issue 26 - january 1985|
Best of 84 ABMX awards.
|issue 27 - february 1985 (scanned by Brahim 0509 and kdw712 - download)|
Dave Curry during the Scorpion test on the cover.
Bike tests of Rattlesnake pro with Powertwist, The Slingshot, The Scorpion Brake Dancer.
Mark Siddy Salisbury.
Bicross International Paris Bercy.
RL Osborn interview.
issue 28 - march 1985|
Some Haro dude on the cover.
The contents include Haro's new signings, Brian Blyther and Tony Murray, How to give your bike the crazy colour look loads of great freestyle and racing... Haro's new gang.Tony Murray, Brian Blyther, Dave Nourie (6 pages of colour, 84 Haro sports at Del Mar)
issue 29 - april 1985|
ACS Z rim ad, / ammaco ad / Redline 500a ad / Scorpion ad / Aero Reflex ad / UK guys racing in the states / Racing from Ipswich / GT mach one ad featuring Nelson Chanady / Bandito test/ Me and my bike with Jon Greaves
Full SE ad featuring all their models
issue 30 - may 1985|
Eddie Fiola in France on the cover.
The contents include a test of the Craig Campbell's signature Prolite bike, some stuff on the Kellogs etc. Half Pipe Jam.
issue 31 - june 1985|
Gary Wallace on the cover.
How to build a quarterpipe.
Poster of 5 BMXers about 5 feet off the top of 5 quater pipes.
16 pages long pullout guide to the 'Frosties BMX Championship' with a scoreboard to fill in.
2 page picture of Andy Ruffell on his Raleigh Burner.
Track test of the BH Monty T .19 Aero Cyclo Trails Bikeand GT.
ABMX & NBMXA , UKBMX .
Me and My bike:- Dale Holmes.
Pepsi Cola win a BMX competition.
Racing and Freestyle news.
Full page colour adverts for Michelin, HUTCH, HARO, YES BMX, SCORPION ZX 300, TIOGA, SKYWAY, ...
|issue 32 - july 1985 (scanned by David 0511 and kdw712 - download)|
Ron Wilkerson switchsided one-footed, one-handed in his final winning routine in the Frosties on the cover.
Radness unlimited: Ron Wilkerson and Brian Blyther cross over.
Kellogg's Frosties Freestyle contest. Eight competitors. Four from the US. Ron Wilkerson, Eddie Fiola, Brian Blyther, Craig Campbell, Dave Breed, Neil Ruffel, Mike Pardon, Terry Jenkins.
Kellogg's Frosties race championships.
MRD PRO test.
Me and my bike: Frankie Romain.
issue 33 - august 1985|
Andy Shohara riding a yellow Performer at Mon's ramp on the cover.
Review: Redline ST20 Model 600b
NBMXA National 4-Milton Keynes
Ruffell Wins at Birmingham
Me and My Bike: Neil Ruffell
issue 34 - september 1985|
Hugo Gonzales on the cover.
Freeagent Pro test, SKYWAY TOUR 4 , 7 pages of colour. TA's & streatbeats, Nottingham.
ACS ad with Fred Blood and Woody Itson / Six spoke Skyway wheel built for GT / Redline ad with Geth Shooter / Euro Champs with great pic of Warren Godfrey getting air on his JMC Darrel Young / Firebird ad / Scott Freeman / Haro ad with Eric Rupe / Skyway ad featuring all their products / Bournemouth national / Aero ad featuring all their products / Free Agent test / End of an era last NBMXA National ever & Me and my Bike with Tom Lynch.
issue 35 - october 1985|
Mike Dominguez withhis Trickstar on the cover.
Jess Dyrenforth (GT) burns Mike Dominguez in step over wars, Worlds from Japan, Vincent test.
issue 36 - november 1985|
Simon bloody Smith, march 2007: Hi, I've just discovered your site it is truly wonderful, the guy in the pink pants on the cover of issue 36 is me Simon Smith. I rode for Ultra bmx and GT and I won most of the 16+ experts nationals in the late 80's. I left bmx for skating after I turned masterclass and then went on to become a pro snowboarder from 1990 to 1999. in 1998 I had a serious fracture dislocation of the fib and tib in my leg from getting back into bmx and learning back flips so i hung up my handle bars. I received a lifetime achievement award from the brit snowboard industry in 2000 and have been working in the snowboard industry ever since. I am now 38 and going back into carpentry and design (my body is very broken). Those early years of bmx and the whole scene were wonderfully, I miss them dearly and your site has put a smile on my face for the last 3 hours just searching through it. please keep it going.
How to turn your BMX into a montainbike
Freestyle front line, Geth SHooter, Ramp Jam at Mons, Best of 85, Raleigh Vektar
|issue 37 - december 1985 (1)|
Nick from Anarchic Adjustment one-footing over the canyon on the cover.
Radness unlimited: Ron Wilkerson no-footing.
Freestyle frontline: Dyrenforth dip, Randy Shoara, Guinness, R.L. Osborn, Crazy Eric, Darren Robinson, ...
Neil Ruffell's Holeshot bike (Exclusive!).
Report & pix from UKBMX British Championships.
Me and my bike: Jason Lunn.
SE Racing ad, featuring the Henderson Hauler,Quadangle & PK ripper.
