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WEEKENDER: Cookie Jam 2023

The boys doing it for Brucey

Recently the Yearly Cookie Jam happened recently down in Exeter. Check the Galleries below and the video above. This jam looked like a good time! Here’s what the Robbie Harding had to say…

Flowerpots skate park is transformed for the day as towering wooden ramps appear around the place and the best riders descend from around the Country.

That maybe the biggest cheer at this year’s Cookie Jam came when local rider Sam Burditt fluffed the rail, put out a hand and smoothly cartwheeled off his bike tells you all you need to know about how this event works.

These guys take the fun as seriously as the skills but when someone finally pulls off that elusive trick, it’s everyone’s arms in the air. BMX celebrates together.

The Cookie Jam is now in its 14th year of remembering Exeter BMXer Jamie Bruce and once again Jamie Skinner and mates put on some show.

Flowerpots skate park is transformed for the day as towering wooden ramps appear around the place and the best riders descend from around the Country.

Organiser Jamie Skinner, who made a rare Jam appearance on his bike last year, was busy behind the microphone this time, keeping the crowd entertained on a steaming hot afternoon.

And if you could measure the audience’s approval in hard cash, a thumping £4,500 raised for the chosen Hospice Care charity is some endorsement

There’s an incredible level of talent on show and you almost know you’re going to see flips, flairs and 360 whips, and we did, but then they take it to the next level again.

This year’s Jam saw a bunny-hop high jump and two ramps put together for a best trick competition, where Tom Russel smashed it with his back flips, before the main park jam.

Josh Webber was back and of course he landed his signature handplant but this year he said he wanted to 360 barspin off the 6ft quarter and land it in the field outside the park. It looked impossible after two bails but on the third attempt he landed it so sweetly and a punch in the air told you how important that had been.

Another rider who took it right out the park last year was Aaron Wilson but this year he was looking to manual out the bowl, take it around the edge and back in again to fakie, all on the back wheel. Frustration built and he left it to the last moment on his final run before sublimely pulling it off. BMX arms in the air again.

Sam Burditt was equally good on the bike as off it, of course, landing toothpicks and a so smooth nose manual along the top of the custom built ramp, and then a double bar spin with a 180 over the jump box .

The ramps were also where Ollie palmer was showing his best with some sweet looking bar spins and perfectly done footjam tail whips right off the top.

But there was one rider catching the judge’s eye all day with some superb tricks over the jumps and an awesome display out of the bowl, getting some serious air and hitting quality tail whips and bar spins for fun. Oscar Johnson was a deserved winner of the top spot trophy this year.

In the under-18 comp, with his audacious flips, Logan Van showed he has the skills to be challenging in the senior ranks soon, while Kobe Clancy delivered the challenge to him among the next generation of BMXers.

Unfortunately Brandon Docking took a bad crash and took no further part in the event. Everyone wishes him a speedy recovery.

The day ended with the traditional bike tower but when that had collapsed no-one told Reece Parr it was over, as he high-jumped the open ramps and incredibly opened two bottles of beer with his rear wheel to start the real celebrations.

It’s a fabulous event and with a bit of luck, and not a little effort from those involved, everyone can get together and do it again next year.

Words by Robbie Harding
Photos by Sam James, Martin Balman & James Holmes
Video by Ryan Hallett & Harry Mills-Wakley


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