Coronavirus COVID-19 is having an effect on all industries, including our beloved BMX industry. With events being cancelled and 2020 product shipments subject to ongoing delays, the impacts are being felt across our little world.
We had to speak to the retailers. BMX shops are the backbone of the UK BMX scene – we support them and they support us. Here’s a snapshot of the current situation according to some of England’s best BMX shops.
UPDATE 23rd March: most BMX shops are now closed. You can still order online – check with your local / chosen shop
Do these guys a favour – if you’re in need of something for your bike, a new T-shirt or some BMX entertainment to get through all this, you know what to do. All these shops are running online mail order businesses.
ENTITY BMX SHOP, BOURNEMOUTH
“All seems quite relaxed down here. Customers are still using the skatepark and coming in the shop, they might not be spending much money but that’s understandable, we are all in the same boat.
Entity is a small business and we support the BMX community! I’m still sending out parcels and doing repairs for customers whilst keeping the shop as clean and hygienic as possible.
We are encouraging customers to take necessary precautions when arranging sessions.
Respect other people’s concerns, and don’t judge others who choose to self isolate during this period. Wear pads and protection when riding! The NHS have enough on their plate and any efforts to prevent injuries should be taken.
Avoid hosting group sessions, yes go riding with ya mates, just give em space (standard skatepark etiquette)
Wash your hands after a session, and if your pads stink, time to give them a scrub too!
“Wear pads and protection if you go riding! The NHS have enough on their plate and any efforts to prevent injuries should be taken”
No hi-5s (saddens me this one) stick to elbows if you’re super stoked.
If you feel unwell, just stay at home.
Keep on having fun, keep on riding/filming and keep tagging the shop in your posts, helps us keep the stoke ALIVE!
The DVD/VHS player is always on in store if you need to take a break from all this!
Any info/help you need, get in touch.”
–Matt Nicklen, @entitybmxshop