Matt Barton – Question Time


Matt Barton (Now That's Midschool!)



Area you reside?

Middleton, Greater Manchester

When did you get into BMX?

Properly, 1997. The first time around, 1983.

First BMX?

Raleigh Burner – Blue and yellow.

Current BMX?

Metal Bikes Journeyman with assorted S&M, Odyssey, Kink etc parts

Favourite place to ride?

Oldham and surrounding areas. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Top 3 BMX-related memories?

In no particular order, Northern John’s Caveman Drop in at Woodhead Reservoir around 2010. Riding with John “Ratboy” Wrigley 3 times in Phoenix, AZ back in 2003 and Wayne Womack’s roof gap at the OG Horbury School back around 2000ish.


I loved the stuff coming out of Phoenix AZ during the y2k era, give or take a few years. I loved the US East Coast street scene of the same era. I was always a hucker though. Do-or-die shit with no finesse needed.

I guess my biggest influences were those that influenced me directly. The friends that said stuff like, “this has got your name on it”. Those that talked me into doing stuff. Challenged me. Goaded me.

Who are your perfect people to share a deck with?

Anyone of the usual suspects that I’ve rode with over the years, that are up for the heckle!


Anything and everything thing these days….apart from rave shit.

Favourite BMX Video Section?

I’m going to go with Dave Parrick on Nowhere Fast. I just love the riding, the speed of the riding and the way it goes together with Pink Floyd’s Brain Damage.

Favourite single clip from BMX Video?

Favourite single move? Vic Ayala’s looooooong Feeble ender on his section of the first Animal vid.

Other interests?

Watching the world eat itself slowly but surely, collecting and restoring BMX frames of note, endurance motor racing.

Last words?

I’m here for a good time, not a long time.