy while he was here in the UK
Shaun Jinks answers this months Question Time
Where Are They Now with the legendary wild man Todd Lyons
Spot Check on Subculture in Hull
What They Ride features with James Reynolds and Raymond Inskipp
Plus the usual Ride UK features, entertaining letters, products and loads more!
Its Chill Time. the ETNIES all inclusive CLUB MED TOUR. The etnies team head to the South of France to not only chill out in the mediterranean weather, but to hit up some famous street and concrete bowls along the way It basically meant being late every morning, and I dont mean 10 minutes late, Im talking 2 hours, minimum!
Come together. Mutiny in Austin. The plan was to get a couple of Mutiny riders per visit into Austin during the Spring to film for their new video. Find out how that story pans out
Far From Ordinary. Mongoose in France. How do you plan a trip with a team consisting of Dirt, Park, Street and Vert riders Mongoose seem to have it down and head to France, which started at the BMX Street Station event before heading out on the road Overly eager, I was the first one in the bowl, and it only took about 6 seconds before I had slid out and realised we were attempting to ride something slicker than soap
Taking over the city. DUB Street Series Bristol. The DUB BMX Street Series hits Bristol for its second Jam. With a huge turnout and a rider list to die for, Bristol really didnt know what hit it! The public were ascending out of the underpass up the steps to be greeted by a rowdy flash mob of BMXers heckling them
Im still at NASS . NASS 2012 in a caravan. The best ever NASS! Heres the inside story from the man who may just be still at NASS Some new heads got their chance to shine and some old faces reminded us why they are brilliant at what they do
Band of broths. Camping in France with Premium UK. Premium UKs team pack up the kitted out van with their bikes and tents and head to the North of France for a week long trip Finding random old tracks to camp on or sneaking down the edges of fields late at night is a good way to run it, I reckon
Road To Gatebil/The Worlds. Trying to keep up with Ben Wallace. Follow Ben Wallace and Greg Illingworth on a high horse powered road trip drifting their way to the The Worlds and back again We travelled through European countries at speeds so quick you couldnt really appreciate what was actually on the other side of windscreen
Ben Lewis Love / Hate
Catch Up with Big Daddy
Moto Crossover Stefan Lantschner
King For A Day 2012
|issue 168 - october 2012
rideukbmx.mpora.com, september 2012: On the cover is Chaz Mailey at Stoke Plaza. Typical British summertime shot, with the hordes of kids on the coping awaiting their shirts signing from the BSD crew.
A Bunch of Fives with Mat Roe
Bas Keep drops in and gives up his Love & Hates
WIN a Relentless / Verde package for this months For the Win.
We talk Industry with new company Social Bike Co.
We take a First Look at Scott Theakston and George Reid
We Catch Up with Dyno about his recent Mutant trip.
Bruza hits us up on this months Question Time.
We end down south for Martyn Tamlings B-day Jam.
Where Are They Now with the legendary Paul Roberts aka Grotbags.
Spot Check on Smithfield Plaza.
What They Ride feature with Bob Manchester and Bengo
Plus the usual Ride UK features, entertaining letters and lots more!
Turning Up The Heat: Fit UK Roast the Altlantic Coast. The Fit UK Team pack up two vans and head to the Atlantic coast hitting France and the Basque country in the blistering hot heat After a few attempted tires we realised that it was crazy to try and ride when the temperature was hotter than an oven on full blast!
Embrace The Unexpected. Going with the flow in Ecuador. Drew Bezanson, Clint Reynolds and Brian Yeagle head to Quito, Ecuador for 9 days of tripping and a BMX contest somewhere in between Next thing we knew we were wandering through the backstage entrance to some kind of high-brow beauty pageant. It was a really strange and unexpected twist to an already fascinating day.
Hashtag Verde UK Tour. Losing it every step of the way. Verde UK and a few of the US team pack up and hit the road across the UK for a week, visiting shops, filming and of course shooting photos for this very article, thats if you havent seen it on instagram or twitter already He was commanding barbecues and making two crutches and a peg leg look about as gangster as they could be.
South West Dream Living. Tripping to Boardmasters with VANS UK. VANS UK head off on a jolly, while heading down to Newquay where they end up for the annual Relentless Boardmasters event for the weekend The highlight for me was when he pretty much did a back rail fufanu on my face.
30% Chance Of Sun. The BSD UK Shop Tour. Verde were not the only team on a shop tour last month. BSD were too, they only predicted 30% on sun for their trip due to the shabby weather we had, luckily they had more! Follow them day by day on their UK Shop tour. Things started off slow but ended with grant and i soaked in beer from dancing to nirvana on this tiny stage with a bunch of drunk girls.
Run For Cover. DUB JAM Hits London Town. The last of the DUB BMX Street Series jams had it all last month. It was in the capital of the country, it had the heaviest rain the UK had ever seen, it had big us names there and despite the shitty weather, in true Great British fashion everyone still rode even if their tires were slipping everywhere! The London DUB Jam proved that old idiom that you can always make the best of a bad situation
A Camp Far, Far Away. Shadow go to Woodward. Team Shadow including UK riders, Alistair Whitton and Scott Ditchburn hit up Woodward, PA. Read on and see how it panned out for them Little kids will send themselves off anything for a free t-shirt
A Insight into Kye Fortes World Record.
|issue 169 - november 2012
Style cat Matt Priest boosts himself onto the cover with this huge downside foot plant on the roof of an abandoned building.
