RideUK BMX Mag issue No.139 – May 2010
|issue 139 – may 2010
Mark Webb on the cover.
rideukbmx.com, april 2010: This month’s front cover is with VANS/Total BMX/Relentless rider, Mark Webb. It has been 48 issues since we ran a cover of Mark Webb, and even then he was hitting random objects and transitions (that cover on issue 91, captured him flaring a small, damp grass bank). Since then he’s probably done more flairs than you’ve had hot dinners (unless your names Daniel Dhers of course!). Not really sure how many have been done in the old section of Southsea Skatepark, but this one, shot by Nathan Beddows, was probably one of the first.
rideukbmx.com, april 2010: Issue 139 is headed up by the ever-controversial Mark Webb wafting a huge flair in some previously unflaired territory. Along with Romford Skatepark, meanwhile 2 and Lloyds Blocks, the snake run at Southsea Skatepark is an official UK BMX National Treasure and whilst usually, you’ll only see coverage of Mark upside-down or spinning like a top over the newer ramps in the park, that doesn’t mean for a second that he can’t handle the cold harsh concrete. With their irregular curves, gnarly steep transitions and cheese-grater-like surface, most riders tip-toe around the 35 year old snakerun with a careful caution, but not Mark Webb, he uses a combination of local knowledge and superhuman bike control to shred the place like no other. A casual flair high above some deadly serious concrete. Whilst we were there, as well as shooting the cover photo, we filmed a bunch of stuff with Mark and new Southsea resident Alex Coleborn, so check back soon for video of this savage flair as well as the rather unfortunate coming together of Alex Colborn’s face and a cafe roof.
Inside The Outback: On the other side of the world to the iconic curves of Southsea’s snake run, Walter Pieringer and a small crew get all Bear Grylls as they tackle the hosstyle conditions of Australia’s outback during their epic trans continental drive in a 4X4.
Putting Your Back Into It: Ryan Air’s best customer, Dan Benson travelled to Bilbao with the Proper team on a quest for some untouched Spanish treats. A pre-trip search on Google maps revealed some tasty rewards but Mike Miller, Gav Shortall and Co. had to put in some serious work to get their just deserts.
LS6: Rise of the Fallen. Once considered a hub of bike riding creativity and the DIY BMX capital of the UK, over the last decade the city of Leeds had kind of fallen from grace. But the tides have turned and with some fresh faces and a renewed bout of enthusiasm the scene has been rejuvenated and once more thrives with talent whilst keeping the ragged edges which make it so unique.
Ben Green vs Boiski. After hitting the streets of Madrid, Cologne and their hometown of London, we sat down with 2-man-mobile-media-company, Ben Green and Dan Boiski to talk sponsorship issues, filming techniques and Dan Mcgeary.
Notion Youth Squad. In our present era of big money TV contests and Olympic medals, we take a look behind the scenes of an exciting BMX training program that is confident on churning out a new breed of ultra-efficent gold medalists from West Yorkshire.
Hoss-Style. “The couch in the back is from some dirty BMX house, so it’s definitely got its fair share of jellyfish” He might own the rattiest van in all of Arizona but this future teacher and sharer of spots has things figured out pretty damn good in our books.