Well the cat is finally out of the bag… The rider on the cover of the 156th issue of Ride UK is none other than Chase Hawk.
The cover photo was taken at the final stop of the Cult Federal Tour in the back garden of The Source BMX shop. The Source fully hooked the day up with an awesome BBQ, beers, the infamous indoor bowl and obviously the new outdoor rhythm set-up. What a perfect end to an amazing trip! Chase had been shredding the whole trip but the final day was all his own as he tore the back-garden rhythm section to pieces, roasting these massive 3 tables at never-seen-before heights (in only the way that Chase can do ’em!). Tune all that to the backdrop of blue skies on one of the nicest days in the whole of August and it was a done deal.
We do normally try to keep the cover slot reserved strictly for UK riders only, but with such an amazing set-up and obviously the epic-ness of the Cult Federal trip itself, it would have been rude not to. The fact that it was also located in Hastings, the epicentre of UK BMX, at one of the UK’s finest rider-owned shops only added to the argument to run with Chase on the cover. Basically, all the right ingredients were in the mix for this one, and we think you’ll agree too…
The day started at the Hastings concrete park but soon moved over to The Source once the barbie was lit…
The Source went all out with a full on Cardboard Pirate Ship!
Mad Jon makes a dash for seconds!
Filmer, Charlie Jobling, sets sail.
AK giving out freebies.
DeHart hooking it up!
The Source back-garden wooden rhythm sections. Chase getting acquainted with the second set…
Chase up in the trees over the first set.
Chase kicking it out and getting warmed up for the cover shot.
The epic Cult Federal UK tour finished at The Source, and here is the crew, from L-R:
Alex Kennedy, Chase DeHart, Joss Fenn, Jordan Aleppo, Stu Dawkins, Dan Lacey, Dak Roche, Chase Hawk, Robbie Morales, Ryan Navazio, Adam Roye, Oliver Evans, Bruno Hoffmann, Chris Mills, Jon Taylor, Charlie Jobling, Sebastian Keep.