New world biking

BikeStormz is the biggest youth ride out in the UK and Europe. An event that started life as a means of protesting against violent crime it has, since its foundation by Mac Ferrari-Guy in 2015, grown into a movement, a lifestyle, a way of riding in and of itself.

Arti­cle tak­en from The Face Vol­ume 4 Issue 005. Order your copy here.

I was trying to find a mate’s apartment and ended up next to a Sainsbury’s and there was this massive open car park with no cars in it, and like, 100 kids blowing around on bikes. It looked mad, and I was thinking, what the fuck?! It just looked like I’d entered a new world. At the time I was about to do the Vossi Bop video, so when I saw them I knew straight away. That inspired me, that spoke to me. I talked to C1 and Bobby, I think, who are some of the main bikers. I said, yo, I’m doing a video, will you lot come down? They came to the shoot and it was a sick day. But even on the way to the video shoot, I remember I was driving there and I see bare bikes, so they rode to the video shoot from wherever…

And the shoot was far, like the end of east London. I was thinking, they are truly in the spirit. Bikestormz are legendary, powerful, inspirational. They’ve inspired me, they’ve inspired many people. They have a movement and a whole culture and a whole world that they’ve created and exist in, and believe in and love in. I think when you’ve got such a passion for something, me being passionate about what I do, it’s always inspiring to see people as passionate for what they do in their own craft.

They’ve taught me about bike slang, they’ve got a way of life. It’s amazing when you can create your own world inside a world. They’re a powerful group of young people. They’ve got my support til the end.

DANZ

BikeStormz are legendary, powerful, inspirational. They’ve inspired me. They’ve inspired many people”

Stormzy

TRIZZY
SPARTAN
SHADEN
NAY AND DAZ
SPARTAN AND LIAM

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