Words, Photography & Video by: Scott Connor
John Taylor aka Mad Jon needs little introduction. He was honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the 2014 RideUK Reader Awards. But, just to enlighten the slow and the newcomers to the BMX world, I’ll make one anyway. Jon’s a certified BMX legend, or ‘O.G’ to you young roadmen. He’s been around the world more times than the last five generations of your family combined and competed in more contests than you can name. He rode for GT & Hoffman during the height of the pro vert era and then went on to become an integral part of the team at Seventies Distro, while also managing the Vans UK team. Ask your favourite pro rider about Mad Jon, I bet he’ll have a story about some awesome riding trip or wild adventure involving Jon.
Well, if you don’t know, now you know… – Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States