Clearly Jersey takes his day job pretty seriously. Birds nest on swede by unknown artist.
Mike ‘Jersey’ Taylor has been a PRO BMXer for years. He’s one of the best known UK riders, has signature products coming out of his ears with BSD and G-Sport, probably earns a living through riding, but chooses to hold down a day job too. We wanted to know all about it, so we hit him up for a ‘Don’t Quit Your Day Job’.
Ledge ride in Moscow. Photo by Nathan Beddows
Jersey, since you were a teenager I’d consider you a PRO BMXer. There’s nothing much you haven’t done in the last 12 years or more. But you’ve always held down a job outside of BMX, what do you do?
I’m a maintenance man so I will fit locks, windows, build fences, weld broken railings, lay artificial grass and pretty much do what needs doing. Jack of all trades master of none so to say..
Jersey has always had a good whop, here’s a 180 bars to cab in variety. Photo by Vince Perraud
What do your work mates think about your BMX stuff? I mean, you’re in the mags every issue, have signature products out and a quick google search brings up tons of content about you?
Bmx guy is what one guy calls me at work. I guess because Dave Sowerby films and edits my riding I have something that looks good to show my workmates instead of a badly filmed iPhone clip, so I guess they think what I do is rad.