It takes a special kind of rider to last a whole decade with a sponsor, keeping a career in BMX burning as strong as it did when they got their start. Ben Hennon is celebrating 10 years with Vans and it’s easy to see why! Here’s a special video they put together filled with footage from the past 10 years of riding and good times along the way! Don’t expect to see Ben slowing down any time soon!
“Ben Hennon has been there and done pretty much all of it, and made it look fun every step of the way. He recently stepped away from being a Pro BMX rider so Vans thought it only right to celebrate ten years of partnership and edited together some of the best moments they’ve had together along the way. Whether it was touching the roof at contests or ripping his local setup, everything has always been 100% with Ben.” – DIG
“I was just a little french Flatland kid and remembered being so impressed (yet scared) by Ben when we first met at NASS in 2008. His riding was so powerful and his face was always so crazy when he was riding. That's the first impression I had: a crazy guy from Northern England. Fast forward 6 years, I'm on filming trip with him in South Africa and we are partying together in the house where we are staying in. I kinda stopped and thought, 'fuck I had him all wrong!' Hennon is the coolest, yet toughest, dude you'll ever meet. He's always down to ride, always down to party and most importantly always down to laugh. He has his own sense of humour, which some people don't get, but that fucking cracks me up. When I knew Ben was on a trip, I was always so hyped to go 'cause I knew I was gonna have the best time! I have thousands of Hennon stories that you'll probably never hear, and that's the part of the legacy that he's left. You made BMX look fucking good mate, and I'm gonna miss going on trips with you! See again you soon I hope!" – Matthias Dandois (Vans Teammate)