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Nitro BMX Stars Lent a Hand After Devastating Australia Flood

May 11, 2017

BMX veterans Todd Meyn, Jed Mildon, and Andy Buckworth turned out to help victims affected by a devastating flood in New South Wales, Australia, when Nitro Circus stopped for a show in Lismore on April 25. The flood hit at the end of March around Northern NSW. Less than a month later, the area was thankfully on the mend, but there is still a long road back to pre-flood conditions. So Todd, Jed, and Andy went out to Lismore a few days early to see if they could assist the relief effort. “It was pretty devastating to see the damage that it had caused to the town, to see people’s houses completely destroyed and possessions ruined,” Todd says. The people of Lismore eagerly accepted the extra hands, and the Nitro athletes spent the day helping out wherever possible.

Nitro Circus Crew helps with Lismore flood relief
Nitro Circus Crew helps with Lismore flood relief

The three BMX stalwarts also got a chance to swing by a local skatepark. “We had one of our biggest skatepark crowds ever,” Todd says. “We rode and put on a little show for them, which they seemed very grateful for.”

Nitro Circus Crew helps with Lismore flood relief
Nitro Circus Crew helps with Lismore flood relief

“I love being a part of Nitro Circus,” Todd says. “We not only get to travel the world doing what we love progressing action sports — but getting the opportunity to do these kind of activities, giving back to the people and making people smile. There is nothing more rewarding.”

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