Must Watch: Chris Akrigg's 'From There to Here' Full-Length Film

Dec 4, 2018
by Daniel Sapp  

Chris Akrigg is one of the best trials riders in the world. His diverse skill set and ability to ride various bikes, unrestricted by wheel size or discipline, has fueled his career for many years. In his latest film, "From There to Here" Chris gives an exciting and entertaining trip through and glimpse into his life on bikes, starting as a child and up to the present day.

Chris says time played a big role in the project. Coming up on his 40th birthday and having created right at 40 videos thus far, he decided the timing was right to do something a little bit different than what he had in the past. Having had shoulder surgery a couple years ago, while recovering he had time to go through and digitize all of his old footage- hundreds of hours worth. He brought Victor Lucas on board with the project to create the final piece.

Chris added:
bigquotesThis is not a retirement video. Making videos and riding is not something I want to slow down with. I feel that I'm riding good as ever and I want to keep pressing on.
bigquotesIt's not a video of what I used to do, it's just what I've done so far. There's a lot more yet to come."



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78 Comments

  • + 134
 We asked for more Chris Akrigg, we got more Chris Akrigg
  • + 56
 New Akrigg Day, almost as good as new bike day
  • + 27
 It's like we got...... an akriggation of videos. .... I'll get my coat.
  • + 2
 @bigtim: well played!
  • + 73
 I've said it before and i'll say it again, the Worlds best MTB rider. Let me also say he rode the NPS/BDS in 2009 at Llangollen Death Woods track on a trail bike and won Masters 30-39. Then went to Fort William the same year and scored a third place. Legend.
  • + 12
 I would go out on a limb and say the best all-round bicycle rider in general. My opinion of course. Dude has won all sorts of wacky races as well as trials comps and now consistently produces the most entertaining videos in the business.

Also, if @mongoosebikes were to do a limited run of his custom trials frame, they'd be a sure fire hit! Would buy.
  • + 1
 @Wamprat: I forget exactly what frame he uses, but it's another manufacturer with a Mongoose sticker.
  • + 1
 @cwtrials: I thought I saw at some point he had a custom frame made to the specs of the old frame you mentioned.
Regardless, it looks awesome and I would be far more inclined to ride that than one of the current crop of alien looking trials bikes.
  • + 36
 If I was given a wish to come true, it wouldn't be become world champion in DH or win the Tour de France. Riding like Chris Akrigg, that would be my wish.
  • + 5
 I would wanna fly.
  • + 13
 @speed10: I think riding like Chris Akrigg is the next best thing to that
  • + 6
 but what about......2 chicks at the same time!?
  • + 1
 Yeah, I wish that too, but I would include nailing moves 1st try. Awesome Chris, your a super hero. Keep it up.
  • + 34
 World Class and a shout out to Mongoose Bikes for continued support.
  • + 7
 yeah! and indeed, Mongoose got one of the best riders in the world on their books!
  • + 1
 @lesz42: Absolutely, one of kind.
  • + 28
 The best video of the year by far, amazing rider with an amazing story.
Raced Dh against Chris when he was on his trails bike (not trials Smile ), he smoked us, he would have won national champs in masters if it wasn't for a little crash at the bottom of the track.
  • + 14
 I was lucky enough to get an invite to the film's premiere night at Chris' local pub last week. Watching it both massively inspired me to ride, but also made me feel really talentless when you watched some of the death defying stunts he rode out like it was nothing. Great to see some of the best riders in the world giving him props. What a dude, what a legend!
  • + 3
 Like falling off a cliff! Similarities with Rampage there!
  • + 13
 that Danny and Chris come to Martyn's aid on RBP2 just says something about their hearts which to me much outweighs the riding. hats off to yall. Thank you.
  • + 10
 Akrigg is a bloody beast. What differentiates him is his raw power and extreme physical strength which you find lacking in other riders
  • + 5
 He said it. The difference is Willpower. The Will to make it happen, to try a million times. Half the riders on here have the potential for greatness. Sure he has a rad dad, but really, we just don't want it like he does.
  • + 7
 Out of his amazing skills, I think the best thing I have to say about Chris' videos is I'm always leaving with the biggest smile on my face. Just watching him have fun the way he does is truly contagious.
  • + 3
 Interesting. I always was interested in the UK trials scene. I grew up around west coast Canadian freeride, and it always seemed like such a gong show. The UK trials always seemed like a robotic process, done by actual professionals, who were born into it.
  • - 1
 Like I did West coast Canadian freeride myself, and I don't give a f*ck, and I drink 24/7.
  • + 6
 The words "Must Watch" get thrown around pretty lightly sometimes - but this was GREAT. Will watch again.
  • + 3
 Absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta love his attitude and riding, because its pure hearth and will to create something unique. If everybody has done their job like him, world would be a better place...or full of angry people throwing their tools around :-D
  • + 4
 Definitely my favorite rider to watch! Unparalleled creativity, strength and flow. Loved the film, had a feeling some of those moves took quite a few tries. BMX-MTB-trailTrials Master
  • + 5
 Turns out being Chris Akrigg's bike is actually worse than anyone thought Smile
  • + 4
 That was ace... what a film. I must confess, prior to watching this I never really understood what all the fuss was all about.... I do now !!!
  • + 5
 Definitely one of the best docs I have seen in a long time. This guy is a beast.
  • + 1
 Well I guess next time I get "#MANFLU" I don't need to put on my Akrigg play list I can just watch this on repeat! shame it missed the Nottingham Redbull bike battle that was sick too! Awesome video great trip down memory lane! Maybe in 8years when i'm 40 ill be as good on a bike...
  • + 2
 "Make something that's super hard and make it look easy, but the problem with that is if it looks easy it doesn't look hard"......Going to steal that!

