Video: Boardman rider crashes at Cwmcarn

By BikeRadar | Thursday, January 21, 2010 3.00pm

Halfords have posted a new video on YouTube to demonstrate the importance of wearing a helmet when mountain biking.

Featuring professional stuntman and former World Cup downhill rider Rob Jarman, the footage is an out-take from the company’s recent foray into online 3D advertising. It was filmed at Cwmcarn, South Wales in very windy conditions.

Rob says: “I came round the corner and was faced with three fairly straight forward, smallish table-tops. However, as soon as both wheels were off the ground the wind took control and keeping the bike on course and not scrubbing speed was proving difficult.

“On the second take I must have caught a pedal on entry to the second jump and just flipped over the bars. Luckily I had the presence of mind to roll out.”

Related links

Halfords say: “However good you think you are, a helmet is as important to a cyclist as wheels and brakes.”

Watch the video now:

Please install Adobe Flash player to view this content

You can follow BikeRadar on Twitter at

You can follow BikeRadar on Twitter at and on Facebook at
You can also improve your fitness and train with us on

User Comments

Post a Comment:

BikeRadar Partner Offers

Bike Rags

Bike Rags


Reflective clothing with a difference - use promo code 'BRD' and get 15% off




Find the right cycling holiday for you with MuchBetter Adventures