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Dylan Lewis’ English Vacation

Ride UK coming through with some fresh Dylan Lewis footage for your Friday! After the Malaga Vans BMX Pro Cup Dylan headed off to England on a quest to get as high as humanly possible on every lip and transition put in front of him. The Sheet Trails provided the lips and you’ll find him blasting off of them at the beginning of this and at 01:25, but you’d be a fool to skip through him going into orbit over England’s bowls. Make sure you check out some words and stills from his trip HERE after you get done watching!

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Stephen Murray – Staying Strong Autobiography Week 3

For week three of Ride UK’s “10 Weeks of Murray”, Stephen talks about the trick that both made and broke his riding career, the double backflip.

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Stephen Murray – Staying Strong Autobiography Week 2

Ride UK’s “10 Weeks of Murray” continues with this video where Stephen recalls his childhood racing, his transition to dirt jumping and then how Stay Strong came to be.

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Staying Strong: The Stephen Murray Autobiography

It’s been nearly a decade since Stephen Murray’s crash at the Baltimore Dew Tour stop, a moment that will forever be burned into my memory. Actually typing this and thinking back on seeing the crash just gave me chills. Stephen has had an unimaginable number of ups and downs over ten years since that night, and he’s decided now to share them with the world via an autobiography titled “Staying Strong.” The book will be released on June 22nd, the anniversary of his crash. To coincide with the book Ride UK is doing “10 Weeks of Murray” which will include interviews, features, prize giveaways and more. First up is this video with Stephen where he talks through some of his contest highlights leading up to the crash.

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UK BMX Dirt Series

Here’s some interesting news that Ride UK announced yesterday. There’s going to be a four stop dirt series taking place in the UK this summer. The first three stops will be held at existing trails, and the last and final round will be held at Lakefe5t. Being from the US, I’m not familiar with just what Lakefe5t is, but I’m pretty sure I know where they got the idea to replace the “s” with a “5” in the name. Anyway, check out the official announcement below and then hit up the WEBSITE they have set up for all the info and registration details.

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Paying My Respects To Chertsey

Last night I started seeing rumors floating around social media that the legendary trails that are Chertsey were no more. There seemed to be some disagreement as to whether they were already gone or not so I wanted to hold off on posting anything until I actually saw something about it from a local. That came today, and the word is that the trails are indeed going to be plowed by the land owner due to insurance reasons. Having never actually been to Chertsey I can only speak about the place as an outside observer. It was definitely a spot that was always on my bucket list to visit, and a place that I firmly believe earned the right to be called legendary. I remember seeing videos from there during the mid to late 2000s and being absolutely blown away by the place. They were big, they were fast, and the locals rode them in a way that reminded you of why you got into riding trails in the first place. There were plenty of edits that came out from Chertsey over the years, but for me the one above is what always comes to mind whenever I hear the name. Ride UK put together a proper tribute to Chertsey with loads of pics and videos that you can check out HERE. I definitely suggest that you do yourself a favor and take a look. I’m absolutely gutted to see yet another spot of that stature go.

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Mark Taylor Bike Check

Ride UK just posted up a gallery that gives you a closer look at Mark Taylor’s sweet new Ted James built ride. You may remember it from such behind the scenes videos as “You Dream It, Ted Builds It” and “Ted James: I’m bringing British Back.” Seriously though, Mark’s bike is rad and you can check out the specs and some close up photos of it over on the Ride UK site.

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Producing United’s Indirect Tyre

Ride UK caught up with Dean Hearne for an interesting look at how United’s trails inspired Indirect tire (oops I mean tyre) came to be. At least it was interesting to me since I’m kind of a product nerd. Seriously though, you have to give them some respect for developing a trails tire in this day and age of most riders wanting tires that are smoother than Angel Long’s clam. Click HERE to give it a read!

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Ride UK Issue 179 Cover

I’m stoked whenever there are trails on the cover of a magazine these days! This shot of Matt Roe that graces the cover of the latest issue of Ride UK is particularly rad. These words by the dude who shot it aren’t bad either.

It’s finally time for this. I mean it’s time for long summer days on our bikes, it’s time to fly through the woods on a warm evening with friends and it’s time to do big old kickouts over enormous hip lines. Consequently, it’s time for me to climb a tree and it’s time for Matt Roe to be on the front cover again. Simple. Here’s Roey getting nicely out of shape high above a massive hip at Villij. – Robin Pearson

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30 Seconds: Alex Boyd

Vinewood is indeed running, and Boyd was able put down his scooter long enough to film this “30 Seconds” for Ride UK. Could he be giving up on scootering already and possibly planning a full time return to BMX? Only time will tell!