November 1, 2011
The Kendal Mountain Festival has returned and once again they’ll be hosting the very popular ‘Bike Night’ on Friday 18th November. This year they’ve managed to get film-maker Clay Porter of Three Minute Gaps, The Atherton Project and The Tipping Point fame to come along for a question and answer session, hosted by our favourite bearded tramp-a-like skills coach, Ed Oxley.
He’ll also be showing a trailer for his upcoming Steve Peat biopic, Won’t Back Down.
You can take a look at the full programme of events for the Mountain Festival here and the press release for Bike Night is below:
“Bike Night is always a sell out event at KMF and year on year the content just gets more astounding and inspiring. This year we are excited to welcome the legendary bike filmmaker Clay Porter to Kendal.
To top the bill we are equally chuffed to have Ed Oxley from Great Rock TV fame hosting the event. We have all come to respect Ed’s passion and knowledge of our sport and as they say ‘Believe the Beard’ ! Ed will not only run proceedings in his inimitable way but will interview Clay and take questions from the audience.
Clay Porter is mountain bike racing’s most in demand filmmaker. Widely classed as one of the most influential people in Mountain Biking, Clay has become synonymous with films such as The Tipping Point, The Atherton Project, F1RST, Between The Tape and most recently 3 Minute Gaps. He is currently working on a project featuring the one and only Mr Steve Peat. We are delighted to welcome Clay to KMF and to our region which certainly boasts rich traditions in UK mountain bike development, be it through our renown trails, vibrant bike scene and local athletes at the top of their game.
Behind the scenes takes, new film footage plus insights into the skills and forays from travels far and wide makes this event unmissable. Clay’s fanbase is truly global and this is sure to be sell-out event!
There will surely be a great cross-section of bike enthusiasts to enjoy Clay’s unique insight into top level filmmaking and the characters behind his stunning films.
All this plus the best in two-wheeled film from around the world and top tips from Ed Oxley make this one of this year’s hot events!