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Video: 'This is Home' with Laurie Greenland

Sep 4, 2023
by SHIMANO  

Words: Shimano

Growing up, Laurie Greenland could see Bristol’s St. George Skatepark from his bedroom window. It was there, amongst the ramps and rails a journey began that would take him out to the local trails and all the way to the top of the World Cup DH circuit.

But bikes have been so much more for the young Brit. They’ve helped heal the pain of family loss, bringing Greenland and his father closer together, as they pedaled through life’s toughest times. Riding and racing gave him an unwavering sense of how he wanted to live his life, a focus that’s led to a junior World title, an elite World Cup win and two podium finishes at elite World Champs.

Despite a decade of chasing his dream to the top of the DH world, he’s always drawn back to Bristol, where he humbly focuses on what to what he loves most: riding with his dad, surfing with his life-long friends, and skating the ramps that still sit in front of the house where he grew up. For Laurie Greenland, this is Bristol, This is Home.

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31 Comments
  • 67 0
 Such a humble guy with great father and friends. The whole lifestyle is the way to go!
  • 44 0
 kinda feel him. no therapy, no meds, no nothing gives that much like spending a decent day in the saddle. since i lost my mom a year ago riding bikes with friends feels like an ultimate cure. bikes always got your back! so happy for Laurie to push himself to that level! LFG boy!
  • 30 0
 This was fantastic. Laurie seems like a genuinely great guy.
  • 14 0
 Glad to learn Laurie’s story, keep my finger crossed for his future Success
  • 9 0
 I remember being on holiday with roostdh, Ben and Laurie were out when Laurie was only young, he had such a good outlook and was very lucky to have such a chilled out dad, especially after all that had just happened to them. It's great to see Laurie doing amazing now and his dad looks just as chilled and humble proud of Laurie as he did all those years ago. Great video with a nice vibe too it.
  • 6 0
 I was born and brought up not too far away from Dame Emily skatepark in Bedminster (Bedmy to the localsSmile Bristol too, many years before Laurie tho', so this was a lovely watch! Always the first name I look for on the results sheet. Top vid.
  • 8 0
 Cool article about a super rad bloke. If you don't get excited when Laurie leaves the start hut, check your pulse.
  • 5 2
 Way to go shaming ppl without pulses, jeeze
  • 6 0
 Nice video, great to see Laurie on the podium again. Hopefully he'll be a couple of steps higher this weekend.
  • 6 0
 I hope will hit the first spot before the season ends, such a great rider and seems to be so easy going
  • 6 0
 Good vibes, friends, a supporter nice dad, bike. What else needed? Smile go for the title Laurie Smile
  • 4 0
 Beautiful video. Beautiful story. Cool to see him with his dad and friends.
  • 3 0
 Nice wee edit this. It explains why he looks so comfortable on the bike, like its second nature. Seems the same on the deck or surfing. Love it.
  • 2 0
 Always a contender at every world cup! Great to see a good life away from the races. Strong connections and conversations ftw
  • 4 0
 What a great video. The "this is home" series is always a must watch.
  • 2 0
 Thanks for sharing this story Laurie you're a great person to have on all the WC videos we get to watch. Ben is probably the fastest World Cup dad too by the looks of it.
  • 2 0
 man if you like surfing and enjoy those waves, you should def come to Chile ASAP
  • 2 0
 Holy crap I buzz off this guy! The style, the attitude, the lot. Proper solid human.
  • 3 0
 nice
  • 3 0
 Shredder!!
  • 3 0
 Top notch video
  • 2 0
 SkatePark Background for the win
  • 2 0
 Even from a cinematography standpoint, it is a fantastic video.
  • 2 0
 Cool dude with sick style!
  • 2 1
 Sick. When is the new bike gonna be for sale?!
  • 2 0
 Great video,top lad.
  • 1 0
 So good but how did the reversed wave get past the QA ?
  • 2 0
 lovely.....
  • 2 0
 Lovely video, great guy.
  • 1 2
 Crankbrothers pedal as the main highlight in the advertisement photo, interesting choice for a Shimano video!







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