Repo + Photos: Effraim, Matti Hemmings, Miguel Pargas.
It’s hard not to get nostalgic going back to The Green Mile, it turns out it’s been 5-6 years since I was last at this legendary riding spot for the UK flatland scene (search TGM on the sidebar of the website to see what I am talking about.
Yinka Thomas threw down a jam last weekend, with the help of Jason Forde and my schedule was for once free so attending the jam was a no brainer.
The forecast wasn’t looking too great, but it was worth the risk as it os October after all you just never know. As it turns out the weather forecast was pretty much bang on, with two heavy showers throughout the day enough for the ground not to dry all day.
Last week, Jason Forde invited me along with Keelan Philips, Mizo, Thomas Loison, Yinka Thomas, Amos Burke, and a few others to film two clips in a week. This was a good chance for me to try and push myself a little bit further as I return from an injury that was caused due to mechanical errors caused a crash.Stoked to be involved involved in this project, heres what Jason Forde the man behind the project had to say:
“A series of flatland BMX edits created during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Social distancing meant that we were not able to ride together as much as we would like too.These videos are made to bring us together, to share our riding clips and to motivate each other.
Riders were selected at random and given a time limit to record a fresh/new riding clip that has never used on social media.
We all had different issues to deal with while trying to get the selected clips.
I myself had to deal with my riding areas being closed off / locked or to small, dusty or trying to find the time to (while I was still working as an essential) record, early morning and late evenings for days on end.
I actually landed my clip (a link that I have never been able to complete before and always failing at the last hurdle) an hour before the deadline and struggled to walk afterwards due to injuries and exhaustion, then I would need to get home and edit.
Clips have been edited by myself, and even the music tracks have been created by a rider.
I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I enjoyed making them and appreciate the effort that has gone into them.
I want to give a big thank you to all the riders that have taken part
More to come….
June got off to a banger with Quentin Pelorson’s Seeking Part 3 edit on June 2nd. From the opening downside whiplash pedal 5 stepped beautifully into x-ft halfpacker, this edit really caught my attention. Quite possibly my favourite line is at the 1:13 mark, I’ve already rewinded this part twice to work out what happened, I could go on and on here.
As I look forward to heading to Round 2 of the UK Flat Champs at the Birmingham NEC this weekend, I just came across this nice raw edit of the AM’s from the Wheels and Fins Festival featuring Yinka Thomas, TGM Maz, Remus Simion, Johann Chan, and Trevor Lacey.
What an epic weekend over at the Wheels and Finns Festival in Joss Bay, Kent. After two days at the event, most of the hard work was done. We woke up to blue skies, and with the festival being so close to the beach, meant only one thing. Chilled breakfast on the beach, before the day really got started!
Ground Control UK went down last week in Manchester. Check out this awesome edit, Johann Chan put together.
Featuring Billy Whitfield, Phil Dolan, Jason Forde, Keelan Phillips, James White, Michał Pietruszewski, Yinka Thomas and Dan Hennig.
Part 2 in London, 21st/22nd May at #SpinLDN. Bigger and better, see you there!
Thanks to 4Down Distribution, Flatland fuel, BMX.com, S&M, United, Devise, Pegasus, Ambitious Minds, Hard Berries, Flatmattersonline Alex Roman, Mark Noble, Ian Morris, Patrick Schoolen and Spin – The Cycling Festival MCR & LDN
On Good Friday, Johann Chan, Yinka Thomas and Jason Forde fancied something a lil’ different than their normal session, and heading to Hype Park in Central London. Hit play for a chill done from the Ground Control UK crew…