Sir Jimmy and the front-flip…

by Chipps 4

“Choose Your Adventure” is the call to action on the recently released Outdoor Capital of UK promotion viral vid that’s been filmed by Stu at MTBcut.

The Outdoor Capital of the UK with growth fund support from Visit Scotland engaged local video production company MTBcut to create a series of short cuts. The first, “Iconic Adventures in the Outdoor Capital of the UK” was an instant success. This latest video “Sir Jimmy Savile: “Choose Your Adventure” combines the stunning landscape of The Outdoor Capital with tongue in cheek humour. What better man to front up the promotion than Sir Jimmy Savile, after all he has been an icon of the barmy and bizarre for more than six decades! DJ, marathon man, Top of the Pops presenter and, most famously, fixer. Sir Jimmy was delighted to fix it for the Outdoor Capital team.

Frazer Coupland; Project Director at the Outdoor Capital and wannabe film director reports, “It was incredible, we had no shortage of extremely talented sportspeople to play the part as Sir Jim’s stunt double.” The idea behind the film is that as Sir Jimmy reflects on a lifetime of the fantastic activities and adventures available in the Outdoor Capital. Stunt doubles, dressed in the legendry shell suit and classic cigar demonstrate a range of these skills.

Coupland went onto state ‘The stunt doubles who became involved are all at the top of their game. More than anything these guys were up for a laugh! I feel sure that many will recognise the skills and talents of the likes of Pescod, Anderson and MacAskill (some of them are as famous as Sir Jim himself!) that are on display in the film. They highlight a series of fluid moves on a steep ice face, some awesome early season skiing in a Alpine looking Glencoe, link this together with VW campervans, mountain bike trials riding, some tricky river moves and you have an awesome and hilarious adventure. The film then ends with Sir Jimmy reflecting on his days on Ben Nevis and finally meeting the young pretender.

The release of the movie on youtube is timed to coincide with the launch of the organisation’s new website provided by New Mind. New Mind were selected on the basis of their design expertise, flexibility and versatility of their e tourism solutions and their track record for destinations throughout the UK.

The video can be found here:


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Comments (4)

  1. I believe Jimbo was a decent domestic road racer in his day too.

  2. Rode in the Tour of Britain a few times, over 300 professional races in total is what that man said!… completed 212 marathons too.

  3. That’s a cracking video, brilliant concept. Starting the day with a smile now.

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