✇ THE UNION TAPES ✇ EPISODE 12 - MEANWHILE QUARTERS
Episode 12 of "The Union Tapes" from Bicycle Union is live now and this time round they bring you something slightly different.
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"So, we've got a slightly different episode this month. The Union tapes was originally going to be a series of shows about different aspects of BMX. Everything that went along with BMX basically.
The first episode we worked on was the one you are about watch. Its about Meanwhile quarter pipes in West London. Which was at the time the place to be if you rode BMX, this was just before halfpipe riding took over the BMX world.
I don’t know why but the Westway part of the A40 has always made space for the BMX and skateboard world, it had one of the first skateparks in the U.K community built next to it and later had the Westway BMX track, one of the first BMX tracks in London right between a junction. Coming in closer to the city next to the Meanwhile 2 banks and round the corner from Royal Oak station was home of the infamous Meanwhile quarter pipes a DIY project by the West London locals which created a scene of dedicated and committed BMX riders.
It received pages of coverage in BMX Action bike in a time the magazine was evolving into R.A.D. magazine. But they were just covering what was going on, this stuff would have all happened regardless and did. This place had some of the most iconic pics of that era, many a talent was honed on those ramps. So we interviewed most of the of the people involved who were part of the Meanwhile scene, to see how it came about, what happened and where it went?"