And "Disappointed when you finally succeed" That's perfectionist there!
  • + 5
 Film of the Year!!!
Smile RideOn!
  • + 4
 For anyone that can’t understand the Yorkshire accent, the subtitles won’t help you one bit
  • + 1
 What a beast! I love his spirit, going out riding and challenging himself every single time and always doing his own thing. Watched the whole vid in awe and now I'm totally inspired to go ride!
  • + 2
 so much love for Chris. I am honored to say that I got to go rid with him in his home town and enjoyed a cold one at The Guide Inn
  • + 3
 I'll be honest, my attention span for videos these days doesn't last much past 5 minutes. Absolutely no problem here though.
  • + 1
 This is an awesome video. So glad I could watch it. My 4 year old is pretty awesome on a bike. I could never pull off .05% of this stuff, but perhaps the next generation... thank you for the video Chris.
  • + 1
 Long may there be beer and long may there be Chris Akrigg. Actually made me so proud to be a British mountain biker. Keep living outside that box and showing that sometimes a square peg will fit in a round hole. LEGEND
  • + 3
 A 3 year old in a candy store looks more calmed down than Chris riding his bike
  • + 1
 Inspiring as always! I am always amazed by trials riding, but Chris is the only 'trials' rider that gets me stoked to ride--doesnt matter what, trail, DH, street...just charge, slash about and tackle tech. Cheers
  • + 2
 Best lunch hour video I've seen in a very long time, the outtakes and honesty about how F'ing hard it is to make things look that effortless ... no words ~ just respect.
  • + 3
 40 minutes well spent. This is why Chris is still one of my favorite rider after all these years.
  • + 2
 Absolutely incredible. Wonderful video. Chris Akrigg, you are a freaking beast!!
  • + 2
 beautiful edit. straight into favorites.
  • + 1
 Best as ever. I'm a big fan of what you do in this two wheels! More power Chris!
  • + 1
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsXRYFea4aQ

Campbells meatballs. I ate loads of them as a child.
  • + 2
 And yet, no gap jumps or road gaps. Good bio
  • + 1
 so muuuch respect for his bike skills !!! Holy shiiiiiit.
  • + 1
 So awesome! I can barely balance on flat ground!!!
  • + 1
 such a genius, but I'll never buy his used bikes...
  • + 1
 Skills ambassador for MTB Learn skills ride better Top work
  • + 1
 Great, hope for more stuff from chris!
  • + 1
 Excellent video and what a rider!! Legend
  • + 1
 Spot on, amazing video of an truly talented rider.
  • + 1
 Watch it all dude.. I'm so inspired
  • + 1
 Couldn't stop watching this one. Akrigg is an absolute monster.
  • + 1
 Chris' dad sounds like a proper good lad, too!
  • + 1
 Top lad!
  • + 1
 Don't fuck with Snakey Bob!
  • + 1
 Money it's got to be the shoes!
  • + 1
 Incredible!
  • + 1
 Chris! I luv U! :]
  • + 1
 amazing
  • + 1
 Proper
  • + 0
 bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggggggggggg
  • + 1
 Yes Akrigg!
  • + 0
 Cellent vid, bes tone 'vee ah man, oh.
  • - 2
 No Beef but I'm just curious why does Chris one of the best riders in the world ride for Mongoose?
  • + 5
 Why not?
  • + 3
 Because they pay him and he's happy to ride for them I'd wager. The guy could take a $200 department store bike and still do what he does. I bet the people at Mongoose are good to work with so why leave?
  • + 2
 Because they let him do what he wants, they understand the authenticity of his riding and so do we.
  • + 1
 Mainly because they like what he does and has a great relationship with them. If it was any other brand they would probably want more from him.
  • + 2
 I'd buy a Mongoose Purely because of Chris. It's the brand snobbery in the cycling world which we're all guilty off to a degree which means they aren't as popular as they probably should be. He's quite possibly the best brand ambassador any company could hope for.
  • + 0
 superunhuman!!
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