Bristol has always been known to have a good flow of riders passing through and Tom Hill (aka Dom) is one of the few people that has remained a constant presence.
Dom’s been a solid fixture of the Bristol scene forever, and first graced the pages of Ride UK in 2007 in the feature ‘BS3 GCSE’. Here we are ten years later.
Despite being a regular on the streets this is one of his first full solo edits. We caught up with Dom about BS3, influences, this new video and how it all came to be.
Words, photos and video by Joe Williams
– Firstly… To avoid any confusion, what are people meant to call you? What’s with the Tom Dom Hill thing?!
“This one goes way back when I was 14 or so and had a paper round for an Indian family. The shorter version is that the main guy there couldn’t pronounce his Ts very well so ended up calling me Dom. I guess it just had a domino effect from there and now ‘Dom’ is what everybody knows me by. Call me Dom.”
– What is it about BS3 that has kept you lurking the wrong side of the river for so long?
“Man, where do I start? BS3 is the place to be in Bristol. What’s more, it houses all of my needs in one small kind of eco system. BS3 is where I work, it houses my favourite football team, is home to the Deaner and is only a short pedal to the centre to name a few things. I busted my first nut in BS3, it’s a place I hold close to my heart. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not some sort of postcode warrior, it’s just a decent place to call home.”