BMX Fans Reunite for Annual Social Ride

Article: Jonathan White
Photographs: Supplied Crewe and Cheshire old school BMX club.

Old school BMX bike fans from around the United Kingdom converged on Crewe on Saturday 17th September 2022 for a social ride in and around the town.

BMX bikes

BMXers gathered in the morning for breakfast at Crewe Truck Stop, off Weston Road near Crewe railway station, for the annual ‘Crewe and Cheshire old school ride out’ event, organised by the ‘Crewe and Cheshire old school BMX club’.

They rode along roads and woodland paths to stop for liquid refreshment at The Raven (Brookhouse Drive), The Woodside (Valley Road, Wistaston) and The Rising Sun Inn (Middlewich Road, Wistaston). 

Participants then followed the Crewe-Nantwich Greenway cycleway to the Shanaze Reade BMX track on Victoria Avenue for a best BMX bike competition and children’s BMX race. 

BMXers

The ride finished in the evening with a return to The Raven.

They rode racing and freestyle vintage BMX bikes from the 1980s as well as modern BMX bikes. BMX brands represented included Diamond Back, Dyno, GT, Haro, Hutch, Mongoose, Raleigh, RebelBmx, Redline, Robinson, Schwinn, Skyway, and Specialized. Size of bikes ranged from a child’s 12-inch wheeler to a 29-inch wheel cruiser. 

Star bicycle was an immaculate Lowrider Chopper Bike, featuring all-chrome steel frame, chrome forks with cantilever suspension, and 20″ chrome wheels with 144 Spokes.

Lowrider Chopper Bike

The event was open to all, and bikers ranged in age from children to adults. There were participants from Crewe along with visitors from further afield.

Event organiser John Collins

‘Crewe and Cheshire old school ride out’ was once again expertly organised by John Collins from Crewe. 

John Collins said, “I hope everyone enjoyed the ride and chat. It was great to see such a wide range of BMX bikes. We are always looking for new members, so please get in touch and join us at our next event.”

For further information relating to the ‘Crewe and Cheshire old school BMX club’ please search Crewe and Cheshire old school BMX club on Facebook, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1145537948806438 .