There’s a new mountain bike film out this autumn. It features zero ‘sweet kickers’, no 60ft gap jumps and absolutely nothing explodes. It’s called ‘Reveal the Path’ and it follows a handful of riders as they ride their bikes in assorted scenic parts of the world, meet the locals, get lost in the dark, get rained on, midged and sunburnt.
The film, presented by adventure bike company Salsa Cycles is about as far from the recent crop of huck-fests as you can get, yet the 70 minute film is well worth a watch for the stunning scenery and to follow the riders as they journey through Scotland, Switzerland, Morocco, Nepal and Alaska.
The UK Premiere of the film will take place on Thursday September 20th in Hebden Bridge at the great Hebden Bridge Picture House. Our own Chipps will be hosting an evening there with Reveal the Path and, after an intermission (with a full bar on site) Anthill Films’ successful ‘Strength in Numbers’. There will also be some surprises during the evening. Tickets can be bought on the door for £6 for the evening. This is part of the wider South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival, which is also organising a ride round the Mary Towneley Loop the day after the film. So come and get inspired and then get tired the next day.
In addition to the Premiere on September 20th, top endurance rider Paul Errington is organising a mini UK tour with the film. The first of these will be on:
Thursday September 27th at the Cycle Hub Café in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Paul’s got a Facebook page set up for that one. There will be prizes from Salsa and Berghaus sponsorship for the evening too.
Then on Thursday October 4th, Alpkit will be showing the film in Nottingham.
Paul is keen to get the film shown in other places around the country, so if you’re keen to put on a showing yourself, or know somewhere that would want to, then you can email Paul here
Here’s a trailer for Reveal the Path
And, for those coming to Hebden Bridge on September 20th, here’s Strength in Numbers