Video: Ali Clarkson in Barcelona

May 29, 2015
by Drop and Roll  


Ali Clarkson is one of the most technical riders on the Street Trails scene at the moment. His new clip, filmed by Mark Westlake in Barcelona this winter shows just how much style the young Scotsman has. Last year, Ali C had to sit back and watch his Inspired Bicycles team mates ride Barcelona while he recovered from a broken collarbone. But then, in January 2015 Ali C got to sample the spots for himself to film his new Drop & Roll edit.

By Mark West Lake

Although things didn't go entirely to plan courtesy of a small hand injury picked up on the first day, Ali C managed to put his stamp on a selection of the incredible spots Barcelona has to offer.

By Mark West Lake

"Last time I went to Barcelona I was recovering from an injury so it was nice to go back there fresh and see if I could find a new approach to riding some famous spots." - Ali Clarkson

By Mark West Lake

"After seeing how frustrated Ali was last time we headed to Barcelona due to not being able to ride, I was glad to get the chance to go back there with him and see what he'd make of the spots. Going from slipping around in the snow and slush at home to cruising around in the sun was a nice bonus too!" - Mark Westlake

By Mark West Lake

Ali C will spend the rest of the year riding and filming with the Drop and Roll Team which includes Danny MacAskill, Duncan Shaw and Fabio Wibmer. Their next live performance will be at the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup in Fort William, on 6-7 June. If you happen to be in there, then stop by and watch the team perform.

Footer 2015


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20 Comments

  • + 14
 BAM!!!! INTO THE FAVES!!!! YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! I get so fvckin' fired up when I see this shit on the front page!!!!!

Ali C is rockin' a style all his own. All those nose mans, especially the 720 one into the bank. So tight! Huge precision in his riding too & that up stairs to wall gap!!!!! Ohhhhhh mah homes is gonna dig that. Gotta go send him the link!!! Big Grin Laters.
  • + 8
 So smooooooth, loved this.
  • + 3
 Fascinating! The Drop and Roll Team is overflowing with talent and hands down features the best bike handling in the world aside from Chris Akrigg.
  • + 3
 Love the inspired guys, and yes... Barca seems pretty sweet for street. We need more Sean Watson though.

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  • + 3
 Smoov. Liked this a lot. Barcelona is basically made for street / trials / BMX, isn't it?

lol at "Young Scotsman" though.
  • + 2
 Amazing riding!! That 180 at 1:06 blew my mind and so did the line at 3:01. Always great to watch this dude shred tup
  • + 1
 I didn't think street riders were allowed to run brakes these days, lol. Seriously though, this guy obviously has a lot of skill - great video.
  • + 1
 Damn baby!!! Super-street-steez trials-style-extraordinaire!!! Beautiful riding dudes Smile lovin the Drop and Roll series, KEEP EM COMIN!!!
  • + 4
 that was awesome.
  • + 3
 He is a TRIALS rider, not a TRAILS rider. Big big difference...
  • + 2
 This is some great advertising for Spank rims, haha. Sick video though
  • + 1
 what size wheels are those? look like 24 inch...
  • + 1
 Yes they are
  • + 1
 Is this not just like a normal blast out to buy some milk?
  • + 1
 well good riding, surprised to not see a single footjam tailwhip!
  • + 1
 pure talent.
  • + 1
 Good news
  • + 1
 Was good.
  • - 1
 Air pressure in his tires must be explosion-worthy.

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