In the 1980's BMX was growing fast and UK TV shows were featuring BMX riders left and right. So much different than today but TV shows like Blue Peter, Going Live, Runaround, BBC News, ITN News and TVAM, were important to the growth of BMX in the UK and from 1980 to 1985 BMX ruled in the UK!
The HoleShot Event was created by Andy Ruffell and took place in London from 1984 to 1987. It was the first time US legends like Matt Hoffman, Christian Hosoi, Denis McCoy, Ron Wilkerson, Brian Blyther, Woody Itson and Gator Rogowski went up against the UK's best. The event was a forerunner to the modern X Games. BMXers and Skaters from the UK and USA took part in a wild competition on Ramps and Flatland with the judges using the crowd noise as part of the judging process. It was mayhem most of the time with the crowd invading the arena to congratulate the best riders and Skaters riding the walls! Other stars in attendance included: Dino deluca, Jeff Grosso, Jason Jesse, Mark Gonzales, Steve Alba, Martin Aperijo, Josh White, Jason Ellis, Rich Sigur, Dizz Hicks, Ceppie Maes and UK Stars, Neil Ruffell RIP Craig Campbell, Carlo Griggs, Lee Reynolds and many more..
Classic BMX Racing from The Kellogg's Championships in the UK 1984. Broadcast on Channel 4 and hosted by Andy Ruffell & Mick Brown it featured the best old school BMX riders from the UK and the USA. Tim March, Geth Shooter, Craig Schofield, Stu Thomsen, Eric Rupe, Harry Leary, Gary Ellis, Mike Miranda, Andy Patterson, Eddy King, Tommy Brackens and many more.
Classic BMX Racing from The Kellogg's TV Championships in 1985. Hosted by Andy Ruffell & Mick Brown it featured the best old school BMX riders from the UK and the USA. Stu Thomsen, Eric Rupe, Harry Leary, Gary Ellis, Mike Miranda, Andy Patterson, Eddy King, Tommy Brackens and many more.
The Screen Sport Professional BMX Championship took place in 1985 and featured the UK's top pro riders like Andy Ruffell, Tim March, Geth Shooter, Tony Slater, Jamie Vince, Mark 'Sid' Salsbury, Mark White and Alan Woods. Two USA riders also joined the series World Champion Anthony Sewell RIP and Nelson Chanady NBA Champ. It was broadcast all over Europe and took UK racing to a new level.
http://stuntabiker.com. BMX The Video was released by Thorn EMI in 1983 and starred Andy Ruffell. The video sold over 1m copies around the world and was filmed in Johannesburg South Africa. The video was shot on 35mm and features some great old school racing and freestyle footage and some great music.