Some questions with Holly Bendall….
So how did you get your start riding BMX ?
I started bmxing as I got bored of skateboarding, I went to my local park in Dorchester on my bmx one day and I was hooked from then on, bmxing is something you can do to get away from things and chill out with your friends, the locals are all so cool and always help me learn new tricks 🙂
That was how long ago ?
I have been bmxing for about 2 and a half years now on and off.
Where do you mostly ride ?
My local park in Dorchester.
Have you had any opportunities to travel much ?
I have been on a few trips to local parks, I’d love to travel more but I can’t at the moment with exams as im in my last year of A-levels. I wanna travel much more when they’re over and hopefully meet some new people!
You have a cool style, who are your influences ?
There are so many pro’s out there that are a massive influence but my all time favourites have got to be Nathan Williams and Ashley Charles, i love their style!
You are sponsored by fox, how did that come about ?
I just got an email one day from Emily and Crystal at Fox and I couldn’t believe it, I think I took a while to reply as I was still getting over the shock haha, but its amazing I love Fox and Lifer bmx my other sponsor… I’m very greatful for their support!
What are your favorite things to do on your bike ?
Hmm favourite things… Gotta love 360’s so simple but so fun, brakeless tyre taps are also cool along with footjams 🙂
What was the first trick you ever learned, and how hard was it for you ?
Probably 180’s was the first thing i learnt to do which wasnt too hard but then you wanna learn 360’s straight after and that doesnt always happen, its all about progression.
I don’t know if you know this, but you are a big influence to a lot of girl riders out there, any words of wisdom to girls who are starting to ride ?
Really? That’s cool, I just like to ride for fun and the feeling you get when you learn a new trick always reminds you why you started, keep at it and don’t listen to anyone who tells you not to bmx just because your a girl or your not very good or whatever, everyone has gotta start somewhere 🙂
Any last words ?
Life is what you make it.
Thanks Holly ! Keep up the good work !