Must Watch: Summer Slaying in the UK with Luke Cryer

Jul 12, 2020
by Tom Caldwell  

Luke Cryer is one of those chaps that literally blows your mind on a bike. How he gets into some of those shapes I’ll never know. I’ve known Luke a good few years now and he’s always been the life and soul of the party, it’s just who he is and his wild energy and eagerness to raise the bar is infectious. Lately, however, Luke did dip off the scene slightly.. and I was fearful he might not come back. But, once lockdown was eased in the UK, I noticed he got hold of a new bike from Loosedog and Matt Roe. I could see he was back in action and raring to go once again. I went riding up near his local one weekend to check out some cool filming spots.. later that week every spot was shot to the best of both our abilities and here we have it. The boy is back in action. Enjoy.

Luke Cryer Images

Tables on lock every, damn, time. This is also where he threw the flip, and came inches to clipping the tree above him when upside down. Shout out to the spunkdoctor for grafting on this hip. 



Luke Cryer Images

Big, hot, sweaty days in the British summer. Two of the hottest days in fact. Luke was filthy but the hype was real!

Luke Cryer Images

Luke certainly likes to think outside the box. It’s almost like he has a bit of an old school style combined with some modern freeride. Throws the odd E.T in, footplants, 3 taps, all sorts.

Luke Cryer Images

His new bike. Courtesy of Loosedog and Matt Roe. Luke is unbelievably thankful to Loose for sorting it, and was buzzing when Matt (his BMX hero) drove 3 hours to deliver it right to his doorstep. Do meet your heroes, kids, most of them are preeeetty cool.



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Tearing round one of the freshly built tracks hiding away in the midlands. Big shout to Rich for letting us ride it!

Luke Cryer Images



Don’t forget where he came from though. Luke has a silver and bronze 4x medal (shown here) and keeps it hanging in his car as a reminder of his successes and where he came from. The lad used to be a pretty savage 4x racer.

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Just another day deep in the woods!

Luke Cryer Images

Cracking a fat one. I’m not really a photographer at all, but he is pretty much a photographers dream.

Luke Cryer Images

Job done. Knackered, a ruined back, and borderline heat stroke.. but we put every ounce of effort in to bring your eyeballs something cool and show that Luke is back, and better than ever.



Soundtrack - ‘Jimmy Recard’ - Drapht. With thanks to Drapht. 

Video / Photo / Words - Tom Caldwell


58 Comments

  • 99 0
 Another Brit who rides like it's the last time he will be on a bike. Noice.
  • 29 0
 Yeah their scene is nuts right now.
  • 9 14
flag lehott (Jul 12, 2020 at 7:18) (Below Threshold)
 @youknowitsus: what kind of nuts? Almonds? Macadamia? Pecan? I need the spec!
  • 22 0
 @lehott: Actually Dee's brand. You had em?
  • 1 2
 @youknowitsus: deez nuts kno!
  • 9 0
 @youknowitsus: i moved here a year ago and it seems like every teenager with a santa cruz, nukeproof or canyon can ride like this, and about half the people who arent teenagers never grew out of their fearless teenager stage anyway. I thought i was fairly handy on a bike but the average level of steeze here is unreal, now where did i leave my training wheels...
  • 1 0
 Wurd
  • 23 2
 Ridiculous lary riding. Shirtless is cool, but take it from me, you don't want to tear a nipple.
  • 17 0
 We’re very lucky to have this guy as a local. Always helping other riders out with advice and confidence regardless of age or ability.
  • 17 0
 So weird to see a DRY british video...
  • 14 0
 Bro wut. Most aggro style I've seen in a while.

Also newest style trend move is Bonk2Roost and my god is it not a thing to BEHOLD?!
  • 7 0
 A great mate and local
Lad, understated but can give it serious beanz!!
Is always on hand to give advice re technique and skills.
One of life’s true Gentlemen!
And what a ripper on a bike !
  • 10 0
 Tom Caldwell and UK riders are single-handedly saving mountain biking.
  • 9 0
 Angriest 360 I've ever seen...
  • 7 2
 This song finally in a video, and the riding did it justice!
  • 1 1
 It was actually used (at least once) years ago in a featured edit just can't remember which one.
  • 1 0
 @h82crash: morzine 13 .i think
  • 2 0
 I once used it in a very crappy edit a few years ago lol
  • 1 0
 Hatton in the fod I believe
  • 1 1
 Actually I’m wrong thinking about it. Never mind
  • 1 1
 Also used in Live to Ride ep.5 w/Matt Jones - 2011.
  • 4 1
 Wow! You can’t beat a vid where the riders are just riding for fun. Always wanted one of those 5010 but I know I’ll not be able to ride like that lol!
  • 4 0
 Half naked breton spraying dust instead of slop! We're living such crazy times
  • 4 0
 Dude shreds hard! Sweet edit.
  • 6 1
 Speed: France
Style: UK
  • 1 0
 Tell that to Vinny T...
  • 3 0
 After that edit I have feeling that I don’t deserve even my own bike.....faakkkkk!!!
  • 3 0
 An ever bigger slice of British pie.
  • 12 0
 This may actually be an entire pie. A cottage load, a sheppards, a macaroni
  • 3 0
 Yeah dude, good to see how those 4cross skills live on!
  • 4 0
 Gwed the boys, class
  • 3 0
 I’d swap both my arms to be that good on a bike.

Oh.
  • 2 0
 When and for what reasons has Pagey dropped him ? hmnn....cause Luke was always an amaizing guy and so is Nigel....
  • 2 0
 are you selling your wheels, ? Brand new???jjajajajajajajj

BOMBASTIC¡¡. good vid. Congrats
  • 1 0
 Mint condition
  • 2 1
 Yes luke, doing our trails proud! Such a sick edit! Love drapht too, by far my favourite Australian rapper
  • 3 0
 Solid effort lads!
  • 2 0
 Cheers chap!
  • 3 0
 Rapid...
  • 2 0
 Mega, be good see him on some more vids!
  • 1 0
 Such a great edit! from music to the rider, if this doesn't make you want to go ride your bike nothing will!
  • 2 0
 Yet another banger Tommy. Mr consistent.
  • 2 0
 Cheers bud, doing my best!
  • 2 0
 Yeah Tommy, smashed it with this edit and awesome soundtrack choice!
  • 2 0
 Nice one Chris, glad you enjoyed!
  • 3 0
 Just what I needed!
  • 2 0
 Erm, I can't actually ride a bike can I?
  • 1 0
 Hoping for the day that a Tommy C x 50/01 video collab drops. Pls mtb gods, make it happen!
  • 2 1
 Great edit. This song takes me back to my year in Australia what a tune!
  • 2 0
 Sick....
  • 1 0
 trails look mint where did he film ???
  • 4 0
 In and around Cannock Chase and Stoke on Trent
  • 1 0
 @caldwellvisuals: great edit Tom as always!! H
  • 1 0
 @Murfdog: Big thanks H!
  • 1 0
 loool he ain’t havin’ it!
  • 1 0
 That reminding me of the edits from SPRUNG back in the day.... totally rad
  • 1 0
 rip this mans visa
  • 1 0
 I’ll steal this !

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