Podcast interviews, insight, news and views for BMX Racing.
Podcast – 2022 World Championships wrap-up with Tyler Brown
2022 World Championships wrap-up podcast with Tyler Brown. Check it out.
Podcast – HOLESHOT CHALLENGE with Tyler Brown
Quick catch up and Podcast with Tyler Brown early in the morning at San Diego BMX as summer camp season kicks off.
Tyler gives us the scoop and info on the HOLESHOT CHALLENGE (Sept 10th) he's putting on at @sandiegobmxracing during the State Finals weekend. He's already got some great sponsors, they'll have live feed and it's looking like a great payday up for grabs and a cool concept of racing. Tyler gives us all the details.
We also hit on last weekend's European Championships and some of our picks for the upcoming World Championships in France that kicks off next week.
BMX Weekly Podcast with Tyler Brown
As we hit summer and there's so much going on in the racing World, I thought it would be a good chance to sit down with Tyler Brown over at San Diego BMX and catch up on everything.
We talk USA BMX Nationals in Tulsa and Nashville, last week's World Cup in Scotland, who's looking good for Papendal and some of the thoughts on Team USA at the moment.
We also talk about participation numbers in the US, some of the things Tyler has got going on at the moment, Vet Pro talk, Connor Fields, social media and more.
Check it out.
Podcast – Mike Wong & Paul Roberts (British BMX Hall of Fame)
My friend and fellow British BMX Hall of Fame collaborator, Mike Wong, recently made the trip over to California, so we took the opportunity to drive up to Huntington Beach to catch up with Paul Roberts to record this podcast.
Mike has been riding BMX bikes in some capacity since 1981 and running his own bike brands, Dialled Bikes and FTB BMX, for the best part of the last 20 years.
We cover our reasons for starting the British BMX Hall of Fame project, address some of the social media comments we've seen/been made aware of since announcing the Hall of Fame, and finish up with some healthy debate as to who we think are the main contenders to be nominated and inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Podcast – John Povah
Headed to Huntington Beach to meet up with Paul Roberts and fellow UK transplant, John Povah to record a podcast.
John is one of the early guys from the UK BMX World making the move to California back in 1989 and is still out here today.
We start with John getting into BMX in the 80s born in Croydon starting out in the race World, Hillington Hawks Club then moving more into Freestyle getting on Raleigh and doing Demos with Andy Ruffell and the Raleigh Team during the mid 80s BMX craze in the UK.
We touched on the local London Scene during the 80s before his move to California. We then talk the early 90s Freestyle scene, living with Chris Moeller and John Paul Rogers, building ramps, POWs, learning backflips with the Wildman at Sheep Hills, team managing for Schwinn with a star-studded team including the likes of Jay Miron, Joey Garcia, Brian Foster, Dave Osato just to name a few.
John talks about after Schwinn and Rooftop getting him a job at Etnies and some of the riders he worked with during the early years to being back at Etnies now and how things have changed for a TM as Social Media comes into play in today's World.
John also talks about being a member of the IBMXF when Freestyle was looking like it was going to get in the Olympics with all of the behind the scenes/politics and meetings with Mat Hoffman, Stu Dawkins, Ian Morris, Bart de Jong and co. and some backroom goings-on that resulted in IBMXFF getting pushed aside and UCI going with FISE into the China Games.
John also gives his thoughts on the Games themselves, Jamie Bestwick executing a plan for Team GB and the impact following the Games.
Lots more covered and a big shout-out to Paul for assisting with this one. I know jumping into the Freestyle conversation I was happy to sit back and let Paul take the lead with the questions and enjoyed listening to the conversation. John is 40 years deep in BMX and we only skimmed the top of his continued successful career and touched on some cool stuff he has in the works in the future. Thanks, John and hope everyone enjoys this one.
Podcast – Marc & Rich Moore from SOURCEBMX
Great to catch up with Rich and Marc Moore from SOURCEBMX who are out in the US and came over to the house for a catch-up and a Podcast.
It's amazing to see what the boys have done with SOURCEBMX from their early race days to opening their first BMX shop and now to what they have grown SOURCEBMX into, which is a globally respected and successful company in the BMX World and they do it with the same passion they have for BMX.
We hit on the early days of Rich and Marc discovering racing, the Bexhill / Hastings scene looking up to Keith Duly (@jump_club) as the local race legend and working with him today with Jump Club and the rebuild of the local Bexhill track that should be complete in the next few months.
We chat about some of the competition the brothers raced against from Kelvin & Liam Batey, Marcus Bloomfield, Peter Fieldhouse, Laurence Mapp and Stephen Murray along with some of the teams they rode for.
Rich talks about all the BMX Media he has done over the years shooting for magazines and testing products. Marc talks about placing 3rd at the 98 Worlds, spending time in the US working at Profile and opening a BMX shop after returning from the States.
We talk about SOURCEBMX, the growth over the years, getting in early on online sales, Warehouses in the UK, Kentucky, and Germany with over 70 employees in addition to sponsoring teams and riders including Kelvin Batey, Kye Whyte and Shanaze Reade during the early days.
We touch on the SOURCE Park, The Battle of Hastings, events, some of the brands they work with, the future, getting more involved in BMX RACE and so much more.
Great chatting with the boys and I personally want to thank them both for supporting everything I do in BMX from teams, to grassroots programs and basically anything I have told Rich I'm involved in - he responds with, "Yep, we're in". They are a breath of fresh air in the BMX industry to work with and great to hang out with.
Cheers and hope everyone likes the Pod.
Covers bmx from 80’s to present
Im from the 90’s era and they cover a lot from that time and present 🤘🏻
Relevant throughout the Eras
Great perspective and representation from the old and the not so old. Love the Brits analysis of the sport.
Matt Hadan HOF
Great interviews. Hadan should be in the hall of fame.