Now this is awesome. Neil Waddington sent through a link to his latest video as he prepares to turn 50 years old. Despite being a little older, Neil is still crushing it an having a ton of fun on ramps, street spots, dirt and whatever else he comes across. It’s been awesome seeing more and more older riders who are able to keep pushing and progressing, even if it isn’t quite as easy as when they were young!
“At the wrong side of 49 years old this is the last edit I’ll make before I hit the big 5-0. It represents the last 12-16 months of my riding at various spots, parks, trails and jams.
I’ll not pretend it’s easy these days what with recurring injuries, an ageing body, work and family commitments, but I hope its provides some inspiration that you can still ride and progress well into your older age.
They say 50 is the new 40 (whatever that means) so I intend to keep pushing, working hard, and (hopefully) progressing well into my 50’s and I still get the same feeling from every single grind, jump, and skid that I did when I was 14.
I’ve been running Ride On bmx for 7 years now. Its a group that organises comps, jams, and posts articles for riders over the age of 30 (our core audience being mostly in their 40s). We’ve got 8000 members from all over the globe ranging from 30 to 70 year old! If you want to join then hit us up on Facebook at RideOnBMX or my insta waddy_rideonbmx.
Hope you enjoy it.
Ride On.” – Neil Waddington