Video: UK Racer Josh Gleave Gets Loose in 'Down the Local'

Jan 9, 2020
by josie owen  
Views: 5,030    Faves: 26    Comments: 3

Up and coming elite downhill rider Josh Gleave, Slaying the local trails on his Transition Patrol. Josh is a local Cheshire dairy farmer, placing 4th fastest rider in the British Downhill Series 2019. Hoping to participate in world cups across Europe in the coming year, he’s currently looking for sponsorship and funding, snap him up whilst you can!

Over the past few months, we've teamed together to create our first ever mtb film under josieowenphotography. Many bikers relate to "heading down the local" as going down to their local woods for a mess about with the gang. To the rest of humanity, this phrase represents heading down the pub for a pint. The idea behind the film is to combine these two phrases to create a journey of the ideal day out to the local pub gaining the best of both worlds!

The film is shot across various freshly built tracks hidden within the heart of the Cheshire countryside. We’ve kept the tracks natural using native and loamy paths, keeping damage to a minimum.

The farmers arms is a hearty local pub, always worth a stop after a spin around Delamere for a game of pool, a pint and some fresh homely grub.

Photo credit: Josieowenphotography
Videography credit: Josieowenphotography
Track: Danko Jones- Had Enough
Rider: Josh Gleave

Big Thanks to:
The farmers arms


  • 20 2
 Nice edit. Keeping tracks natural is a good strategy when building on public land I think. Too many times in the past have tracks that myself and friends built been demolished due to over-engineering features and drawing too much unwanted attention. Keep it natural, it's difficult to demolish singletrack.
  • 8 2
 I love the 'keeping it real' fashion choices there. Who needs £80 trousers when jeans will do?
  • 11 1
 yeah yeah, all the while riding a 5-6K bike
  • 6 0
 @purplegorillaz: priorities...
  • 1 2
 prefer a 4-5k bike and spend the grand i saved not looking like i just walked outa the last century
  • 1 0
 yeah if your hella “hipster dont care” legit hoop earing. That’s still fly’s in europe? Mmk
  • 6 0
 Mega! Proper enjoyed that. Doing the local proud
  • 4 1
 Jesus. Roostzilla!! Yayee for home built trails. I'm all for trail centre but nothing beats your own track.
  • 8 6
 Hard to take that middle finger seriously from a guy wearing a long sleeve polo...
  • 14 2
 Rugby shirt boyo Smile
  • 3 0
 The real hero of that video? That dirt.
  • 1 0
 Dresses like an agriculture student, throws dirt like a champ and drinks at the Farmers Arms, winning.
  • 1 0
 milks the cows wearing five tens
  • 2 0
 UK shredder!!
  • 1 0
 where did he get the
pork pie come from?
  • 1 0
 10/10 would ride those trails (not looking as good though)
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah sick loamy edit!
  • 1 0
 so good , nothing better than a bit of Cheshire loam
  • 1 0
 cant decide if the rider or the dirt is more loose
  • 1 0
 Josh Gloves ...
  • 1 0
 Great vid guys!
  • 1 0
 Good work! Loved it
  • 1 0
 Bloody lovely!!
  • 1 1
 Great riding! Not sure about the jeans and collared shirt though?
  • 1 0
  • 3 4
 never tought seeing anything worst than that flannels... unless... polo??

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