So since the news leaked out last week, I thought that I would let everyone know what's up. Beloe Footwear is finished. It was really sudden, and literally came out of nowhere. I don't really know how to explain it without getting into a gray legal area, so I won't. Bottom line, it's gone. It won't be back. I don't know what I'm going to do, but will keep everyone posted. Thanks for all the support that you have given over the last year and a half. For the most part,
4Down, the Hastings BMX distribution company, has won £2500 worth of Google adwords in the 2008 HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards. 4Down Distribution, founded in 2006, won the Google adwords campaign as one of the runners' up in the main 'start-up' category. The overall winner, winning £50,000 in cash, was Bulldog Natural Grooming. The awards presentation took place late last week at a black-tie ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Vans is proud to announce the appointment of Andy Zeiss as the Vans EMEA BMX Team Manager. Vans:”It’s great to have Andy in the Vans family now and we are convinced that with his help, experience and knowledge the team will reach a next level of bmx riding.”
Andy is 35 years old and lives in Germany. BMX has been a part of his life for a long time. He says on his new position: “I’m super stoked on the new job and I’m looking forward to working with the whole team. Together we want to develop new ideas and ways to celebrate BMX in Europe.”
The dream to open up a store in Wuppertal, Germany had been playing in their heads for a long time. On 15 November the dream is coming true. The Local Face will opened on this day and the shop can be best described as: By Riders, For Riders. With an ever growing scene in Wuppertal with dirtspots, good street riding and the Wicked Woods indoor park, it was just a matter of time to provide the riders what they needed. BMX parts will come from: Colony, Verde, DK, We the People, Hoffman, Eastern, Subrosa, Mankind, Simple, snafu,Felt,Flybikes, Odyssey, S&M, and Proper. The clothing line
Adrenaline Alley is the UK’s largest indoor skate park and urban sport venue. With a growing National and International reputation, Adrenaline Alley has exciting plans for substantial growth and investment in new facilities.
In preparation for this we are reorganising our operations structure and intend to fill vacancies for two Team Managers and one Park Supervisor over the coming months.
The Hayes Bicycle Group has appointed Jon Wells to the position of SUNringlé BMX Account Manager. Wells most recently worked for HBG as a Dealer Sales Representative. He brings eight years of competitive BMX racing experience in addition to six years on the freestyle side of the sport. Wells’ key responsibilities will be to
Westfield is Vans’ first mall based store in Europe, set to open on the 30th October 2008. The store design incorporates Vans’ DNA in a functional and original way, features include;
· The footwear wall: inspired by the waffle sole utilised on Vans shoes since 1966. The waffle sole has been adopted by the pioneers of skateboarding because of its amazing board feeling and has become one of the strongest Vans symbols throughout the years.
Koxx and Resurrection BMX now has a UK importer and website where you can browse the products. K-124 UK are currently getting a dealer network together and should have the products in store for the Christmas season. Resurrection UK will be sponsoring a young local park rider called Conan Burkeand a dirt rider from the South East called Martyn 'Digger' Wetherelt for the 09 season.
I went up to Earls Court in London today for the London Cycle Show. I've never been before & I think I knew before I even left my house it was going to be arse but hey, its a day out eh? I took young Jack Watts with me so he could meet a few people. This was not the type of event I was used too at all. Lots of road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids etc & only a few BMX booths, Mirraco, WeThePeople & Split Second Imports (Eastern, Stolen, Ruption, Blank). Haro sponsored the "street" course, via the UK distributor but sadly didn't have a booth at the show. The course wasn't up to BMX event standards but
Vegas is all about gambling but I'm not into it very much. I don't know how to play poker and don't have any interest in learning it. I have played poker on those slot machines so the card version can't be too far off. This year I inserted a total of two dollars in a slot machine. After losing the first dollar in 35 seconds I wanted to make my money back. Two days later I did. The lucky dollar gave me a score of $ 10.00 so I walked out of Vegas with a profit of $ 8,= USD. I wonder which of the following parts I could buy with that.