Dom Phipps has finished the 2nd edition of The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement book and sent over a bunch of information on the launch party, how to order the book and what is included in the latest version. A must have for the Oldskool BMX fans we'd say.
The US Book launch for the 2nd Edition of The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement is held in San Diego at the 10 Barrel Brewing pub location in east village on May 25th. This 350-page oral history book, with 109 contributors, and hundreds of previously unseen images, tracks the metoeric rise of BMX Freestyle in the late '70s and through the 1980s. Come and join us at our event sponsors and host - 10 Barrel Brewing - to celebrate the launch of this great record of freestyle history.
Tim march on John Cravens News Round 1984. Originally known as John Craven's Newsround, it was mostly presented by John Craven between 4 April 1972 and 22 June 1989. Originally, stand-in presenters, such as Richard Whitmore, came from the main BBC News bulletins and Huw Edwards presented in 2005.
The Tizer World Freestyle Championships was a four-part BMX Beat TV special hosted by Andy Ruffell with Ron Stebbene. The series featured some of the best BMX freestyle riders in the world at that time including the amazing Matt Hoffman and UK riders Craig Campbell, Dave Young, and Jason Hassell. The shows were the highest rated of all the BMX Beat shows and were broadcast on The UK's ITV national network.
BMX On TV | Earls Court Race | Sue Jarvis 1983. In the 1980's BMX was growing fast and UK TV shows were featuring BMX riders left and right. So much different than today but these TV shows were important to the growth of BMX in the UK and from 1980 to 1985 BMX ruled in the UK!
BMX Beat was a popular BMX Freestyle TV show broadcast on the UK's main commercial channel, ITV between 1984 - 1987 on Saturday mornings. Hosted by Andy Ruffell and various co-hosts including Gaz Top (Gareth Jones), Alistair Pirrie and Ron Stebbene.