There's nothing I enjoy more in the world than riding my bike
UK-born Vert and Street specialist Sebastian ‘Bas’ Keep gained notoriety on the BMX scene well over a decade ago by back-flipping the ditch in an early Backyard Jam event. Since his UK debut, Bas has earned a name for himself as an ambassador for European BMX on the international BMX stage.
During his riding career, Bas has picked up a number of accolades and awards – in 2005, Bas was crowned Biggest Air Winner at the Etnies Backyard Jam, and in 2009 he picked up the Best Rider award at the Nike 6.0 Tunnel Jam in the UK. Readers of Ride UK magazine voted Bas as the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the British rider almost rode to victory at VANS rebeljam, with a second place finish.
In 2008, Bas spearheaded the ‘Brighton Ain't Ready’ film project, spanning six months and based completely in the seaside city. It was the most highly-anticipated BMX film of the year. A year later, Bas came away with a win at Red Bull’s Soweto Sessions event in South Africa – some achievement given that the boy from Hastings hates sitting on planes for any length of time.
His most famous feat though is easily 2017's Walls – a two-year project that saw Bas scale the length and breadth of the UK to find some of the most inaccessible wall rides around. Armed with some moveable ramps and a head full of ideas, it still leaves you with goosebumps to this day.