Vision Nine asked myself and Four One Four Skateparks to arrange and organise the BMX contest in Newquay UK for the boardmasters surf festival. We have been going down to Cornwall for over 12 years now working in this event. We invite all the pro riders and run the contest and judging. We also hold an under 15s contest for local talented riders to ride.
This was the third stop of the World Series for the FISE UCI world tour. It was the third year in Edmonton also. I was there to head judge all BMX competitions from junior, amateur,professional male and female.
I was asked by Vision Nine to arrange the BMX Contest at NASS for 2018. This took around 4 months of planning. We worked on inviting riders from amateur and professional in all disciplines, dirt, street, park and vert. I organised all the judges and contest format. We had amazing weather for the weekend so all completions and the timetable ran smoothly.
Just one week after Innsbruck we held the same type of event but in Les Gets France. The weather held out and we managed to complete all the events!
Crankworx is a multi national world tour for all types of Mountain Bike Competition. For this event in Innsbruck they had Downhill, Cross country, Whip off, Pump track and lots of other side events for children as well. I was there to be part of the judging crew for Slopestyle and Dual Speed and Style.
This was my second time in Osijek, Croatia for the Pannonian Challenge on the river Drava. They have run this contest for 19 years now featuring skateboarding, in-line skating and BMX freestyle. We judged an amateur event with around 40 riders coming from all across Eastern Europe and then a pro contest live on the internet. Even the Croatian president came to watch the event
FISE Montpelier France is the biggest and busiest event on my calendar every year. With around 130 riders in male pro park for BMX and over 30 pro female all part of the UCI World Cup event. Along with this is a local Montpelier metropole event, junior and amateur with over 200 riders in total. I was head judging all these events along with the Mini Spine contest held under lights in front of a great crowd. The finals got rained out Saturday night and Sunday so we took the semi final and qualifying results.
This was my 4th year in the beautiful city of Thun Switzerland. This is a slopestyle mountain bike contest with a twist. The flying metal crew always put a theme on the event and this year was futuristic. They even got us judging in some futuristic space suits to join in with the crew. The contest is held inside an ice hockey stadium and is always packed so it makes for a great atmosphere
For the first time FISE and the UCI took the BMX World Cup to Hiroshima Japan. I was head judging all aspects of the BMX Park contest. There were around 30 juniors, 60 amateurs and 80 in professional. Both men and women were competing and with the course being slightly different to the typical BMX Freestyle park course it made for an exciting contest.
This was one of the very first extreme sports events to happen in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. The crowd were amazing and so welcoming of us and it made the event very successful. I was head judging the BMX Park event with 12 invited riders and we also had 15 local riders from all across Saudi Arabia come and ride and enter there first ever contest.