For anyone who’s seriously into BMX, the name Kyle Evans will be instantly recognisable. The phenomenally fast rider from Wigan first made his mark as a teenager with a string of impressive results, and was selected as a reserve rider for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics at the age of just 18.
But if his name was already well-known in the BMX world, this summer Kyle took a big step towards becoming a genuine household name when he lined up as one of only two British BMXers to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
“Everyone involved all agreed that we wanted it to be badass”
With Sir Chris Hoy (himself a former BMX racer) cheering him on from the BBC commentary box, the 22-year-old acquitted himself well, putting in some really good times and narrowly missing out on progressing from the quarter-final.
Now Kyle’s sponsors, Maxxis and Pure Bicycle Co, have released The 211, a profile of Kyle in which he chats about importance of the games and what it means to him. This is no ordinary profile video however – it’s stacked full of seriously sick riding footage and looks and feels very different to anything we’ve seen about BMX racing before.