Every Wednesday we’ll be posting a round-up of videos that have caught our eye over the previous seven days.
Starting this week’s collection is Finlay Shand’s build-up to tackling his first blue run at Glentress Forest. No big deal, right? Well, not exactly. You see, Finlay is just three years old. The video opens with an ominous warning from the young Scot to new World Champion Danny Hart, before we’re thrown back a year to the time Finlay rode his first two-wheeler. The video, shot entirely on an iPhone, is superbly put together and tracks his progress until he’s finally ready to hit Glentress.
The Collective Anthology
Next up is a trailer for The Collective Anthology. The Collective was a group of filmmakers, photographers and mountain bikers brought together by a shared love of riding bikes. In total they produced three films – The Collective, Roam and Seasons – which together explored their sport and followed some of the world’s top downhill and freeriders as they competed at the highest level around the globe.
The new anthology brings all three films together for the first time and includes a documentary about the making of the films, plus a short film about acclaimed mountain bike photographer Sterling Lorence. For a limited time, a Blu-ray version of Seasons is also thrown in and is available to buy now directly from their website for £27.47/£46.95.
Geraint gunning for London
Our sister site Cyclingnews.com caught up with Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas at the annual Champions of Cyclosport Dinner to find out his plans for 2012. His number one goal is winning gold at next summer’s Olympic Games in London and he’ll be sacrificing the Spring Classics and Tour de France to achieve it. Check out what he had to say below.
I didn’t run you over
Finally, to highlight Road Safety Week, here’s an account of what it’s like to be knocked off your bike by a vehicle. The cyclist was badly shaken up by the incident, but appears to escape without serious damage. The same can’t be said for his bike, however. If the video tells us one thing, it’s that helmet cameras are increasingly vital to city commuters as a tool to document crashes such as this.