TOM SANDERS INTERVIEW.

Photo by James Cox

Photo by James Cox

How's it going in the big smoke? Do you miss hull at all?

Things are good in London I finally got a new job sorted out after bumming about on the dole for the best part of five months. Aside from the new job the weathers on the up so I've been riding as much as possible. Yeah I definitley miss Hull when I first moved away I wasn't sure if I was doing the right thing as I've got a good group of mates back home. I try and make trips back when I can, last month Me, Marv, Coxie and Benson made the trip up so managed to hang out with everyone then.

There's been a real resurgence in UK street vids recently which is awesome,with the likes of Strangeways/Antidote/Savour/Super Monaco etc. what's your opinion on the state of bmx in 2014?

In my opinion it's in a pretty bad state at the moment, I think it goes for alot of things though. The bigger and more popular something gets the wider the range of people get involved, it becomes no longer a small minority of like minded people. I don't really feel that how BMX is portrayed by the mainstream media is really a good thing I know it's got nothing to do with what I surround myself by and involve myself in. The release of all these DIY scene videos is a reassurance that BMX is still as great as when I started, it's just a bunch of mates mooching about.

Strangeways Premiere

Strangeways Premiere

How's your bar spin game treating you?

I'm still to figure out how to play that game haha!!

Killed any mice in your abode recently?

Things have gone quiet on the rodent front although my house mate John did open a draw the other day to find that one had found its way into the humane trap... but this must have been sometime ago as the trap didn't really stand up to its name, the little guy wasn't looking too great. This brings the scores to HOUSE 4 - 0 MICE.

Pegs to over. Photo by MARV

Pegs to over. Photo by MARV

Your dance moves are stuff of legend, you shown anyone up in your new territory?

Haha...nah I've been pretty reluctant to drop a swayze recently. 

It seems you've always got something going on, whats next?

Aside from working and everyday shit I've got a few projects that I'm part of at the minute, United have started to film for the new full length video which I'm hoping to get a good amount of footage for, after having injury's over the last few video projects it'll be nice to work on a section over a lengthy amount of time. Coxies on with the Antidote video which has been a slow start with the weather and how spread out we all are, but we've just sorted out a trip to Germany in the summer so i'm looking forward to getting away with everyone. Marvs always got the camera on him so we're always getting bits towards his next video project.

Access Hop Photo by MARV

Access Hop Photo by MARV

You've fallen asleep and your bikes been assaulted with the removal of pegs,a brakes gone on and your stand overs 2" tall,Ring the police?

Waste of time, theirs only two boys in the business who would sort that sort of villainy out. They hold a similar style to Riggs & Murtaugh or as we know them as Carlos Wood & Jamie Carr.

Where is Donn Reen?

That's one thing I wish I knew! What I do know is whatever it is he's doing and wherever he is doing it he'll be carrying it out in the crazy Donn like way we all love him for!!

Smith. Photo by Toby Goodyear

Smith. Photo by Toby Goodyear

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