Words, photos and video by Robin Pearson
Additional photos by Adam Lievesley and Brad McNicol
When Rob Andrews, the Haro BMX UK team manager, called me asking if I fancied doing a UK skatepark tour with the Haro dudes, I had no reservations. Despite Rob’s reputation for often getting lost and doing U-turns all day (!), I was in.
Jason Watts was going to be in the UK to ride for Team Gary Young in the Battle of Hastings, so his stay was just extended by a week and we were ready to hit the road with the Haro UK crew of Angus Gough, Brad McNicol and Dean Cueson. I love going on trips with these guys – they’re positive, talented, easy going and know how to have a laugh. With this crew in mind, Rob had put together a map of skateparks, with plenty to hit in five days, covering a lot of ground! I knew we had chosen many with Jason in mind, such as Livingston, and had some good easy session parks along the way too.
“I love going on trips with these guys – they’re positive, talented, easy going and know how to have a laugh.”
McNibs? It was one of those inevitable in jokes that emerges when a bunch of dudes spend a solid few days in the same van together, driving around the UK. It had something to do with McNicol, him having a cough all week, and ended up being the go-to term to describe skatepark features, snacks, anything nibbly.