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Friday 17 June 2016

Old school BMX

Reporter Jonathan White, Crewe

Old school BMX bike fans converged on Crewe on Saturday 11th June 2016 for a social ride through the town.

Around twenty people gathered at Crewe railway station in the morning for the 'Chesh-Air' event organised by the Crewe-based 'Air Series of Old school BMX Rides' group. They rode to a handful of pubs in the town for light refreshments and lunch and their ride finished at The Shanaze Reade BMX track at Tipkinder Park in Crewe.

The event was open to all and bikers ranged in age from children to adults. There were local participants along with visitors from further afield including Halifax, Peterborough, Telford and Wrexham.

They rode racing and freestyle vintage BMX bikes from the 1980s as well as modern BMX bikes. BMX brands represented included Raleigh, GT, Mongoose, Puch, Haro, Huffy and Hutch. Many of the bikes had been lovingly restored and rebuilt by their owners.

The event was organised by John Collins and Gary McBride, who are both from Crewe.

Co-organiser Gary McBride said, “It was nice to see some fantastic bikes and new faces on the first Chesh-Air ride. I hope we can make this an even bigger success next year.”

For further information relating to the 'Air Series of Old school BMX Rides' group please visit:

Old school BMX rides take place throughout the United Kingdom and around the world. For further information relating to the UK old school BMX scene please visit:

Air Series of Old school BMX Rides gathered at Crewe  railway station

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