There’s always a good reason to throw a BMX jam. Bringing riders together for a day of bikes and good times is always a good idea. But, there’s also a lot of other great reasons to throw a BMX jam. Nik Ford recently threw the 3rd annual A Light In The Dark BMX Jam over in the U.K that helps bring awareness and support for the C.A.L.M program that is focused on helping to prevent suicide with young adults. It’s a good cause like this that deserves any support it can get, and Nik put in the work to make it happen. Check out some words from Nik and photos from the day below!
Over the years we’ve seen a lot of interviews, and it’s usually focused on the rider, a trip, video part or something like that. Nik Ford hit us with a link to the Ride On Website where he did an interview discussing mental health and the things he’s gone through to try and help other riders out there that might not know how to deal with it. There’s also an event that Nik is working on that will be benefiting a charity called CALM. Check it all out right here!
Nik Ford is hitting a big milestone in 2022, and to celebrate, he has a brand new video filmed over the last year and a half from street spots to skateparks, trails, warehouses and more. As always, Nik brings a good mix of tricks with quite a few gems we don’t see all too often! Hit play and check out what 25 years of BMX experience looks like!
“2022 is my 25th year riding BMX, I had no idea when I started this journey just how far the road would go. Even with all the twists and turns along the way, I still love it as much as I did on day 1.
I’ve put this edit together with clips I filmed over the last 18 months to celebrate, here’s to the next 25!
Music – ” Born to Raise Hell ” by Motorhead.” – Nik Ford
Here’s one we had sent through from a podcast we haven’t heard of called The Goat Cave Podcast that’s apparently been around for a while! This latest episode, Nik Ford sat down for an interview. As many of you know, Nik has been throwing down over in the U.K for years and has done a lot from being a sponsored rider to producing DVD’s and more. Nik has an interesting story that spans two decades with a lot of great stories, achievements and more. There’s also a lot of things in this that we didn’t know about. Hit play and take it all in since it’s a real good listen!
“Today’s guest is a UK local who has been shredding over 20 years. In his time riding he has been in countless magazines, rode in many contests, been sponsored by some big brands like DiamondBack and DuFFs footwear, and produced 2 full length DVDs, “Unsung”, and “What Next”. Just like most of life, you have to take the good with the bad, and he has dealt with some of the hardest things a person can endure, on January 7th, 2003 he would go into a coma after taking a crash while riding the day before. Things didn’t get better at first, he would have a heart attack while in his coma which left his brain unresponsive. On January 13th, 2003 at the age of 19, Nik Ford had died…. After 3.5 hours, the nurse came to do her final round with Nik when she noticed a reaction in his pupils, he was alive! and in the fight of his life. 18 years later Nik Ford is here at The Goat Cave to tell us his story and so much more!
The Goat Cave (Ep:81- Nik Ford), for video, audio, photos and more click below! \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\//\/\/\/\/\/
( https://www.hvxgoat.com/post/the-goat-cave-podcast-ep-81-nik-ford )” – The Goat Cave Podcast
Nik Ford hit us up with a double whammy today! Nik has decided to upload both of the full-length videos he put together, “Unsung” from 2007 and “What Next” from 2009, for your viewing pleasure! Both videos have a ton of great Mid School vibe with riding from a ton of familiar faces, along with a bunch of new names we weren’t familiar with. Check out “Unsung” up top, then make the jump to watch “What Next”!
Nik Ford kicking off the new year right with a fresh batch of footage from some sessions he has been catching at his local park, on a ledge setup in a warehouse and more. As always, Nik produces a ton of creative and unique combos that keep things interesting from start to finish! Take a look and see what he cooked up!
“In 2019, I began the overdue journey to understand my shadow. Although this is still a work in progress, looking back I have come along way since I released my previous edit, the escapist.
The fact that I am finding some peace means my head is in a better place, where better things happen.
“ I woke up still not dead again today. “
Keen for 2020, be kind, stay rad. X
Music – Willie Nelson “Still Not Dead”” – Nik Ford
Nik Ford sent over his latest video for your viewing pleasure.
Here’s a fresh one that popped in the inbox today from Nik Ford for you guys to check out! As always, Nik gets creative on everything he touches from street spots to skateparks, keeping things pretty unpredictable from start to finish. Check out what he cooked up since this is a solid watch!
“Who would have thought 15 years ago whilst in a coma from a bmx crash that I would have ticked so many things off my wish list! I have been sponsored by some rad companies, travelled the world, been featured in books and magazines and meet some amazing people along the way. 2017 was a good year with a return trip to Australia and competing in the iBMXFF world championships. It’s never been about results but the situations, making memories and ticking things off that wish list.
I am proud of the last 15 years and optimistic for the future with my rad little family. I feel the song is particularly relevant and if I had the chance to did all again, well it’s something I would like to do.
Eels – Things the grandchildren should know” – Nik Ford
Nik Ford sent through this new video he put together from a trip to Australia! This video gives us a look at what he got into during his stay, along with plenty of dialed riding from skatepark and street session him and a few friends caught during his time there. It looks like it was an amazing time to us! Check it!
“Searching for a track and picking the right one for an edit is always something I think long about. When I heard this song by Horrorshow I knew that I found the one. The lyrics are on point and that 2nd verse says it all.
Anyways, I recently returned to Australia with my family and had the best time imaginable. Here is some clips of what I got up to. It was rad to catch up with some of my mates and there is a few throwback clips that fitted in perfectly with the lyrical narrative from when I lived there in 2010.
Jake “Diz” Deering
And Nik Ford
Horrorshow “Push” from the album Bardo State”