The UK Riding Scene Is Rowdy, Raucous & Rapid - Video

Apr 30, 2018
by Tom Caldwell  
Views: 18,471    Faves: 240    Comments: 7


The UK's current crop of young riding talent is mind-blowing, and these two rippers are no exception. First up - Joel Anderson. Somerset's finest airtime addict and Loosefest nutcase. Along with Mike Beasley - Dustyhuckers boss man, skilled trail builder, and one of South Wales fastest lads who never puts the tools down. Combine those two lads with the biggest bike park the UK has ever seen and you've got a recipe for some wild DH trains.

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Joel keeping it low over the Enter The Dragon tables, avoiding the turbulence in the Welsh airspace.

Images for BPW Rowdy Train Video. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
Mike letting it all hang out aboard his Trek Session Park with captain highlighter in tow.

Images for BPW Rowdy Train Video. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
It was awesome to see the infrastructure and the sheer size of the trail network they have there. Being in the North, I hadn't seen what they had going on there. An overused saying, but there is something for everyone. I just wanted to ditch my camera and ride some fast, rough and rocky tracks like this one!
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Probably one of the strangest pictures I've ever taken. And I'm not entirely sure it'll happen again. This is one of the older, less ridden 'pro' line tracks that linger on the far side of the hill, that many people probably don't even know exist.

There you have it, some DH trains and a bit of metal for your day. Big thanks to the lads for sending it and cheers to Bike Park Wales/Stans No Tubes for letting us have an awesome day in the valleys.

Track – Moving On – Satans Hollow
Video/Photo/Words – Caldwell Visuals


MENTIONS: @StansNoTubes @BikeParkWales


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50 Comments

  • + 32
 Bike Park Wales you shouldn't have to pedal inbetween jumps......
  • + 4
 my first trip there in may, I'm taking low expectations to hopefully be impressed?
  • + 12
 @nojzilla: BPW is fun, but it caters for everyone so is naturally a little thin on the gnarly end of the spectrum. Revolution Bike park, though was white knuckles for me i'd definitely recommend that place if you want more choice of the tough stuff.
  • + 2
 @nojzilla: the stuff there is incredible, some of the best trails in the UK imo.
  • + 6
 @blackjack88: I love Revs, it scares the shit outta me! my fave is Black mountains
  • + 32
 Bike Park Wales is where you go to ride. Black Mountains is where you go to flow. Revo is where you go to scare yourself shitless!
  • + 1
 @blackjack88: +1 on that. Was there Saturday in the dry and the place was insane...dread to think what it's like damp?
  • + 1
 its what happens when they build trails for themselves not for the punters.
  • + 3
 Your totally wrong these trails are built for punters, if they built them for themselves they would not be pedaling.
  • + 0
 I’ve never been but I’ve not heard good things from people I know who’ve been. Literally everyone loves revs though.
  • + 2
 @b45her: What a strange thing to say. How did you get to that conclusion?
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: It all depends on what you are after, if you want fun, fast and varied trails then BPW is great. If you want to challenge yourself with the biggest, scariest, gnarliest riding in the UK you might be disappointed. Personally I love it there, just make sure you ride Insufficient Funds.
  • + 2
 @Attilauk: got two days so.....
  • + 5
 @nojzilla: if you have a choice take a trail bike not a DH bike
  • + 2
 @hairy1976: that's what I've heard, :/ not really a DH spot
  • + 2
 @haroman666: amen brother
  • + 1
 I agree... but there's not much you can do about how steep the hill is!
  • + 1
 @haroman666: and somewhere hidden away between those you got the amazing tirpentwys trails! Best place for riding around this end I think, and free!
  • + 20
 You don't need a shitty energy drink to ride like a sick cunt
  • + 4
 Love watching riders like this... Fast, gnarly, but not so polished that they don't show any mistakes.
  • + 2
 Totally agree
  • + 5
 That last move should be called the flipmannylando, sounds very welsh.
  • + 4
 Just in case someone is wondering, track ID is Satan's Hallow - Moving On.
  • + 4
 What an ending, backflip to manual-skills!
  • + 3
 That nose manual/wheelie pic is dope! Well done:-)
  • + 2
 Awesome! Wish I was out riding instead of watching someone else have fun. These guys can shred it up.
  • + 1
 Soundtrack is devastating \m/ look those guys up.

Where the helllll is that last line at BPW?!
Gotta have a go on that rock booter.
  • + 1
 That rock booter is the pro line on 50 shades, its quite far down and well hidden
  • + 1
 Join The Dots!
  • + 1
 @DannyMoore1988: Totally missed that on 50 shades. But it was a dark and wet day and everything looked the same
  • + 1
 @sickbicycleco: you have to turn off to the right on 50 shades about 2/3 the way down - it’s the yellow/black line. It’s rad. That big rock is barely a bike length and scarey as fook.

Those talking smack on BPW, would love to know where is better for decent trails per square mile. The big stuff is big, the gnarly stuff is gnarly and everything is fun. It’s trail bike territory I agree though.
  • + 1
 they say enduro bikes are as capable as DH bikes now. watching this i'm thinking you'd get killed riding like this on an enduro bike.
  • + 2
 Sam Hill world champs nukeproof mega?
  • + 2
 Satan's Hallow is quickly becoming my favourite..
  • + 1
 And they're not on Spotify - such a shame.
  • + 1
 Can't get enough of the rowdy brits. Were those old time hope brakes on that session?
  • + 2
 insane I mean like the whole thing,wished this would never end
  • + 1
 Woop Woop! Das da sound a da police. Way too fast gonna get your whips towed!
  • + 2
 Caldwell Visuals make the best videos.
  • + 1
 sick edit, makes me want to shred dirt merchant
  • + 1
 I feel sea sick after watching this. So much movement in all the shots
  • + 1
 That place looks like an absolute blast. Sweet vid got me pumped.
  • + 2
 Bunch of mad c*unts
  • + 1
 That was INSANE! Awesome video
  • + 1
 That riding is as good as you'd see from someone in a redbull helmet
  • + 1
 fuh'ing nut'ah! as they say in the queen's land.
  • + 0
 f*ck yeah, DH&Metal&Pussy
  • + 1
 Dudes are flying...
  • + 1
 Skeet up boys
  • + 1
 Bpw looks fun!!

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