Matt Nicklen – Question Time


Matthew Richard Nicklen AKA Pickles (


9 3/4 in leap years (39 earth years)

Area you reside?

Sunny Bournemouth, Dorset

When did you get into BMX?

1st BMX I was 3, I got “into” BMX at about 11 when I got my 1st proper shinner.

First BMX?

Lots of crap Argos stuff, 1st bike when I looked at things differently was an Emmelle Invader! Proper POS.

Current BMX?

Funny one this, I hold way too much emotion when it comes to bikes. Don’t like most brands unless they care about BMX so I currently ride a UNITED Zuin.

Favourite place to ride?

Best skatepark UNIT 23, fave place to ride, Prevail! But I always had a progressive session at the Base RIP

Top 3 BMX-related memories?

1. Had my honeymoon at Woodwood West, the whole place to ourselves.

2. Matt Hoffman coming to CSG Poole, no1 was ready for me to walk in the room. Proper Wayne’s world moment, room split in half, i glided across the room and sat next to him (sat on Ben Hennons lap) and made myself known.

3. Any roadtrip. Sit in my car and I’ll tell ya stories for days! I live the bloody dream and if we’ve ever crossed paths, probably was the best day ever for me haha.








Who are your perfect people to share a deck with?

Preferably anyone on a bike hahah but I can’t give you names I love everyone. Might be easier for me to say who I wouldn’t wanna sit with haha.


I live for fight music! Anything that tells you to fuck off is what I listen to haha

Deez Nuts is a good example

Hatebreed/Misfits/Bad Religion are on the current list

Obvs Props music

Favourite BMX Video Section?

Nate Hanson Nowhere Fast

The Mainiac in FBM All Time Low

Colin Mackay Digital interface

Kevin Porter (every section)

Favourite single clip from BMX Video?

Kevin Porter, Tailwhip kickflip xup is the tits!!

Other interests?


What’s Next???

Working closely with British Cycling to peruse the lifer dream, earning my qualifications as a BMX freestyle coach and a freestyle bmx judge! Hoping to help build a bigger future for the Dorset BMX scene!! Continually putting on events for our locals and on a mission to keep BMX great for everyone!

Last words?

Big thank you to my family and friends. That means you reading this!!