I’m just wondering, what is the UK scene like these days? If any of you are UK riders doing trials, street, flat, or regularly go on those types of rides, post up! I’m curious to know how many people there are and in what locations. For the longest time it seemed the whole scene quietened down and a bunch of unfamiliar talented younger faces started popping up here and there.
If you want, you could put it in this format:
-How long you’ve ridden
If I do actually get around to rebuilding my uni, I’d like to get to know the new faces of the UK scene.
Hey sponge! i used to live near you, in Banstead
I’m in newcastle now though!
-Name Alister (Ali) Burt
-Discipline(s) I cant do anything except trials, even then im not at all good.
-How long you’ve ridden: coming up to 18 months, more than half of which has been spent with injuries and recovery and stuff
-Name: Rich Grundy
-Location: Sherborne, Dorset (Home) or Loughborough Uni
-How long you’ve ridden: Learnt to ride when I was about 13 and then stopped, started properly about 10 months ago
cheers simon, um i just try to spend more time riding then on the internet, but if that was the case iwoudent even have time to right this message lol. Making a new film though so got some motivation infact i actually lovin ridin since like yesterday.
My predictions were correct afterall. I do hope the new young’uns on the UK scene stick to the sport in a few years time. The curse of unicyling seems to be the brightest flames burn out twice as fast.
Anyone nearer 18/19/20 range? I miss the old unicyling days with Joe Hodges, Edd Hawkes, Mike Swarbrick.
Perhaps I’ll organise another big London ride some day.
One of the many reasons why I enjoy Flatland BMX and Trials more than unicycling is because riders and the people you meet are comparatively more mature and less early teens. Unicycling was much easier to move on from than other sports too.
Sweet to hear the old folks are still riding. I know Joe still does, we just go riding in town even though I don’t use a uni anymore.
I want to get back into it again since I recall just how much fun I had a few years back.