Podcast interviews, insight, news and views for BMX Racing.
Podcast – Dom Phipps
I sat down with fellow Englishman Dom Phipps last weekend as a guest on the High-Low Podcast. We got into the back story of the BMX Freestyle projects he has put together in the last decade and what it takes to make them happen - including the self-published history books - The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement (with literally hundreds of contributors) and USA made frame reissues for Haro Bikes. Dom has new BMX history projects in planning that will launch in the weeks and months ahead. Get the lowdown and take a listen to our chat in San Diego last weekend.
Podcast – Brandon Meadows
NEW Podcast with Brandon Meadows is posted. Riding for S&S Racing, Powerlite, Herdas Hotshot, Schwinn, Specialized and Intense. Winning the ABA Amateur Number 1 and Junior Men World Champion in 98 and also a handful of World Main event appearances alongside winning the X-Games 2 times during his career, Brandon talks sponsors, injuries, racing during the downhill BMX era and being part of the transitioning to Supercross during the first Olympic cycle.
Brandon talks the end of his career, what he’s been up to since retiring, thoughts on the sport today and we talk about pump tracks, the possible changes and ideas once racing gets back underway after the Pandemic and so much more
Podcast – Scott Beaumont
Podcast - Scott BeaumonNew Podcast with Scott Beaumont is up. Racing for the legendary team Birmingham Wheels in the 80s as a kid, to winning the World Championships in 95 in Colombia and another World title in 96. Scott talks about racing in the UK, Europe and Worlds over the years before getting picked up by Kona and transitioning into mountainbikes.
Scott talks the UCI Mountainbike World Cups, specializing in Dual, 4x and all the politics that goes with it and the UCI over the years along with his thoughts. We also talk 4x as it sits today with the Pro Tour and British Cycling 4x Series, continuing to race at the top level in his 40s, his thoughts on the GB Olympic BMX team, his favorites for the Olympics and so much more.
Podcast – Matt Pohlkamp
NEW Podcast with Matt Pohlkamp is posted. We chat with Matt discovering BMX in Cincinnati, Ohio after watching the 1987 IBMXF World Championships on Nickelodeon and getting hooked, riding for DK, Schwinn and going to California for the first time battling with Randy Stumpfhauser, modeling and turning Pro.
Matt hits on his Pro career winning the Monster-X Series, being teammates with the Foster brothers, riding for DK again, Kuwahara, Celly Smellys and Dans.
We also touch on Matt moving out west to LA, racing Vet, winning the Worlds in Denmark, to slowing down his racing, acting and so much more.
Podcast – Nigel Page
NEW Nigel Page Podcast is posted. Discovering BMX in the early 80s in the North West of England, racing at Wigan Three Sisters and all over the country during the 80s, working at YTS, raving, getting into the UK mountain scene in the 90s, sponsorships, magazine coverage, traveling to the US and building relationships in the industry.
Nigel talks about racing BMX again in the 2000s, winning the Masters Downhill World Championships in 2007, setting up a World Cup mountainbike team with Chain Reaction including some well-known names like Sam Hill who to this day is still working with him.
We also hit on him announcing with Rob Warner, that amazing run of Danny Hart winning the 2011 World Championships in Champery, his thoughts on BMX racing and ideas to grow it and some of the positives the mountainbike industry has done over the years.
We also talk team budgets, money involved in the MTB industry, Redbull TV, bike parks, pump tracks, media, enduro and so much more.
Check it out.
Podcast – Thomas Allier
NEW Thomas Allier Podcast is up. Starting out in the late 80s racing in France, getting on Sunn, racing in Europe, turning Superclass (Elite) in the mid 90s and cleaning house by 98 Winning the French, European and World Championships before making the full move to the US.
Thomas talks about nearly signing for Huffy before going to GT, his first few years in the States, his relationship with Christophe Leveque and heated battles with John Purse, NBL Title runs, winning his 2nd World Championships, racing mountain bikes and going to Giant before making the move back home to France to live and race.
We talk about injuries, racing back in Europe, his 08 Olympic experience & retiring, almost working for British Cycling, working at the UCI HQ in Switzerland before branching off to do his own coaching and continuing to travel and Coach riders around the World.
Thomas also talks about some of the riders he has and currently does work with, his thoughts on current SX/Olympic Elite racing, his future and a whole lot more. Check it out.