Maybe BMX riders are always kids

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - One of the first British BMX riders

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – BMX is still seeings its first generation ride their events.

“I am a semi-pro rider but a professional track builder. I rebuild and service tracks all around the UK. I was servicing a track yesterday. In this country, the people my age, we are still the ones who were doing it when we were kids. You get a lot of racers who are in their 50s. There is one guy in England who is 70 and he went out to America to race over the winter. I think he went out in the semi-finals, at the age of 70. He would have been in the over 50s class” Continue reading

The lonely roads in distance cycling

©Barry Sandland/TIMB Man w his bike in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB

“In 1965, my brother went to Paris on his Dutch bike and people stopped to watch him. To watch the spectacle. I did long rides three times to the north of Holland for business reasons, but I will never forget. A very good experience and you see how lonely the country is on the small roads. I did that about seven years ago. My daily limit is about 120 miles, 180 kilometres. If you cycle every day, you can do that.” Continue reading