Possibly the most painful MTB video we’ve seen – and there’s not even a crash!

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We just stumbled across this and it’s pretty painful. For the first 30 seconds you’ll probably have a snigger at the outfits, and the bikes. And then maybe the outfits again. Keep going, and you’ll have a bit of a giggle at the acting too. Keep going, and you’ll start to wince a little, as you sit through it for another retake. The camera work will have you biting your nails.

When your co-host is biting their bottom lip, things are not going well.

If you like drawn out awkward humour, this might tickle you. We’re torn between it being too awful to watch, and too awful to miss.

If you’ve ever made or attempted to make a video, then you’ll probably watch this hoping that your bloopers never see the light of day. Indeed, there may be some final cuts that you hope don’t make it out there either.

Because it’s only right that we laugh at ourselves as well as others, here’s a few of our own…

If anyone knows what a ‘seat sausage’ is, we’d be happy to know.

Ollie knows nothing about bikes, but is very good at talking fluently to camera. Maybe we could do some kind of Chipps/Ollie mind meld and end up with another Wil?

Talking of Wil, he is a natural in front of the camera. A true professional. Here he is, retaining professionalism in the face of adversity. We’d like to reassure viewers that his shoulder is OK, and not as badly injured as the last time he dislocated it. Which was, conveniently, also on camera.

We’ll complete the fun at our own expense with Hannah falling off. Here’s an early episode – her first ride clipped in off road.

And not clipped in, but still falling off, here’s Hannah again.

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (3)

    Is Wil known as Bryan Robson around the office?

    Chipps’ vid genuinely had me laughing out loud, genius!

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