Irish BMX heavyweight Jason Phelan rides for Nike 6.0, Fuse Protection, Nightmare, GoPro and German brand wethepeople. His signature street-destroying pro frame is called ‘The Irish’ – over a year in solid development, it has a clean and simple design, a beautifully sculpted Supreme alloy seat clamp, an iconic Irish cloverleaf logo, and a sticker set designed by Jason’s mate Dan Leonard.
Jason grew up riding bikes, skateboarding and doing other crazy Jackass-style stuff with his brother in Waterford. His grandfather had a farm house with a motocross track on the land, so he spent much of his early days building dirt jumps and sending himself off drops and bumps. When he wasn’t at the farm, he was out with his friends causing havoc around the city in search of abandoned buildings and spots.
In 2005, he moved to Liverpool in search of fame and fortune, and soon enough the sponsorship and travel opportunities were arriving thick and fast, including a trip to China with Nike. Pretty much living wherever his bike takes him, other countries visited in recent years include Germany, France, Estonia, the USA, Bulgaria, and Spain.
Jason is undoubtedly one of today’s true BMX riding machines, always pushing himself to the limit and going for the highest and craziest moves with fearless enthusiasm. However, his brutal, full-throttle riding style sometimes gets him into difficulties – in 2013, he broke two ribs when attempting to do a backflip out of a self-built rail.