RideUK BMX Mag issue No.119 – September 2008
|issue 119 – september 2008 (1)
Ride to glory on the cover. Photos Robin Fenlon.
UK and US News.
Industry: Ralph Maier and Klaus Dyba about We The People.
Firing blanks: Matt Priest.
Top fives: James Cox.
Small talk: Alex Platt.
Video player: Save the woods, End search.
Circle one: Fit UKs photographer Daniel Benson.New stuff.
Framework: Fit Aitkin S3.5 Mike Aitken Signature, Sunday second wave and Subrosa Armada Eli Platt signature.
Bikereview: 2009 WTP Recon.
Ride to Glory: Volume (1st), Fit UK (2nd), We The People (3rd), Proper (4th), Federal (5th).
Pro bike: Dakota Roche’s Fit and Dave Sowerby’s Proper Proclaimer.
Reasons not to ride.
Informer: Gavin Shorthall.
20 questions: Will Jackson.
Icon: the humble Ford Transit.
Park Warden: Unit23.
How to shut down a rail with Farren Downs.
Ads: Odyssey Twombolt, WTP 09 complete bikes, KHE Astern, …Bart de Jong, www.fatbmx.com, august 2008: RIDE UK have been around for a long time. Their staff might have changed up a bit lately but they’re still cranking out a 180 page BMX magazine on a regular basis. Respect to that. Issue 119 is a special one as it is based around a road trip that RIDE put a lot of time and effort into. The Ride To Glory trip had 5 teams on the road who all had to come back with quality footy, prove of scored points and stories to tell. The DVD that was supposed to come with the mag just missed the deadline but was sent afterwards to all who had a subscription. A magazine with a free DVD is what bike shops can still sell. Next to the road trip there are some articles that are worth reading:
-wethepeople’s Harry Schmidt explains their business
-Firing Blanks with Matt Priest
-Top Fives with James Cox
-Small Talk with Alex Platt
-A product page
-Bike Test (2009 wethepeople Recon)
-Dakota Roach and Dave Sowerby Bike Checks
-Gavin Shortall interview
-20 questions with Will Jackson
-Ford Transit story by John Dye
-Unit 23 scene report
-Rail how-to with Farren Downs.