NEW UNION TAPES - EPISODE 6 - CRAIG CAMPBELL
Episode 6 from "The Union Tapes" from Bicycle Union is live now featuring Craig Campbell! Find it on Youtube, Spotify, Apple, Stitcher and RSS Feed, all links below:
"We believe the UK needs BMX podcasts so we threw the hat in and interviewed the riders who were actually there. We’ll aim for one a month and see where it takes us? Enjoy."
"Back in the 80s I bought a magazine called BMX Action bike, the first issue I bought had a pic of a guy in race gear and full face helmet dropping into a concrete bowl. It was shot at night and they had a bunch of additional coloured lights behind him. The feature was called 'Dark side of the bowl’, within the pages was a feature on Craig Campbell, blasting around Rom skatepark, it was a feature that burned in my memory for life. From that point on, Craig Campbell popped up in nearly every magazine I bought in the 80s. He won almost every major event there was in 1984 and was the epitome of a factory BMX pro. This interview changed how I perceived many sponsored riders from the 80s and made me question my standpoint on so many things me and and my friends were judgemental of. Craig did it all in the decade he was actively in BMX, first he raced, then got into freestyle in a big way, won contests, multiple sponsors, factory teams, signature products, TV appearances, trips to the USA to compete at the legendary King of the Skateparks at pipeline in CA, breaking away from the corporate sponsors to rediscover his passion for riding, innovating new tricks and pioneering street riding with other like minded individuals then moving to California to get fully immersed in all of the above. Get the in-depth story on it all by checking this interview….and I still could have asked more!"