Richard Perry (most people know me as Perry) I’m 28 years young and I live in a sleepy old village called West Buckland in Somerset.
I would say I’ve been riding BMX for 16 years now.
I don’t like to limit myself to one discipline, like to challenge myself and ride everything. In saying that though, I mostly ride park because we don’t have a trails scene or any vert ramps near to me.
BMX is a community, we share the same passion. It’s so easy to make friends and it’s also an individual sport where you can see riders personalities show in their styles and choice of tricks.
These days I ride mostly with Sam Burditt, he’s got a really technical style unlike mine, he’s one to watch! All the local riders down Hamilton park kill it, always a good session when we’re out in force.
I wouldn’t say I’ve got a favourite trick(s) but I am spinning the bars a lot and taking the hands off.
I hate circus tricks, a backflip might impress your mum but there’s a whole list of tricks you’ve missed to land your backflip fly out 😂
Outside of BMX I get up to all sorts of mischief, hate being still.
A quick list of thank you’s:
My gf Jay and my parents for being great, all the old locals for letting me feed off of their styles, Sam Kirk at Amped Cycleworks for always dialling in my bike, SWBMX crew and lastly but certainly not least Blank for providing me with the parts I can trust.