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February 20, 2023

Vintage Snaps of Kids Jumping Their Bikes in the 1970s and 1980s

There were two types of kids in the 1970s and 1980s, those who were on the bike doing a jump, and those who were lying on the ground being jumped over.

Whether it was hurtling up rickety ramps, flying through the air or pulling wheelies, it was the ultimate buzz for thrill-seekers in the 1970s and 1980s. Taking poorly made bike jumps without a helmet was the norm...

Some daring young BMX riders even jumped their then trendy new bikes over friends and relations brave enough lie on the ground beneath them, through a bonfire, or even – with zero chancing of ever reaching dry land – off a pier into the sea, as these photos from those heady days show.

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