Mountain Biking – The Untold British Story

A Film Documentary from Singletrack Magazine and Blue Hippo Media, in association with Orange Bikes, Hope Technology and Islabikes.

Mountain Biking:The untold British story from Singletrack & Blue Hippo Media on Vimeo.

Mountain biking is now in it’s 4th decade and it’s come a long way from it’s beginnings in the hills of the West Coast USA. But that’s only part of the story. The UK MTB scene grew in parallel to the well told US tale and this documentary, shot and co-produced with Blue Hippo Media and BAFTA award winning film-maker Michael Clifford, aims to layout the complete and unique history of how the MTB developed in British mud.

 I’m so excited that there is going to be a film looking back at the history of Mountain Biking in the UK. It will be a great chance for me to reminisce a little and also will be an amazing education for our young generation of mountain bikers. It’s an exciting history that I think has yet to be pieced together, so I can’t wait to learn a little myself too.”

Tracy Moseley 4 X World MTB Champion

Through archive footage of early XC racing through to the modern, adrenaline filled disciplines of Enduro and downhill, this film lays out the British claim to the origins of the modern mountain bike scene.

Featuring interviews with legendary names such as Tracy Moseley, Steve Peat, Dan Gee and Rachel Atherton, Martyn Ashton, Rob Warner, Gary Fisher, Jason Miles, Geoff Apps, Carlton Reid and many more, this is the story of how the Brits have carved their names into history and helped shape the global phenomenon that is mountain biking.

 

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