Live To Ride
is back for its second season, after an action-packed first series this new winter series is set to be a lot damper. Veronique Sandler
is well known for getting sideways and throwing down in a lot of recent bike movies and we were stoked to venture across the border to Wales to meet her new riding pup Oski, ride her legendary Vision Line at Revolution Bike Park
and see how lockdown gave her chance to rework some of her beloved sportswear garments.
Vero moved to the UK six years ago and turned mountain biking into her profession three years later. In that time she collaborated with Adidas and Revolution Bike park to create the infamous Vision Line. That’s where we started filming.
A lot of this year has been spent riding with her brother Leo Sandler
. The pair have ridden together since childhood so it seemed logical that we would shoot with the two of them.
Those eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that isn’t just any Marin paint job, for the film Vero had her own custom painted frame.
It’s clear that Revolution has helped Vero in recent years but her friendship with bike park owner James Foster has been a critical part of her creation of her new dirt jump spot. Renting some land from a local farmer and hiring James to operate a digger she got together with close friends this summer to create her own dirt jump spot. You can see why they call the spot “Lucky Dip”.
Oski is a big part of Vero’s life at home, always hanging out and she was really keen to take him for a little session on the local hill.
But this year wasn’t just about riding for Vero, she teamed up with good friend Tahnee Seagrave to open up their own online shop selling reworked sportswear garments.
“This is like my newest hobby that I picked up during lockdown, I’ve always been massively obsessed with vintage sportswear and recycled clothing. I taught myself how to sew off YouTube and Tahnee did the same thing. Reworked garms is what we call them..” - Veronique Sandler
Thanks for watching our first episode of the winter series, in the coming days we have a video planned where we look over some of our top 10 moments during the filming so far. As always please subscribe
for more and we will see you in the next episode! Riders | Vero Sandler
& Leo SandlerFilming, editing & words | Nico TurnerPhotos | Kieran Kenney PhotoSponsor | Marin Bikes