One More Brew: Helvellyn Dawn Raid

Oct 11, 2017
by Tristan Tinn  



Rewind a few weeks, we were heading out of the door at 4am to complete one of Lakelands finest rides at sunrise... The shoot was to provide for a new homegrown project, to share the love of riding bikes and showcase local creative talent – 'One More Brew'.

bigquotesThe UK is full to the brim of classic trails, outstanding mountain passes and some of the best creative, media types, in the world. It continually surprises us with truly stupendous summers but also sports some of the more prolonged and decidedly miserable winters going. Off the back of these undeniable facts, One More Brew was conceived, as a last orders conversation. As I’m sure you’ll agree… Many a good plan does.

A community of folk who breathe bikes, cameras, art, and good brews exists and although they’re sometimes only a short distance apart their scenes and riding can be completely different. One More Brew is an open source attempt to build the scene, giving a group of talented creatives an identical brief with a limited timescale to complete their final piece. Photographers, Filmers, Illustrators, Musicians, apply within… an eclectic bunch of people who have a love of bikes in common and the passion to get involved and share the love.

One More Brew is also an attempt to reintroduce the fun, creative and joyful side of the creative process. Although I think we all love our jobs, the open-ended briefs intend to provide a welcome, refreshing stance to the usual approach to the bread and butter commercial work. Giving those involved something to strive for and get out on maybe some less than favourable days. After a quick brew, of course!



Admittedly it was Pete Archer who laid claim to shoot his edit on the outing; using purely GoPro products. However, I couldn't resist capturing a few stills...

The glow of dawn is never far behind
The glow of dawn is never far behind

Mist is draped over ullswater with Penrith in the distance
Mist is draped over Ullswater with Penrith in the distance

Ben Pete and James descend the ridge with Keswick waking up in the distance
Ben, Pete, and James descend the ridge with Keswick waking up in the distance

Ben negotiates the rocky ground
Ben negotiates the rocky ground

Pete tucks into a tasty S bend on Lower Man
Pete tucks into a tasty S bend on Lower Man

Lush heather lined singletrack following the water course
Lush heather lined singletrack following the water course

Ben rips through the green room making a B line for the cafe
Ben rips through the green room making a B line for the cafe!



bigquotesWith the alarms set for 3.30am, four of us set off from Glenridding with the aim of catching the sunrise towards the summit. The weather for once in the Lakes was kind to us and we were treated to a spectacular sunrise and an even better descent back down into the valley!Pete Archer




If you're a fan of the video please show some support by leaving a thumbs up or comment on YouTube!


MENTIONS: @tris400d / @seb-clawhammer




25 Comments

  • + 7
 I remember doing that route 25 years ago as a kid on a Spesh Hardrock- even the hike a bike bit. It totally inspired me and I went back to do it again the following 4 years and hope to make it back again one day when my family is old enough.. No trail centre can ever begin to match the experience that these trails offer.
  • + 1
 My knees are goosed and I struggle walking over rough trerrain. Are there any shorter walkins from any high passes but with good descents into the valleys? Ps. My knees are generally fine once on the bike
  • + 2
 Try Warnscale bridleway from the back of Honister slate mine, it’s a technical descent though. But it’s road / fire road up (albeit a steep one). Failing that look up the Borrowdale Bash loop.
  • + 2
 Literally my fave fell range. This is probably where I want my ashes scattered one day too!

I noticed you didn't label the final decent Wink
  • + 1
 @tris400d: I know a guy that goes up greenside to the bottom of sticks and rides that nearly every day on his way to work... What an absolute machine!
  • + 3
 a rare occasion when I miss the UK. Great Video
  • + 1
 Agreed. Got my thinking about a trip home
  • + 1
 Awesome. Done that route a few times although I've always come down through the mines. That last section looked class. Looks like I'll have to do some exploring!
  • + 3
 Nice work - and your trail discretion is approved !
  • + 2
 @tristantinn Can you give some route info please?
  • + 5
 I'd recommend going up the zig-zagged BW in Keppel Cove and heading around to the summit over Whiteside. Then descend back the same way down Lower Man (pictured) and over Raise summit before descending down sticks pass.
  • + 1
 @tris400d: Thank you!
  • + 1
 I could hear my friend Stewart yelling 'On Yer Bike JIMMIE' the whole time I watched that video. It was awesome.
  • + 3
 thats the way to do it!
  • + 1
 Nicely done fellas, what mountain biking is all about.
  • + 2
 Lush
  • + 1
 Sweet! What it's all about ????
  • + 2
 Yes yes and yes.
  • + 1
 Is that an evil calling, is there a place in the lakes that stocks them?
  • + 1
 The orange bike is the new Following MB, the blues bikes are both Wreckonings. Check out Push Cartel in Ambleside as they are an Evil dealer ????
  • + 1
 Great work guys!
  • + 1
 Cheers mate!
  • + 1
 PORN

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2017. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.043945
Mobile Version of Website