Words and photos by Adam Lievesley
The first time I saw Mitch was just over 2 years ago when he rode a scooter. He rode past me on a rocker when they first came out and did a tailwhip on it. First of all I’d never seen a rocker or a kid that young land a whip. I asked one of the lads who he was and found out, thankfully, that he was getting a BMX.
The next time I saw Mitch he was sending it on an 18 inch BMX. After we shot a few photos we started riding together a lot and he is now one of my closest BMX friends.
Mitch’s bike control and commitment to BMX is insane. To me, the thing that makes Mitch stand out even more from other younger riders is the fact that all of his tricks he learnt on a fly out, not a foam pit or resi ramp. 360 whips and double whips over the box were all learnt at Asylum on real ramps.
He is definitely one to watch out for in the future.
NAME: Mitch Dooley
YEARS RIDING: Two and a half years
HOMETOWN: South Normanton/Pinxton
FAV RIDER: Dennis Enarson or Logan Martin
FAV TRICK: Boosted 360 tailwhip or 180 barspin