Sunday 29 April 2012

Jamie Squibb Returns To Action At Big Air Jam 2012

The quiet one of the group until he gets a few beers inside of him! Squibby has been at the forefront of the British freestyle scene for some time now and undoubtedly has the best training facility in the UK. Based down in Devon Jamie turned lumberjack for the day and attacked his parent’s 10 acre wood and made the coolest trails with loads of jumps and rhythm sections. He also has his own foam pit which is home to all types of wildlife but this doesn’t stop him and Kris Brock busting out their tricks to always bring you something new to the shows. Jamie’s signature trick is his awesome whip which really has to be seen to be believed.Jamie Squibb made  the annual trip out to Torrevieja in the south of Spain to ride FMX with friend and fellow team mate Andre Villa at the end of last year.Things didn't quite go to plan, watch the edit and find out what went down.

Chris Birch Signs Up For Big Air Jam 2012

Chris Birch was only 7 when he first threw a leg over a motorcycle. His passion for 2 wheels did not start there though; he had always been keen on riding bikes, from the day his stabilisers were removed to his first BMX and the thrill of jumping off a ramp made of a plank of wood and a few bricks.
How this all started...At the age of 12 Chris' parents took him to a local motocross (MX) track near to Newmarket, Suffolk. Here he experienced his first ever taste of motocross and was immediately hooked.
A few months later Chris got his first motocross bike; all be it a 1973 Bultaco 250cc but a bike's a bike. Chris honed his riding skills on local farmers’ fields and then progressed to the local MX tracks.

For his 13th birthday Chris got what he had been dreaming of - a more up to date MX bike, a Suzuki RM125. By riding motocross almost every weekend he quickly improved. Chris did race but nowhere near as often as he wanted to because of the financial cost involved. His parents could not afford to support him as much as they would have liked to.
Chris did a morning paper round to earn money to put towards the running of his bike and as soon as he was able to he started working the weekends at his local MX track as a marshal. This allowed him to practice free of charge once a week after school and for one hour after opening hours at the track on the weekends.

In 1999 Andy Godbold visited the track looking for riders to join his Lings Honda motocross display team. Although Chris was still only 15 at the time he went along for a trial. He stood out from the rest by a mile. He was the youngest and showed a lot of skill by successfully completing a 45ft ramp to dirt jump, which he was later told a lot of the older and experienced riders refused to try. Andy saw Chris’ potential and offered him the opportunity to join and train with his team. Two months later Chris was away at the weekends performing in Royal and County Shows up and down the country.

As the years past Chris was shining in the team and, as interest in Freestyle Motocross (FMX) started to grow in Europe, the ramps got bigger, the jumps got longer and the tricks even more spectacular.
In 2002 Chris competed in Airwars 2 in Sheffield, the second ever FMX contest in the UK. He finished in 2nd place in the British championship and 7th overall in the International.

In 2003, and only 19 years old, Chris started to travel to Europe to take part in the IFMXF (International Freestyle MotoX Federation) competitions. Although never achieving the top few places Chris became known throughout Europe as a very respected.

In 2005 Chris signed for Jimmy Verburgh's Belgium team FMX4Ever. He has travelled all over the world competing in some of the biggest FMX events and taking FMX to countries where it has never been seen before! Chris moved to Belgium to focus on his sport and spends the winter months in the south of Spain so that he can continue his training all year round.

Since 2007 Chris has been a main rider in the Red Bull X-Fighters Exhibition tours. In 2009 he was one of the four riders who gave a FMX demonstration in front of one of the seven wonders of the world the pyramids in Giza. He also competed in the Red Bull X-Fighters World tour at Battersea Power station in 2009 and 2010.
Chris has been considered for years to be Britain's number one freestyle motocross rider. He has a great reputation in the business and in June 2011 confirmed that status as British number one by winning the Bolddog FMX British Championship!

Thursday 26 April 2012

Flipping Mad John Pearson

Mr John Pearson , first man in the UK to throw down a back flip on a motocross bike,from up north, confirmed for this years Big Air Jam June 6th at Parc Y Scarlets. John is quite simply a legend among the freestyle community for being the first ever British rider ever to sucessfully land the "Holy Grail" of freestyle tricks, the 360 backflip.

Despite ‘Big’ John’s ample frame (6’4” tall, 5’2” wide) he is remarkably rapid in a Go Kart. Having seen John’s driving style this is probably down to pure aggression, highlighted no better than via his very-own Go Karting motto, “If you’ve not hit the tyres, you’re not going fast enough”.

