We Were Rad Book

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We Were Rad Book

The We Were Rad BMX book is an absolute beast of a book covering the history of UK BMX throughout the 1980’s. The book includes over 12,000 images submitted by over 400 contributors as well as over 100,000 words from many of the top riders of the times including Craig Schofield, Tom Lynch, Pete Middleton, Craig Campbell, Andy Ruffell, Geoff Barraclough, Geth Shooter, Dylan Clayton and many many more. The book profiles many of the key BMX shops and distributors of the time including Alans BMX, Edwardes, Shiner, Sussex BMX and many more. 

This is the story of UK BMX in the 80s as told by the people who lived and loved it!

With photos from the 70s and 80s and the period of old school BMX and mid school BMX when it was just known as BMX!! Coming in at a whopping 450 pages with printed endpapers and weighing around 2.5kg!!  

The book was lovingly put together by Andrew Rigby, Clive Pilkington, and Antony Frascina over a period of 4 years and is a must have for anyone who rode BMX during this time period. 

Size 280 x 216mm portrait 
It has a soft touch laminated hardback cover and inside the highest quality lithgraph print is on high quality 170gsm paper. 
Designed in the UK and printed in the EU, the principal designer for We Were Rad is Ian Roxburgh who worked on the Trawler's skateboarding books and R.A.D. (Read and Destroy) skateboarding magazine. 

Please note due to the sheer weight of this book it is too heavy for Royal Mail. It has to go with the courier and so can only go using the heavy duty service with is a surcharge of £8.00 on top of our normal postage charge.

Standard delivery service 1-2 days

Orders under £50 are £3.95

Orders over £50 are Free


  • We will do our best to ship all ‘in-stock’ orders that are placed before 2pm on the same day (excludes weekends).
  • Highlands, Islands and off-shore UK destinations should allow extra time because of their remote locations.
  • All orders placed during the weekend will be dispatched the following working day.



All UK orders are dispatched with Royal Mail or Fedex and can be fully tracked & traced online.


Please contact us within 2 days of delivery listing any missing or damaged items.

Before returning any items you must first contact us to obtain an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorisation). The RMA will help us to speed up the return process. 


Please contact us directly to find out the warranty policies for specific brands and products as these may vary from product to product. When contacting us regarding warranty issues please include pictures to assist the return procedure.

RETURN ADDRESS: Backyard Returns, c/o Seventies BMX Distribution, 51 Woodland Vale Road, Hastings, St Leonards-on-sea, TN37 6JJ

Email: info (at) backyardbmx.co.uk

Phone: 01424 857239