Round 1 of the UK Flatland Championships is just a few weeks away, £1000 prize money up for grabs at Event City in Manchester on the 18/19th March. Matti let me know that the floor is perfect to ride, nice and fast so it is sure to be a great event. Check out the updated flyer with sponsor updates etc.
I love what the Australian flatland community do for their scene with the Down UnderGround series. The 2017 DUG series is kicking off with a video round, submit your 1-2 mins video unedited, entries close 30th April 2017. Beginner, expert, open divisions. open to all BMX riders in Australia. Stay up to date over on the Flatland Australia site, link below:
Jean William Prevost gets across the globe as much as anyone else in the game, Dub is currently out in Colombia and will be at Jamsado flatland jam in Bogota, Colombia on February 26th. Hopefully we will see some footage from this jam soon.
Last year the Wheels and Finns was a great addition to the UK contest calendar, with riders overseas making the trip also (Dominik Nekolny and Alex Jumelin). This year we are back in beautiful Joss Bay, Kent with practise scheduled for Friday, Experts on Saturday and Pro on Sunday. £1000 up for grabs, plenty of time to plan your trip. Hope to see you there!
Rob Alton dropped me a message to let me know of an awesome new project/jam he is working on. Great intentions for the future of flatland in Hungary, get there and support the cause if you can! Here’s what Rob had to say:
“Basically my wife and I are starting our own business by opening a sports room. In this room we will be hosting Acrobatic Gymnastics, BMX Flatland, Skipping and Circus skills workshops. However this is just a few of many ideas we have. We will also be renting the space out to people who want to hold any kind of classes. The location is “Sport Zone” in Veresegyház Hungary and the room is 135 m2, I guess about the size of a contest floor.
My aim is to open a BMX Flatland club so that riders have an indoor spot to ride all year round especially in the winter! I will also try my best to get local kids in and start some workshops at beginner level. The Jam is to help raise the money we need to lay an OSB board floor so the there are is an entry fee for riders and spectators, all the info is in the Event info on Facebook. Right now the floor is tiled and for the Jam mixture of tile and Monster!
It’s an open invitation for all riders but of course travel will be at their cost. If someone does want to come they should contact me and I can try to help with accommodation. I will also open the room on the following day if riders who attend the Jam and want to ride on the Sunday too.
I already have some local business for sponsors helping plus Flatland Fuel, Four Pegs BMX Flatland Shop and Scitec Nutrition are already in! I’m still searching sponsors and it looking pretty good.”
Stay up to date with the jam via the FB page:
The annual Maple Vibes contest in Toronto, Canada is just a month away. Jamie Sinyard over at Canadian Freestyle Orgnization just sent in the news, the prize money this year is raised
to $4500! You can find out more information over on the CFOBMX FB page:
Springtime is not too far away, Pete Brandt is hosting a flatland jam at the infamous Clocktower riding spot in San Francisco, Nor Cal on the 12th March from 12 Noon till dark to celebrate. Fancy a trip to Nor Cal anyone?!
You will have to be to quick for this one, Alex Jumelin is holding a jam at his BMX School this sunday! The jam will be going down at the Finalteri Gym in Chatou, France! Get there if you can, all welcome!
Alberto Moya gets the poster for the annual Fight the Winter contest, which is confirmed for 17/18th February in Gottingen, Germany. Stay up to date with all the contest updates via their FB page, link below.
Clay legrand got in contact with some contest news, the annual BMX Indoor contest is going down at the Parc Des Expositions in Caen, in Northern France, Stay up to date with all contest information on their FB page.