When an old friend and lifelong BMX rider tells you he’s putting an engine into a BMX frame, it sounds like one of those cool ideas that’s probably never going to happen. A motorised BMX? Whatever.
But three months later you find yourself hurtling through the woods, desperately trying to hold onto a BMX-shaped object with a two-stroke engine screaming a few inches away from your shins. Then you remember that the friend in question was born with a toolkit and a welders’ mask, as opposed to a silver spoon. He might even have allen keys for fingers.
We caught up with Tom Linsell, the creator of the ‘PMX’, to find out more on his motorised BMX project.
Words and photos by Ben Pearson