Date of Birth:
14/4/1991

Sponsors:
Colony, Primary Threads, Focalpoint, Sealy’s Cycles.

How long have you been riding?
11 years.

What got you interested in BMX?
I just always rode bikes and when the crappy kids ones started falling apart my parents set me up with a decent one for Christmas one year and the rest is history.

Biggest influences in BMX:
local dudes like Mark O’Dwyer, Pete Radivo and Crazy Leon, I’d see them around, setting trends not following and just doing different things and killing everything.
Of course Dave Osato and Clint Millar!

Where are you living at the moment? And where did you grow up?
I’m living in a rad little town called Seaford, which is about an hour down the peninsula from Melbourne city, I’ve only ever lived in a 30 minute radius of that area haha!

What does a regular Saturday out on the bike usually consist of?
I’ve worked every Saturday for the last 7 years! I recently changed my roster and now I get a bit of a sleep in and then hit the messages and see where the session is on, my fail safe plan is Frankston park! 5 minutes away and SO fun!

What are you doing for work these days?
I work 3 days a week spinning tools at Sealy’s cycles in Frankston and some casual work in a coffee van!

Top 3 places you’ve ridden over the years:
Area 43. A dream come true!
Millar’s ramp. Perfect!
The Sanctuary. A crazy Bmx playground in Yosemite! Best people!

What are your interests outside of Riding?
Tattoos. I’m into road cycling and mountain bike mechanics and cycling history, no interest in riding them though HA!

Car you own/drive:
1999 AU XR6 FALCON UTE, sprayed the wheels black and bounce the limmy on the daily!

Tell us something about your local scene:
The younger crew coming through are keeping it alive, the parks are so good, spoilt for choice!

What motivates you to go out and ride all the time?
I just love it, I like filming with coop and learning new stuff, Stretton lives here now so any session with him usually gets productive!

Favourite place you’ve travelled to and why?
California! Rode dream spots and met some amazing people!

Good meals to eat:
I love Asian food, dumplings/noodles/rice/soup oh man!! So good!

Give us some bands/musicians you are into these days:
My iPod is usually on shuffle and it goes from Yellawolf to Madonna to The Misfits and all over the place!

Favourite Colony product?
Transformer brakes, I set the spring tension really hard and my previous brake calipers couldn’t handle it, these can!

What has BMX has taught you:
I don’t know, it’s given me a life someone that doesn’t ride will never experience, that’s a hard one haha!

The usual thanks…
The man, Clint Millar. Cooper Brownlee, Pete Seal and Robbie Keen. There’s no words to show you my love and gratitude for everything you’ve done for me over all these years, I love you!

Instagram account:
@paulpollycooperbmx