It’s funny writing an introduction about someone who needs no introduction! Nobody has any doubt of the relevance and influence Sergio Layos has played in transition riding over the years, especially me. Why? Because when my crew and I were discussing that Our BMX piece ‘Favourite Rider’s Favourite Rider,‘ I said that my answer would be Sergio. He’s someone I’ve always enjoyed watching, and have looked up to since the beginning. I remember being stoked whenever he had print adverts from very early in his career, watching him on Road Fools, playing his Etnies Grounded part again and again, watching in awe when I saw him ride in person the first time… Yeah, I’m a fan.
Having followed Sergio’s career so far, I’ve been glad to get to know him a little bit in the last few years. We managed to meet up at a weird park while he was on a roadtrip around Spain and Portugal, (where we also filmed a Magic Number – look out for that) so I could check out his new bike, which is 100% Flybikes.
Words and photos: Robin Pearson