Words and photos by Adam Lievesley
Well… What a rad weekend! Rush Skatepark was packed with the best BMX pros in the world for the 2016 Mongoose Jam UK. For those who don’t know, this was the first time that Mongoose have held the jam in the UK – it usually takes place at Woodward but this year they decided to mix it up, with a video contest in the US and this jam in the UK.
The idea behind the comp was that there were 6 Mongoose pros that headed up a team of 3 pro riders of their choice. They chose their 3 riders to compete in 3 disciplines – Park, Bowl and Street. At the end, all scores were combined to make a total team score. The final place in each team was to offered to any rider who placed 6th or above in the amateur comp, held on the Saturday. Once they were placed, they picked names out of a hat to determine which Mongoose pro rider team they would join.