Not Just A Flatland Jam – Sydney Australia / March 24th

Paul Chamberlain sent in some contest news from Australia, March 24th meet up at the Hype Park Fountain Spot at 10am, moving onto the Bradfield Plaza at 2pm. Joel Schallhorn will be down under for the jam, look forward to seeing some coverage from this one. Rad to see the scene is still going in Australia.

Vienna Jam 2019 – 30/31st March

Sebastian Grubinger hit me up with some events information for the up and coming Vienna Jam at the end of March, get to this one if you can. Good times in Vienna.

Like last year it’s part of the Vienna Bike Festival. Date this year is 30th and 31st of March on the Rathausplatz in the center of Vienna.

We will have open Jam on Saturday and a Best Trick Contest Saturday afternoon. Prize money for the top five. The format will be like last year. 1 Minute to try one combo/trick. As long as you start before time is over the trick/combo counts even when pulled after the 60 seconds.

Sunday again open Jam and a Cash for Tricks jam on the afternoon. If you pull a trick, you get some cash straight.

Saturday and Sunday mornings we will do some workshops together with Viki Gomez.

More information will follow soon!

FB events page:

Teaser from Sevisual:

2019 UK Flatland Championships – 21st September

Looking for a good event to compete in this year? The floor at the Cycle Expo in Harrogate is perfect. Matti Hemmings just confirmed the date, 21st September! Last year was an awesome first year at the venue, looking forward to this one. Definitely mark your calendars, keep an eye on our events section on the site for updates.

AFA Round 1 – Common Grounds Bike Shop, CA March 9th

I am a bit late posting this, round 1 of the AFA series will take place in California on March 9th. Here’s the official word:

“We are excited to announce Round 1 for 2019!
We will be headed back to California, for one last contest inside Common Grounds Skatepark. As you may know, the venue is moving soon so let’s take advantage of this great spot while we can!

Amateurs riders start shooting your videos! You’ll remember we are giving away a free flight to (and from) each round. Deadline for entries is February 20th. American riders only please. More details on that in our next post. Looking forward to seeing you in California!”

IBMXFF BMX Freestyle Worlds in Cologne / 35th Anniversary

The BMX Cologne has a lot of history, this year the contest will celebrate it’s 35th anniversary. That is huge, the flatland contest always goes off with one of the best floors of the year.

The legendary annual BMX Cologne will take place on June 21st – 23rd. Mark the date in your calendar and check the press release for more details:

“This year we are “CELEBRATING 35 YEARS“ of most significant BMX Freestyle Event in the world! To do it right, we’re bringing back the official IBMXFF BMX Freestyle Worlds to Cologne.

We are bringing you everything from BMX- ROOTS & CULTURE to HIGH CLASS BMX ATHLETES and plenty opportunities to PARTY and ENJOY yourself in an authentic BMX FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE. World Champion Titles are waiting to be taken home in the disciplines DIRT, SPINE-PARK & FLATLAND. Come and celebrate with us.”

Christmas Flatland Jam hosted by Keelan Phillips – Saturday 22nd December

In a few weeks time, Keelan Phillips is hosting a xmas flatland jam at this indoor spot in Leicester, here in the UK. If you are able to make it, message the man himself Keelan on his social media for the address details etc. Here’s what Keelan had to say:

“Riders: a Jam going down to see out the year!
Saturday 22nd December, 10-4, Leicester city centre!
*Few quid on entry (and that goes directly to the hall who do loads for charity including food for the homeless)
*Chill day, music etc, msg me for the address
*See you there!”

Veres BMX Flatland Contest / 24th November 2018

Rob Alton is busy organising the annual Veres BMX Flatland Contest on the 24th November out in Hungary. Located at Triangolo, Veresegyhaz, 2112 Sazdai Utca 7, the event has School, AM and Pro classes and a Mega spin battle which sounds a lot of fun. Fancy a road trip to one of the best flatland scenes in Europe? This one is for you!

Peep the trailer:

UK Flatland Championships Day 1

Text: Effraim.
Photos: Matti Hemmings.

Today I made the 6 hour trek from Southsea on the south coast of England to Harrogate, in Yorkshire. Harrogate is in the North of England for all of you across the world that might not know. Harrogate is the home of “Yorkshire Tea”, my favourite brand of tea in the world and what by and large fuels Flatmattersonline updates on the daily. It was pretty awesome to drive past the home of YT today on the way to the Yorkshire events centre for the UK Flatland Championships.

The trek to Harrogate was eventful, with Matti planning my route via the underground (bikes aren’t allowed on the underground) so I missed my train and after a stressful hour or so trying to figure out how I would get to Yorkshire. The guard was nice enough to let me on the train and all was well with the world once again.

When I arrived I was greeted by the man with the largest seatpost in BMX, Matti Hemmings and Davis Dudelis. Matti is out injured so is hobbling about with a swollen ankle. I got in a nice three hour session with Davis getting used to the floor. We have a decent sized floor, fast stone floor, super smooth! After brushing off the initial travel stiffness, I really enjoyed the session, nailing a couple of new lines I am working on whilst Davis was slaying big hop bars to manual bar out with ease, once my session started winding down Davis started playing with rollback grip rides again. Davis is one of the most chilled pros on the scene, Matti wanted to get some more content for the UK Flatland Championships so we fired out a pretty funny short interview that I will get posted as soon as I can. I’m feeling pretty tired now from the travel mostly, a 4am start will do it to you. But I wanted to update you across the globe and let you know what’s going here in the UK, the venue is dialled and we are set for tomorrow’s contest. It’s time for a Yorkshire tea in Yorkshire!

Uk Flatland Championships – Saturday 13th October

The Uk Flatland Championships is going down this Saturday Am / Pro BMX Competition 13th October at the Cycle Expo – Yorkshire events centre Harrogate. Free Entry, Free Parking, Prize fund for PRO £1000. Prizes for Am / Pro. You can access the area from 9am onwards. Comp kicks off for Am 1pm Pro 2pm or 3pm. Format 2 min run for am. 3 min run for Pro. Depending on the number of riders could be 1 run or 2 runs for best run counts will know this on the day. Contact Matti Hemmings for more information, see you there!