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Break the Cycle & Beyond the Threshold In Edinburgh

The first Scottish screening of Ronan Taylor’s “Beyond the Threshold” and we’re also showing Andy Yoong’s “Break the Cycle“. It’s too cold and wet to get out on the bike at the moment, so why not head over to Edinburgh’s Bongo Club on March 11th to watch to of the newest mountain bike films to hit our screens this year. We’ll be kicking off the evening with Beyond The Threshold which showcases some of the year’s best downhill action in [...]

Michal Prokop: TWELVE

Twelve months, twelve short documentaries on a long way to success. Trainings. Races. Travelling. Life. This is TWELVE – a new project of the mountain biker and BMXer Michal Prokop. Not only by its coarse visual interpretation TWELVE picks up the threads of michal.prokop09 calendar, however it uses a wider potential of video technologies. Rob Trnka’s camera takes the past month of Michal Prokop, just as he has actually spent it. Without any adornments and planning. It doesn’t aim to [...]

Happy Christmas!!

So what’s occurrin’ then? Well first off we want to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas!! Everything has been a bit hectic around here as we’re packing up and moving HQ between Christmas and New Year. So where are we off to? Cardigian, West Wales to be exact, think howies clothing… Why? Opportunities come in many forms and rather than ending up somewhere flat, we choose a spot with a great relaxed scene which is ideal to bring up a [...]

Trans Provence 2009

Before we go any further, let’s get the numbers out the road. The Trans Provence is a 7 day 25 timed-stage race, over 320 km with 9500 metres of climbing and 15200 metres of vertical descent. Basically – this is a big event! Being touted as the definitive all-mountain event, the Trans Provence requires its competitors to be fit and technically proficient – this was NOT going to be a quick blast round Glentress. 2009 is the first year the [...]

Eurofighter 2009

After a winter away from the Alps it was a welcome return to the land where huge silhouettes are painted against the skyline- it is so easy to forget how impressive the mountains are as you approach from Geneva. The heart rate really does rise in anticipation- this is ‘proper’ mountain bike territory. I usually drive down each year, but this time chose to fly out. Oh what a bad decision it was. In the age of ‘cheap’ flights I [...]

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