John recently featured in the recent “Ben 10: Ultimate Alien” show at the packed out 02 Arena in London, in which he performed an array of crazy, yet somewhat pointless, stunts in front of screaming 8 year-olds. If you are not familiar with ‘Ben 10’ then ask your children and let us know, as we don’t know what it is either.

Daniel Veale Looking For Gold At This Years Big Air Jam

Daniel Veale, one of the OG of freestyle MX here in the UK. Confirmed for Big Air Jam June 6th at Parc Y Scarlets. Daniel who has had a very successful career in schoolboy motocross taking home the gold in British schoolboy motcross many times ,now recognised as one of the old guys in Freestyle motocross here in the UK. Dannys career started off in the very early days taking part in some would call the very first FMX event here in the UK at Nantmawr quarry back in 2001. Danny them moved on to cut his teeth in Fmx as one of the founder members of the Red Bull Freestyle Tour and part of the team that put on FMX demos at the British supercross series, and now is a force to be recognised for top honers at this years Big Air Jam.

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Jon Ritchie Aims His Sights On Big Air Jam 2012

Jon Ritchie confirmed for Big Air Jam 2012 . Jon really loves to throw out some big bar tricks. Check out his Dead Body and Bar Hops.Jon from Maidstone in Kent has been on the FMX cuircuit here in the UK since 2008 . This winter Jon has spent a few good months in sunny Spain putting in some quality riding time and getting his skills ready for the 2012 FMX season.

Stuart Macey Confirmed For Big Air Jam 2012

Stuart Macey up and coming talent in the world of FMX confirmed for Big Air Jam 2012. 26yrs old,been riding FMX for  4yrs, rides a CRF450. To date finished  2nd in Bolddog fmx amateur comp, 1st in Air Devils amateur comp.Freestylextreme Pirelli DC Shoes

                                                  Stuart rocking out a Rock Solid
                                    Stuart with a One Handed Indy Seat Grab

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Monday 16 April 2012

Big Air Jam Wednesday June 6th 2012 Parc Y Scarlets

This summer Parc y Scarlets will stage MT3's Big Air Jam Freestyle Motor-X Championship.
Big Air Jam is a radical competition where you will be thrilled within an inch of your life. The combined experience of sight, sound and smells in a confined space makes for a truly multi-dimensional spectacle.
The Big Air Jam riders, or "Gladiators of the Ring", will perform breathtaking stunts enough to mesmerise even the biggest adrenaline junkie!
On Wednesday 6th June the Big Air Jam will roll into Parc y Scarlets!
Parc y Scarlets will present the UK's hottest FMX athletes in an action packed airborne battle to decide who can pull the best trick, the biggest air, the sickest whip or even the nastiest crash! Some of the finest freestyle motocross riders in Europe will be showing off their gravity defying skills featuring the UK's best freestyle riders including Chris Birch - X-fighters pilot and current British Champion; Jamie Squibb - former Big Air Jam Champion; John Pearson - first rider in the UK to pull the back flip on a motocross bike; Danny Veale, Stuart Macey, Ben Robinson and Jon Ritchie.

Not content with offering you the very best of freestyle action we'll also see the retun of the Big Stunt Wars competition at half time featuring some of the best stunt action to be had on mini bikes, trails bikes, and super bikes. Participating in the Stunt Wars will be Kye Forte - former BMX World Champion, Gary Jenkins - Welsh Trials Champion and Mark Thomas - mini-bike stunt rider, all of which will be hoping to set / break World Records on the evening.

The event, previously held at Margam Park and Silverstone, will make its debut at Parc y Scarlets this June and will see the top riders go head-to-head as we search for the best freestyle rider in the UK.

Tickets for the Big Air Jam go on sale this Saturday, 14th April, from Parc y Scarlets ticket office 0871 871 8088 .
Advance ticket price: £10 adults, £5 children, U5s go free
Event day ticket price: £12 adults, £7 children, U5s go free

We also have a fantastic value for money hospitality package available at £36 per person, £12 per child and U5s free. Your package will include:
Complimentary use of the fairground rides pre hospitality doors open
Private entry for hospitality guests to the pit party to meet the riders and bikes
Exclusive goodie bag per person
2 course hot fork buffet served before the show begins
Premium ticket to view the show located in the South Stand
Pay bar facility within the lounge
Onsite parking per booking

If you'd like to get closer to the action make sure you're at the Pit Party in the Big Air Jam Village (within Parc y Scarlets' West Stand) where you can get live and breathe the sights, smells and adrenaline aswell as having special backstage access to meet some of the riders! Pit Party wristbands priced at £1 per person. Event Sponsored by Freestylextreme DC Shoes Pirelli