Taking the Rough with the Smooth. Be sure to get your hands on this issue as not only is it covered from front to back with stickers, but it features some pretty crazy articles such as the DC US team hitting 3 different Asian countries, Fly Bikes flowing around various spots, as only they do, the Colony Bikes team take on a UK shop tour, a fitting and personal Memorial piece to Randy Taylor and we have three interviews this month featuring cover star Matt Priest, Florida native Trey Jones and The Hunt edit winner Eddie Zunda. And we still have a few pages spare, so lets go have a good look inside
A Bunch of Fives with Liverpudlian tech wizard Paul Ryan
Ryan Guettler gives us his Love & Hates this month.
Behind the scenes Cover Story with Matt Priest.
WIN a HUGE Ride UK Reader Awards package.
We hit 3 Weekenders featuring Kill The Line, The Yard Jam and Gamescom Spine Battle.
An Insight into both Greg Illingworths anticipated upcoming article and Jason Phelan gets all Para Extreme.
We Say What with Brandon Kitson.
We ask Where Are They Now with Lorenzo Reid.
Another new park Spot Check on 360, in Richmond.
Two pros tell us What They Ride and why with Pete Sawyer and Jeremiah Smith
Plus the usual Ride UK regulars, product reviews, entertaining letters and more!
Classic Priest. The Matt Priest Interview. This months cover star Matt Priest features a long overdue full length interview telling us more about his sponsors, friends, local spots, traveling and digging trails before school It was literally like a carrot in front of my face and I wanted to chase it! If you get to do what you love with your friends, it seems like a no-brainer
Ill In Asia. DC Shoes In Indonesia, Malaysia And Thailand. We travel with US DC riders Jeremiah Smith, Alfredo Mancuso, Dylan Stark and an injured Rob Wise through Asia, where they visit Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand to do demos on beaches, signings with nuns and tear about on scooters through some of the most diverse places on the earth Walking out of the neighborhood and back into the skatepark felt like i had
teleported to another dimension.
Life On The Run. Colony UK Take To The Road. Aussie brand Colony make the trip over to the UK for their first shop tour. Featuring Chris Courtenay, Ryan Guettler, Sam Dave-Bates, Cooper Brownlee, Liam Vance and of course the most famous of them all Eddy The Great! We drove for hours almost every day and almost certainly drove for more hours than we rode
Ora Francis Jones III Aka Trey Jones. Cult rider and Florida native Trey Jones, doesnt follow trends, doesnt follow rules and most definitely does it for himself. Find out more about this guy and his opinions in his mini interview But at the same time Im not the BMX police, Im not trying to put rules in BMX or whatever, I just really think that type of riding sucks
One More Euro Table. Fly Bikes On The French Swiss Border. After the By the Lake Jam in Annecy, the Fly Bikes style cats, Matt Roe, Kevin Kalkoff, Ruben Alcantara and Stefan Lantschner hit up random spots across the French, Swiss border. Everyone knows that all the Fly riders are a stylish bunch, but Roey has got that extra something special that makes that little bit of difference.
Easy Ez. An Interview With Eduards Zunda. Eddie Zunda is on everyones radar right now after winning this years HUNT competition. We went to his home, which he calls Latvia and shot some photos, took in some traditions and mixed with the locals, good times I didnt know what to do, I was afraid to show him that I had broken the frame he had made me, so I just hid it!
Randy Taylor Memorial. Rest In Peace. Randy Taylor sadly passed away last month so we decided to dedicate this article to him, featuring a few of his closest friends remembering the good times, the man himself and the things they will miss the most about him Randy was a character of his own kind. He lived by his own rules, which he most certainly made up as he went along. His spontaneity and creativity were some of his best traits.
What they ride with Pete Sawyer
Weekender with VANS Kill The Line.
Where are they now with Lorenzo Reid.
|issue 170 - december 2012
Alex Kennedy graces the front cover with a rad smith to feeble to toboggan while on the DUB BCN MVP trip. This is Alexs second appearance on the cover of Ride UK, the first time back in issue 126 in 2009. Alex has come a long long way in the three years since then!
Inside weve got a full report on the DUB BCN MVP trip plus Texas Toast, Proper in Bilbao, the Vans Rebel Jam and much more! If youre in the market for a new bike this Christmas, we also tested 8 complete bikes that you should consider looking at. Lets go have a good look inside
A Bunch of Fives with San Diegos Gary Young
Dan Boiski gives us his Love or Hate.
WIN a Premium Solo Plus complete bike
We Step Up with northern shredder Sean Oconnell
This weekender showcases what went down at the first Ride UK Shop Battle at the Cycle Show
We take a First Look at Lewis Anderson
We also put Dennis Enarson On The Spot
Where Are They Now with the legendary Chico Hooke
Trails Gloves for this months Thought Bubble
Another new park Spot Check with Mags on Ramps in Halifax
Two riders tell us What They Ride and why with Propers Sam Cunningham and FIT UKs Addy Snowden
Insight into Surrey Trails
Plus the usual Ride UK regulars, product reviews, entertaining letters and more!
-The Vans rebeljam in Tossa de Mar
-The Texas Toast event in Austin
-Team Profile in Bilbao
-The Dub Crew in Barcelona