The other day a video surfaced online giving us the first look at Fingers Crossed, a new suspension BMX bike project that Ruben Alcantara, Garrett Byrnes and a few others have been working on. The video got a lot of attention, and there were A LOT of questions that came up from how are these bikes being made, will they go into production, what is the point of the bikes and more. The crew at Ride UK caught up with Ruben for an interview where he discusses all of those things in better detail, answering pretty much all questions we’ve seen pop up. You can check the interview out right here. You can also check out the promo video again below!
Ride UK coming through with another round of Magic Number. This time around they sat Ryan Nyquist down to find out what his 3 tricks he would do, 3 spots to ride and 3 riders to ride with for the rest of his life if that’s all he could do. This has a bunch of classic riding clips from Ryan spanning from 1998 all the way up to some more recent clips. Ryan’s answers are great and a few of the answers were unexpected, so hit play and take it all in!
“If you had to pick just 3 tricks you could do, 3 spots you could ride, and 3 riders you could ride with, what would you choose?
In MAGIC NUMBER, that’s what we want to know. After kicking off the series with Dennis Enarson and Jordan Godwin, we continue with the living legend, Ryan Nyquist.
What do you think of his answers?” – Ride UK
The Backyard Jam Series Finals went off at Adrenaline Alley the other weekend and it was an absolute banger of a contest. We’ve seen a handful of raw cut videos from the contest, but here’s a full on edited version with park and street highlights from the AM’s and Pro classes courtesy of Ride UK! If you want a look at what went down, this is definitely the video to check out!
“One of the wildest weekends in UK BMX history! Backyard Jam made its triumphant return this year, with four qualifying rounds to find the UK’s best amateur riders, then a series final with those riders up against a list of invited pros.
Check out the Ride UK recap of all the best riding in Am Park, Am Street, Pro Street and Pro Park.
Filmed by Robin Pearson & Martin Grainger
Edited by Robin Pearson
Cover shot by Adam Lievesley
Music by Meatbodies / Crack Cloud / Moon Duo” – Ride UK
The other weekend at the Backyard Jam finals, there was no shortage of amazing riding. With amazing riding usually leads to some crashes, bails and heavy slams as well. Here’s a compilation giving us a look at some of those crashes! If you’re looking for some pain, take a look!
“A few spills from the @backyardjambmx finals weekend. Thankfully no major injuries. Plenty of slip sliding. Shoutout to everyone for sending it!” – Ride UK
The 2019 Backyard Jam finals lead to a ton of wild riding all weekend from the Pros to the AM riders. Here’s a video Ride UK whipped up giving us a look at the bangers that the top riders from the AM contest threw down! These guys were going all in to win a spot at Simple Session!
“Check out the top two riders in the amateur park and street finals at Backyard Jam 2019 at Adrenaline Alley. Backyard Jam linked up with Simple Session so these four riders are now invited to ride at Simple Session 2020!” – Ride UK
The 4th round of the 2019 Backyard Jam went down at the freshly revamped Asylum Skatepark before it was really officially opened. Here’s a highlight reel giving you a look at all the action from the young guns to the advanced and Pro guys that dropped in! This park looks AMAZING and the riding was just as good!
“This past weekend saw the final qualifying round of the 2019 Backyard Jam series. The Asylum Skatepark in Sutton were kind enough to open up their doors for one day a week ahead of their official opening. Take a look and see some of the highlights from the day!
Get your tickets for the Backyard Jam finals at: https://www.backyardjam.com/register/
See all the results here: https://www.backyardjam.com/results/
Filmed & Edited by Martin Grainger” – Ride UK
Here’s some sponsor news and a real solid new edit for you! Tom Russell is now doing it for Cult over in the U.K after parting with long time sponsor Mutiny. To celebrate, he built up a brand new setup and went to work on the new Wairhouse section and the bowl at Adrenaline Alley! As always, Tom delivers some great riding, so hit play and enjoy!
“Team news: Tom Russell on Cult! Watch as Tom builds up a new Cult Walsh and takes his first few runs around Adrenaline Alley in Corby. To hear what he has to say about his new build and bike sponsor, hit this link
Filmed & edited by Martin Grainger” – Ride UK