Video: Harry Main Rides Havok Bike Park

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Rather than mountain biking, Harry Main is known far more for riding, and being incredibly talented at, BMX. He’s recently discovered a love of MTB though, and has been posting a few videos of it here and there. Last week, he visited our local bike park, Havok. It’s not a huge bike park (yet), with only a couple of traditional lines accessible to all riders, but the freeride lines additional to those boast some absolutely enormous features. Of course, Harry had to hit them, and he crashed, but we don’t want to spoil that because it’s entirely worth watching this video for.

Be warned, much like Amanda Batty, Harry is an extremely sweary rider.


(No video? Here’s a link).

Harry Main - Havok Bike Park
This is the enormous gap at Havok – the trail is kept locked up, and before you’re allowed to ride it, the park owners have to see you in action.

A BMX background means he’s pretty confident in the air, but a little less so on greasy, rocky terrain. Here’s the thing: Harry jumps things most of us here in the office never will. But, having ridden that red line with sections he describes as “very technical”, our definition of tech is somewhat different. Harry, Havok’s just down the road from our office; gizza shout next time you’re up this way and we’ll show you some proper tech! The local riding ranges from just choppier trails than Havok’s got, to Hebden Death Tech…

Harry Main - Havok Bike Park
Big smile! That’s what mountain biking does for you.
Harry Main - Havok Bike Park
Harry demonstrates a shaky hand standing on the takeoff…
Harry Main - Havok Bike Park
… but hits it.

Bio from Ride UK: “Harry first started riding a BMX at the age of 11, was taking part in competitive events at 16, and turned pro two years later, quickly becoming well-known around Europe for his astonishing mix of technical skills and ‘go-big’ ability, best illustrated by his trademark, jaw-dropping 1080.

“Things got even bigger for Harry Main in 2009 when a series of web edits that featured him pulling amazing technical trick combos went viral, and he became an overnight internet sensation. The worldwide attention secured him his first X Games invitation, but just before he was to make his debut in the competition, he broke his ankle and was forced to withdraw.”

Harry Main - Havok Bike Park
What a ledge.

What something a little less sweary? Check out our little shredder riding Havok!

David Hayward

Singletrack Contributor

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

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