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In 1994 I was the presenter of CHAIN GANG, a six part magazine series on cycling, produced for Tyne Tees TV and Yorkshire Television.
One of the show’s interviewees was Jason McRoy, Britain’s first truly global MTB superstar.
The video below contains footage - with permission of Tyne Tees and Rose McRoy - of Jason more than a year before he starred in the famous MBUK video, Dirt.
Jason McRoy - 1994 TV appearance from Quickrelease.tv on Vimeo.
Unbelievably, Jason died in 1995 but his memory lives on…
BikeRadar.com has just run an excellent two-part feature on Jason and his legacy:
Riders and journalists pay their tributes
Jim McRoy talks about his son, the first homegrown global superstar of British mountain biking
Video also available as a direct download via Libsyn or for Apple TV via iTunes.