1 WayUp is a must see film, super inspiring! What DJ, CK Flash did over in the UK can be duplicated in inner cities around the world, it would be an awesome thing 4sho! I was pretty blown away by the trailer, it was put together really well.
On a spit of land between two tower blocks controlled by rival gangs is a tiny dirt track that defies the conventional image of Peckham, London.
This is the site of the Peckham BMX club, founded by former BMX racer and DJ, CK Flash.
He believed that BMX was a way off the streets and within a few short years, Peckham BMX riders were on podiums around the country and meeting the Prime Minister.
One of these is 17-year-old Tre Whyte. Ranked third in the nation, CK is pushing him to win the National Championship and compete in the Olympics. Family volatility and impoverishment have caused Tre to move out of his home, forcing him to make adult
decisions at a young age. Without support, it will be a tough climb to the top.
Quillan Isidore is only 16 but already a 3-time British BMX champion. But even as a champion he’s still subjected to continuing gang pressure in the neighborhood while the competition to become World Champion from sponsored riders is steep.
For more info on the 1 WayUp and to find out what the cast is doing now visit 1wayup.com
USA BMX x NEW ERA Snapback Collection
USA BMX recently announced that they will be offering a whole line of New Era apparel featuring BMX Racing inspired images and of course the USA BMX logo! We’re digging their new hat collection which features the brand’s logo on the New era 9Fifty snapbacks.
Our favorite colorways are the cammo, Navy/Grey and grey/silver hats!
The hats are available now on USABMXtees.com
Bike Of The Day: Standard XXL Cruiser Raw
Trevor Hoeckele of Team Heckler BMX sent us pictures of his sick personal Standard XXL cruiser build for Bike Of The Day. We’re digging the raw look of and all the TNT parts featured on this bike. Check out the stats below!
The bike features:
-TNT rapid fire hubs laced to TNT M80 hoops
-Answer 177.5 cranks
-Rennen 39t to 17t.
-TNT 53mm stem.
-TNT 20 mm thru axle forks.
-Shimano DXR brakes.
-Profile pivotal seat.
-ODI custom Vans print grips.
“A great combination of old and new. I’m gonna rock this ride at the track with my team, Team Heckler BMX. I bought the frame from Pawlowski. It was blue. I stripped it and cleared it. I love the raw look. It’s nasty”
Red Bull Pump Track Worlds Qualifier, Manila Recap
Stop #3 of the Red Bull Pump Track Worlds Qualifier went down at the Bike Playground in Manila. It actually happened on the same day as the New Zealand event. The indoor Velosolutions pump track looks like so much fun, we need something like that in the north east.
There were some cool highlights about this event that you’ll see in the press release below.
Don’t forget the Red Bull Pump Track Worlds Qualifier makes its way to the states at the Oklahoma City pump track May 19th and Leavenworth, WA May 26th BE THERE!!
CLICK HERE to register to compete in the next Pump Track World Series qualifiers
As the sun set in on the North Island of New Zealand, racing kicked in to action at the Bike Playground in Manila, The Philippines with the unique indoor track giving riders a welcomed break from the 30-degree heat.
Downhill, BMX, Enduro and XC riders from The Philippines, Japan and Malaysia gathered to battle it out against the clock and each other.
The timed runs were won by Jericho Farr and Lea Denise Belgica both members of the national DH Team but in a twist Lea Denise opted to take on the track with a BMX as her weapon of choice.
With 3 full laps on the technical pump track, it was more than just about the athlete’s skills, but their fitness, as the intense racing and the track length added to the excitement. In the end, the battle for the flight ticket in the men’s category would be between 2 generations. Crowd favourite, 40-year-old Parabanne Mendoza looked like he was going for the win, but some small mistakes on his 3rd lap killed his momentum, which gave 21-year-old Jericho Farr the chance to secure his 1st place.
With a race time of just under 1 minute in the women’s category, it looked like XC rider Ariana would have the endurance advantage, but the national DH team rider, Lea Denise manualled and jumped her way to the win and a ticket to the world final.
1st place – Jericho Farr
2nd place – Parabanne Mendoza
3rd place – Gabriel Aaron Delos Trinos
4th place – Oscar Acdol
1st place – Lea Denise Belgica
2nd place – Ariana Dormitorio
3rd place – Estafani Sumile
4th place – Natashya Soon