One of our favourite guys out there, Wethepeople rider Joeri Veul filmed this video shortly before he suffered a brain haemorrhage last year. Joeri is taking some time away from riding whilst he recovers but managed to put together this video with a few clips of his homies in The Netherlands to finish it off. Much love and respect to Joeri for pushing through the tough times and staying motivated. We cant wait to see you back on a bike soon Joeri!
"Back in September 2020 I suffered from an acute brain haemorrhage. Suddenly I was not able to ride my BMX anymore, something I built my life around over the past 13 years. Before this happened I was always out looking for spots, filming and hanging out with friends who also happen to ride bikes… I always enjoyed filming or being filmed, as you can push each other to battle against a trick you have in mind. Besides that, filming also encapsulates the whole scene surrounding that trick. The random encounters with strangers on the streets, the many flat tires that were had that day, or whatever funny situation you happen to get in with friends. It’s a compilation of lifelong memories you shared with friends. This video is just that: a compilation of memories that we gathered just before I got the haemorrhage. I hope to create many more when I’m able to ride in a few years again."- Joeri Veul
Filmed by Frank Nabuurs, Twan van Wijk, Kamiel Geus, Sharvan Debi-Tewari, Jessie Dinkelaar, Sylvester, Halux Visions, Ivan Veul and Joeri Veul. Edited by Joeri Veul.