Seb Yates

Ladies man and all round joker Seb Yates is an animal on a bike. Given his exceptional ability to flow, style and trick through a set of trails I’m baffled he hasn’t received much coverage.

The Surrey rider enjoys a good session and banter with Ollie Wilkins. It’s refreshing to see a BMX’r who isn’t concerned about wheel size, which unfortunately isn’t common place in the 20” world.

Photos and video by James Hamilton-Martin

Age: 22

Living in: Woking, Surrey

Occupation: Bike rider. Plumbing and heating engineer

Years riding: 11

Sponsors:, S4P

Music: R and b, hip hop, rock and roll, gangster stuff

Favourite riding spot: Chertsey trails, Peyneir and Milford (RIP)

Favourite riders: Chase Hawk, Cory Nastazio and Brian Foster

Favourite quote: Life is short, enjoy the ride.

Interesting fact: I was born in Paris on friday the 13th

2011 highlights: Deluxe trails trip in france and shooting for my web edit.

First (of 2011)

Ride: Early January.

Spot: Our trails at our friends johns in Milford.

People I rode with: Olly Wilkins, Sam Reynolds, Matt Cox and John Davis

Trick: Probably a turndown or 3 table

Case: Peyneir on the transfer nearly ate it

Over shoot: John’s trails.... Missed the whole landing.

Slam: MOD in Vienna, did a front flip and didn't go fast enough hit face on the bars and had my lip stitched up, not fun.

Injury: Broken ribs from a 3 table to flat and my chest smashed the bars.

Bike break: My v brake on my old frame snapped off just on the last day of filming for my web edit! Thanks to Mark at Deluxe BMX for a new frame!

Learnt: Frontflips earlier in the year and riding loads of trails in France for the first time like La Source and Montpellier trails was amazing!

Things that scared me: Front flipping our big jump! Erghh!

Funny moment: Far too many probably something with Sam Reynolds and Olly Wilkins, maybe to do with being naked or breaking something in a hotel! Who can say.

Best edit I have seen this year: Probably Tom Dugan and Mike Aitken.

Plans for 2012: Ride as much as I can, and travel as much as I can through riding and have a lot of fun!

Shout outs to Mark at Deluxe BMX, Mark from great guy, really good to be a part of it. And anyone I ride with!

Photo curtesy of Ride UK

Firsts Interviews
Olly Wilkins
Josh Kew
Ricky Crompton
Philip Auckland
Matt Jones
Tomas Zejda
Dave Hayward
Connor Hoskings
James Curry
Mike Kirk
Rob Newman
Jason Colledge
Martin Knorr
James Holmes
Matt Jamieson
Joe Godsall
Lewis Richards
Jay Cowley
Aidan Horn
Seb Yates
Daryl Brown
Luke Wyatt
Ollie Palmer
Jack Fogelquist
Harry Mills Wakeley 
Martyn Tambling
Rob Welch
Jamie Skinner
Sam Reynolds
Tom Kilcoyne
Jamie Taylor