James Hitchcox – Padded cell sales rep. The trip workhorse! He drove the van, filmed and rode every day.
Frank Macchio - Alone bmx’s NYC silent shedder. Rode his bike down round handrails and was stoked on everything.
Jim Cielencki – Produced creative lines at street spots even after wrecking his foot early into the trip.
Darren Meenan – Filmed a lot of the action and had a good time on his first UK experience.
Joe Cox – Killed it on street. Will be editing the trip video and was part of team “Shank” in the back of James’ van.
Cam Hardy – Tons of style at every spot we rode.
Phil Aller – Joined the crew a few days into the trip and got tech at every transition he hit
Mike Taylor – Up handrail to whip was a highlight and shot the b’s all over the place (that’s barspins to the rest of us). The “Shank” instigator.
Neil Keddie – May impose a footjam whip ban on himself soon and pegged a scary backrail in Manchester.
Tony Watkinson – ‘Whipkinson’ shouts at road workers, has way too much sugar in his diet and loves the beats of Radio 1.
Sam Ward – Likes to go high and amazed himself by not getting one flat all week. Slammed hard a bunch of times and pegged in off a 10ft high 4ft back wall ride into a tiny 4ft high transition. (You will have to see the video for that one – its crazy)
Lee Boyle – Ate the biggest breakfast I’ve ever seen on day two. Spent ages on one trick in Newcastle, when he finally pulled it nobody got it on film!
Ian Schwartz – Fakie lines from London to Glasgow and even worked on his backflips. Another rider with a unique look at street riding.
All the Padded Cell brands – check them at www.thepaddedcell.co.uk
Gav at Mode, Danny, Grant and the Crew from BSD that joined us, Lydia and her parents, Owen Clegg and anyone I missed I’m sorry.
Check out the video late 2006!
The Padded Cell Tea