Every man and his dog seem to have been uploading new cycling videos and teasers for the latest bike movies this month, so here’s a quick round-up.
Lifecycles is the hotly-anticipated new movie from renowned mountain bike photographer Derek Frankowski and celebrated filmmaker Ryan Gibb. Shot entirely in HD and designed to be shown on the big screen in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, it follows the life of the bicycle from its creation through to its ultimate demise.
The film features some of North America’s top freeriders – Graham Agassiz, Mike Hopkins, Matt Hunter, Cam McCaul, Riley McIntosh, Evan Schwartz, Brandon Semenuk and Thomas Vanderham – in some stunning locations, and has been likened to “National Geographic meets The Collective“. You can check out the trailer below:
Copies can be pre-ordered from www.lifecyclesfilm.com and will be distributed in Europe by www.x-tremevideo.com. A UK tour has been organised to promote the film, which will visit the following locations (more venues to be confirmed – check the website for updates):
- 11 November: Glasgow Film Theatre.
- 14 November: Zeffirellis, Ambleside.
- 17 November: Showroom, Sheffield.
- 18 November: Prince Charles Cinema, London.
- 10 December: Hyde Park Picturehouse, Leeds.
Lifecycles will be shown alongside VAST, the latest work from Ionate Films. You can watch a teaser for this look at European freeriding below:
Guy on a fixie going up and down Stelvio
At the other end of the cycling spectrum is the clip below, which shows Patrick Seabase climbing Italy’s famous Stelvio Pass and then bombing back down – on a fixed gear bike. Filmed by Renaud Skyronka, it shows just what’s possible on even the most basic of bikes – as long as you’ve got the willpower. On his website, Patrick writes: “It was an outstanding experience, mentally and physically. Enjoy the edit.”
Teaser for Danny MacAskill’s forthcoming vid
Danny MacAskill’s Inspired Bicycles vid is probably the most viewed riding film of all time, with over 20 million hits on YouTube. His latest project, Way Back Home, is due for release next month and follows MegaSkill as he travels from Edinburgh to his home on the Isle of Skye, hitting up riding spots along the way in his unique style. Check out the teaser below:
Proving that it’s not just the guys who can bust a move or two out on the trails – and in the studio – Liam Murphy from Skyline Cycles at Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre in south Wales has sent us this artfully shot edit showing some of the local riding talent in the woods and modelling the latest Fox gear:
Life of a New York bike courier
Last but by no means least, the clip below follows another Red Bull rider, North American bicycle courier champion Austin Horse, as he weaves through city traffic in New York. Austin appears in this month’s Red Bulletin magazine. Check him out in action: