Riding at my old training spot! Behind the Scenes

I love riding my dirtbike. More than anything else, riding a bike for the pure joy of it is dear to me. Ten years ago I wanted to be fast, to race and see how quick I could be on a bike because it seemed important.


I rode a lot at ‘the Patches’, a local disused piece of forest adjacent to a coal mine. It’s pretty typically Welsh; slippery, tight, not strictly legal and it was ours. All the local kids rode there, I rode there and it was a big part of my riding development. In a sadistic way I loved it.


Now it’s a place where riding is legal. They’ve put a huge amount on work into the venue, linked all our old tracks together and made it 100 times better than it was. I filmed a lap, did a ton of riding and left with a huge grin on my face. That’s what it’s all about right?



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