Midweek Mini Movies

As the middle of the week rolls around once again, our regular roundup of bike-based video is here to help you through the wasteland of the working week and try and get you stoked up like a little steam train to go and get out on your bike…

About five years ago, the whole trend of riding edits on this here interweb kicked off and the Stund crew were amongst the first to produce free, online video. That helped prevent large segments of the mountain biking population doing any work and clogged up 56K modems with BC based riding. Well, they’ve returned for a third season and this is the first episode, kicking it off in the woods of Nelson where the cycle of building, riding and generally messing about continues much the same as ever. Thanks to Pete for the suggestion…

Did you see summer last week? Nice wasn’t it, well worth waiting for. Multimedia soul-stealer Duncan Philpott and the ThisIsSheffield crew took advantage of it and went for a bike ride…

We’re trying not to get overly negative about the entrance of Autumn and the increase in dead leaves on the trails as there are some upsides. There’s renewed impetus to get out and ride with your mates in the afternoon and make the most of any good weather before darkness and rain finally descends – or if you’re in the Alps, snow buries the trails for months at a time. Autumn is possibly the most beautiful season in the Alps, as this bit of video from Phil and Lucy at Bike Verbier goes to show. The trail is on the stunning side too, with a lovely bit of ridge riding, more singletrack than you can shake a stick at, all bathed in evening light.

Everyone remember the Red Bull Mini Drome? When it headed down to London, the un-broken version of Chris Akrigg took the win, but recently it headed up to Glasgow to let the Scots have a go at smashing themselves to bits on a tiny wooden track. They didn’t disappoint, and Somhairle MacDonald was there to catch the falls – you can read his blog from the Glasgow Mini Drome too. Music is by him too…

A bicycle has two wheels – and Filme Von Draussen does it justice with two angles. It’s a really nice little edit about riding your bike, all in multi-angle-o-vision.

The final round of the Chain Reaction Cycles MTB Marathon Series took place in Ruthin, North Wales on the weekend. With both a night marathon as well as daytime race, there was plenty of chance for riders to explore the trails around the Clywidan range…

It was the Frome Cobble Wobble last weekend too, 179 yards of cobble-based sprinting (mostly in unsuitable attire) and here’s a little lo-fi video from the event. It’s all we’ve got – until the Red Bull video making machine releases the glossy version. Looks cracking fun though…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaUJWU6SzIU

That’s all for this week – if you’ve got any suggestions then send them in to newsdesk@singletrackworld.com and we’ll get them up here next week…

 

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