Monday 13 May, 2013

Ashley Douglas – BMX’s rising star


Ashley Douglas

We first met Ashley at Plug and Play Music Festival in 2011, where he managed and co-ordinated Talent for the BMX riding showcase at Bay 66 in aid of Cancer Research UK. At  just 21 Vocal and Kis team rider Ashley Douglas is one of BMX’s rising stars described by ID as ‘King of the […]


We first met Ashley at Plug and Play Music Festival in 2011, where he managed and co-ordinated Talent for the BMX riding showcase at Bay 66 in aid of Cancer Research UK.

At  just 21 Vocal and Kis team rider Ashley Douglas is one of BMX’s rising stars described by ID as ‘King of the inner-city skate parks’ . Growing up in Notting Hill to Caribbean and Asian parents, Ash started BMX’ing seven years ago and is now a certified easy rider, is sponsored by Kis Bike Co with has an ever increasing fan base.

He made the finals of Boardmasters in 2012.

He began at Bay 66 and found a natural loved of the sport and kept at it. Today he rides a Kis Bike Co spark frame around his favorite UK skating parks Unit 23 in Scotland and Corby skatepark.

A rider with this talent has many BMX tricks up his sleeves and he enjoys bars pins a lot and his favourite riders include ATM Alex Coleborn and Kyle Baldock.

Though he is a rising solo star in the BMX community, it is a communal sport with  a typical day of BMX’ing beginning with meeting a bunch of mates then heading down to the skatepark for around 6 hours,  fixing up bikes for a bit then getting back home and chilling.

Ashley is ever innovative setting his goals in the sport above what has been done before and is pioneering a new BMX flow.

‘I’m determined to land a trick no one else has, but it’s gonna be a challenge!’

Keep up to date with the man on twitter @inbreastigator

Photography Klaus Thyman

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