Words, photos and video by Robin Pearson
I pretty much met up with Ben Gordon by accident. Heading to Manchester, I reached out to a few local dudes and was told to speak to Ben about street riding. That’s what I did, and I’m glad! Ben did some exceptional street riding in the space of two days.
Being as productive as this on a high level of BMX riding is always impressive. It’s especially impressive when you consider that Ben is 17 and for a lot of these sessions he was riding by himself – just him on the bike and me on the camera. That’s enough to put a lot of people off.
Ben’s riding speaks for itself, just look at the video above and photos below. Beyond that, I was stoked on Ben’s general outlook – he’s a nice dude. To coin a phrase, a wise head on young shoulders. This combined with his riding is a damn good sign for the future.