This is the best BMX video in a long, long time – no, it’s not full of street hammers or beautifully filmed slow-motion of effortless PA trails, this short film focusses on what happens when the riders get together and help out other riders in need. Here’s Che, a promising flatland rider from the middle of nowhere in Nigeria – and riding a total piece of junk. Spotted by fellow riders in the UK, they club together and sort him out a new bike and ship it to him in a box for free – and look what happens. This is epic. Watch, share this video, enjoy… this is BMX.
“Che dreams of becoming a great flatlander, but on dirt streets and an old midschool ride, the odds seem heavily stacked against him.” – Mark Locke
INFO: From the creators of “One Flying Kidney” comes this truly inspiring story of a Nigerian flatlander by the name of Cherechukwu Udenkwere who didn’t have a legitimate bike. But after Shane Hawke left a comment on one of Che’s social media posts, a group of likeminded individuals pooled their resources to hook up the man with a proper flatland bike, and now he’s straight shredding!!! The BMX community is a strong and tight knit group of humans who share a passion and want nothing more than to spread the love.
Back in 2016 quite a few of us were reaching for a hankie over One Flying Kidney, the story of Stuart Crumpton, a rider with renal cancer, and the friends who raised money for Stu’s dream bike to aid his recovery. Two years on, a fighting fit Stu and team are back to pay it forward, joining forces with Ride On (a Facebook group for the discerning older rider) and French flatland company StMartin to try and help out a guy in Nigeria called Che.
Camera/Sound/Edit: Mark Locke
Nigeria Phonecam: Uchechukwu Udenkwere, Victor Robinson, Ransome Precious
Nigeria File Uploads: Ransome Precious, Lover, Galaxy, Kingsley Onuoha
UK Stills: Priory Photography
Graphics: Lara Wilkinson
Music: Carl Page
BIG THANKS TO: Shane Hawke, Phil Dawson, Jason Leverington, David Clarke, Charlie Shaw, Jesse Hall, Joe Clark, Doug Fawkes, Kene Ken, Steve Jones, Brett Staples, Rob Holfels, Brett Reynolds, Colin & Kai McQuillen, Trevor Henry, Mark Noble, Effraim Catlow, Angelo Castilho Patinho, Dave Owen Cycles, Reeve Metal Finishing, Martyn Greswolde, Mark Blackburn, Zach Krejmas and all at Ride USA
BIGGEST THANKS TO: Neil Waddington and Ride On BMX, Alain Massabova and StMartin
BMX A FORTMARK FILM @fortmark
Follow Che’s Progress:
Facebook: CHE Flatland Twitter: @CheFlatland Instagram: CheFlatland Note Che is currently trying to get a phone that he can use to get on Twitter and Instagram and this will hopefully be soon! He can only do Facebook atm from his basic old phone!
Other follows: Ride On BMX: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RideO… StMartin BMX: http://stmartinbmx.fr/ @StMartinBMX https://www.instagram.com/stmartinbmx/ https://www.facebook.com/stmartinbmx/ Check out the original One Flying Kidney film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLo5R…