We've got a new Retailer but not just any old Retailer! Alan's BMX in Wigan, who've been nurturing Old School BMX since 1981, are now proudly selling 250London kit in their store and online! And not just because our kit perfectly crosses over to BMX, there's actually a great deal of passion behind the decision to stock the kit. Alan Woods, founder of the company, is a die hard fan of Vintage Motocross and has been riding since 1976!
He's a bloody good rider as well, check out these pics from the last round of the Welsh MX Championship in Llanthony, Monmouthshire on 20th September. Wearing our Yellow STARS kit and riding his 1975 YZ125C in the Pre-78 open class, he won the series by 8 points - went right down to the last moto!! Good work Alan!!
Alan's so passionate about Vintage Motocross, he wrote some words for us, including some awesome feedback about our kit...
"It never ceases to amaze me that riders will go to the greatest lengths to make their bike look as period correct as possible, right down to to the study of a sticker placement on Jobe’s SR500, yet they will will rock up with a set of either mismatched gear from when they last raced a few years ago or some new kit that looks like it was designed by an 11 year old. For me I race Vintage Motocross to recreate a great time in our lives. So yes the bike has to look and perform right, I train and give 100% effort on the track and when I’m dressed as I would be in 1985 or 1979 or 1976 that takes me back to that time of my youth - and let’s be honest for those who were lucky enough to race then - these were the best days of our lives. The whole package when it's done right and you head out for practice on a fresh grass field, feet up the bike sliding into a turn with the power on, this is as close to a time machine as you’ll get without inventing a Flux Capacitor. Stick Ziggy Stardust into your 8 track in your Mk1 Transit and you’re good to go.
However, if you want to recreate this look you have a few problems. (1) If your size in the correct pants does come up on Ebay even if the label says 36” it probably won’t fit and (2) The materials weren’t meant to last 30+ years and even if you find a new pair they are likely to disintegrate after a few washes and there your money goes down the drain. The 250London Classic Pant Is a great fit - somewhere between vintage and modern, if you want room for knee braces or like more room, order a size up. The jerseys are lightweight, comfortable and a standard fit pretty much. I like the way the design is on the shirt, it allows for logos to be added that make it look like it was designed that way. All this and it doesn’t break the bank! Thumbs up 250London! See you at the gate."
Aw cheers Alan, nice to have you on board mate!!