Ads from Haro Freestyle, Hutch, GT, Aero, ...
issue 38 - january 1986|
issue 39 - february 1986|
IN THIS ISSUE YOU HAVE RADNESS UNLIMITED. ALL EARS BMX NEWS. 4 PAGES OF FREESTYLE FRONT LINE NEWS. HOW TO PEDDLE SPIN WITH HARO'S RON WILKERSON. 9 PAGES OF FREESTYLE AND RACING CRASHES AND SMASHES WITH SMASHED BITS (GOOD PIC'S IN HERE). HOW TO BACKWARDS DROP IN WITH WILKERSON AGAIN. THE RACING FRONTLINE NEWS. TRICK STUFF. THE BMX RACE ASSOCIATIONS GUIDE
|issue 40 - march 1986 (scanned by Brahim 0702)|
Jason Lunn ripping up the lino on a Raleigh on the cover.
Radness unlimited: Greg Guillote.
1985 AFA Masters finals.
How to no-handed cowboy with Jason Hassell on a Hutch.
BMX behind closed doors. Tricks performed in the house.
GT's freestyler Martin Aparijo interview.
The bottom line on how to win races.
Skate action: how to build your own halfpipe.
Me and my bike with Hutch's Jason Hassell.
issue 41 - april 1986|
Pepi Winder front cover - winner of televised BMX Beat competition, learn how to do the tricks that helped him win it.
The all new Haro Group One.
Andy Ruffell in Tenerife.
How to build a half pipe.
Profile on Freeestyler Dave Young.
Big skateboarding section.
issue 42 - may 1986|
Jose Yanez backflip on the cover.
issue 43 - august 1986|
Us v (the) U.S.
Why I burnt my UKBFA licence.
Mental! Crazy Eric's 540.
|issue 44 - september 1986
IN THIS ISSUE YOU HAVE Sean Goffs birthday jam, Craig Campbell interview. RADNESS UNLIMITED. FREESTYLE FRONTLINE. A LOOK AT CRAIG CAMPBELL IN THE REAL VERSION.SOME GREAT OLD SKYWAY PIC'S IN THIS. 7 PAGES OF STREET STYLE RIDING. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY. A GREAT 2 PAGE PULL OUT FULL COLOUR POSTER (NOT MANY WITH THIS STILL IN). TRICK STUFF. 7 PAGES OF REPORT AND PICTURES FROM THE 86 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. AND ME AND MY BIKE WITH REDLINE USA RIDER SCOTT CLARK.
|issue 45 - october 1986 (scanned by David 0511 and kdw712 - download)|
Jason Lunn blasts off, Hutch's Eric Carter taking control and two world titles on the cover.
The A to Z of Freestyle: A and B.
The jam at Chingford.
1986 BMX Worlds.
Skate: Adrian Demain.
|issue 46 - november 1986
Jess Dyrenforth on the cover.
Dangerous talk; Jess on the real Stateside scene.
The fanzine explosion.
|issue 47 - december 1986
Andy Brown turndown on the cover.
issue 48 - january 1987|
Mike Dominguez on the cover.
Features Mike Dominguez in Diamond Back guise, Mega Pro Racing from Bercy in Paris and a Cosmo Calendar.
issue 49 - february 1987|
IN THIS ISSUE YOU HAVE RADNESS UNLIMITED. FREESTYLE FRONTLINE. HOW TO RIDE WALLS. A REPORT FROM THE OLYMPIC VELODROME FREESTYLE COMP IN LOS ANGELES. 11 GREAT PAGES OF REPORT A PICTURES FROM THE HOLESHOT FREESTYLE COMP. THE A TO Z OF FREESTYLE. BMX BEAT YOUR VERDICT. TRICK STUFF
issue 50 - march 1987|
Go For It !
issue 51 - april 1987|
issue 52 - may 1987|
Larry Bull, Terry Jenkins interviews, UKBFA National at Derby, Bristol street, Scooters, Skating one of the last issues before it turned into a skate mag called RAD!
|BMX Action Bike magazine changed to RAD (Read And Destroy) magazine.
The Albion #6, 2012: BMX as a viable pay as you go business hit a wall in the late eighties, 85 was the year they were playing the death march, 86 and it was all but buried. Freestyle was &Mac222;nally ditching the Craig Campbell race clothing era of full face helmets and goggles on visors and stupid hopping tricks and a new unfamiliar wind was blowing, however BMX hadnt reached a point where it was fully &Mac223;edged as an art form. Skateboarding however, was in its assurgency and when BMX Action Bike became RAD in 1987, its editor Nick Phillips and partisan skate/reluctant BMX photographer Tim Leighton-Boyce, were keen to ditch BMX as it slipped into the doldrums. After six months BMX was out, but RAD continued until 1993, where it eventually merged and became Sidewalk Surfer magazine.
issue 53 - june 1987|
Both BMX Action Bike and RAD logos on cover.
BMX & skateboarding, Lance Mountain interview, Chingford, Swansea, Trumpton riot squad ramp,Smell of Death Jam at Meanwhile, Andy Brown interview, Ross Marshall interview.
issue 54 - july 1987|
issue 55 - august 1987|
issue 56 - september 1987|
TILL SUBTITLED "BMX ACTION BIKE"
THIS ISSUE INCLUDES: PACER SKATEBOARDS ADVERT, LETTERS, NEW RAMPS, TONY MAGNUSSON IN LONDON, SPEED SKATING, "SKETCHY DIVISION" COMIC, STREET SKATING IN BROMLEY AND KETTERING, GONZ ARTICLE AND POSTER, WORLDS BMX COMPETITION, HOW TO BUILD A FLY OFF RAMP, BMXER NOEL COWAN, PARAPHERNALIA (FEATURING ONE OF THE EARLIEST FINGERBOARDS I'VE EVER SEEN!) AND A RIDICULOUS PHOTO STORY ENTITLED "MAYHEM AT MEANWHILE"... PLUS A COMPETITION TO WIN "CALIFORINA GAMES" FOR THE C64, SPECTRUM OR AMSTRAD!!!
issue 57 - october 1987|