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Video: The Wharncliffe Experience

Oct 6, 2014
by Max Nerurkar  
Views: 8,553    Faves: 80    Comments: 4

About 2 years ago me and a friend, Rob found ourselves sat on the couch, bruised and battered more than we would be when out on our skateboards doing what we love. It was time for change, time for a new adventure. Then we found the forest and the adventure began. At first we would just go out to the woods for just a few hours every couple of days, but before we knew it we were there day in, day out. Exploring, laughing, living and learning the weird and wonderful ways of the bicycle. Going from 2 inches of urethane to 26 inches of stiff metal surrounded in rubber takes a bit of getting used to. The first couple of months after many plasters were stuck and painkillers consumed, we found the shovel and the adventure evolved again, it was like someone telling us "Here is an infinite pile of wood and a huge warehouse, go build your dream skatepark." The next learning curve began, but from that first day of picking up the shovel the digging and riding sort of became one. We had found our session. It wasn't about who could go fastest down the hillside or who could build the biggest sender it was all about the enjoyment and experience of it all.

A couple of years later, and I feel the reasons why we do what we do are exactly the same. We do go slightly faster down the hillside and the jumps are starting to make the hairs on the back of our neck stand up but it all happened naturally and with time. This year we were lucky enough to meet two rad guys out on the trails called Jud and Petty, whether its riding with them, shifting dirt or sitting round the camp-fire with a hot brew - they are nothing but awesome to be around. So massive thanks to them and everyone else who's been around, for all the man power that's been put in and all the amazing sessions that have gone down. This is a little video of a few of the trails we have built and or refurbished over the last year, hope you all enjoy. Mad Doctor and Jarude, biggest inspirations bar none.

Sending one through the smoke.
Sending one through the smoke.

Late night campfire after a rad day on the trails.
Late night campfire after a rad day on the trails.

Bit of misplaced footing in the air.
Bit of misplaced footing in the air.

Newest trail Crescendo being packed in and assessed by the diggers.
Newest trail 'Crescendo' being packed in and assessed by the diggers.

The Marra Barra absolute life saver.
The Marra Barra, absolute life saver.

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22 Comments

  • + 8
 that video is a lie, sheffield is never that dry Big Grin
  • + 4
 Awesome riding and great music , not sure it goes to well with the riding/feeling of the video, but not enough to take anything away from a good edit.
  • + 1
 the riding in chapel town is so sick your wanna ride some man made stuff go to grenoside and if you want to ride some natural stuff go to warncliffe side SUPER SICK and peaty rides there alot
  • + 1
 I've just moved to Sheffield so this is my new local, so stoked to ride over some time!
  • + 2
 HUGELY proud to be associated with these guys! The buzz around their work, attitude and riding is insane... it's an absolute pleasure to ride with them on a regular basis and hook them up with product to keep their bikes nice and fresh. I think the next edit is going to go down even better...
  • + 6
 Max and the boys are hero's! So much work put in. Massive props
  • + 2
 I managed to find your trails and i must say a lot of work has gone into them. What a fun place to ride with plenty of variety.
  • + 1
 where in wharny is this? wouldnt mind helping out digging and riding look awesome
  • + 3
 The Doors in a mtb clip? Yeah, more of that. Is verr nais.
  • + 3
 Sick guys!!!!!
  • + 2
 That can't be wharny... it looks like wharny- but wharny is never dry....
  • + 1
 Yeh, not bad boys. A bit more practice and you may be as good as me.........and im reyt good.
  • + 1
 huge respect to the builder of the trails in this part of the woods. nice one
  • + 1
 Think i found this place just intime........just before winter happened. Good work guys!
  • + 1
 Great vid guys Met you 2 the other week up wharny C u shredding soon
  • + 1
 Top stuff lads, Banging !
  • + 1
 Good effort lads keeping the steel city on the map!!
  • + 1
 Nice, miss them woods, don't remember having that much fun
  • + 1
 Roll on the weekend got to go and chek these trails if i can find em
  • + 1
 So good guys !
  • + 1
 Yea..
  • + 1
 Hooooya!

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