Two's a Crowd in Scotland - Video

Nov 28, 2015 at 4:30
by Glen Thomson  
Views: 54,121    Faves: 1,243    Comments: 65


The end of summer was drawing to a close and a plan formed between us to show off the great riding that Scotland has to offer. We set off to find something different from the usual; that doesn’t get grazed by tires on a regular basis. The team consisted of myself (Glen Thomson), Ryan Middleton and Calum McGee and Innes Graham who tagged along for one of the days snapping some epic photos.

Not a dull moment over the weekend, it seemed to be a victory from the footage that we collected. However, it was soon realised that we needed more; so a second trip up North to the town of Elgin was planned. Thanks to Sam Rodda, we had a place to stay and the mission was then complete after another few days of graft.

Photo by Innes Graham. Instagram - inn3stagram

The first location of this 4-day shoot was at an abandoned quarry near to where Calum stays in the Scottish borders. Definitely one of the coolest spots in Scotland for filming and riding.

Photo by Innes Graham. Instagram - inn3stagram

After that, we headed to another one of Calum's local spots for the second day of filming. The third day saw us making a trip up North to the notorious Oak woods (stokewoods) near Elgin and then to round things off we headed back down to Abernyte for the last day. Overall it was a great trip and one that I'll certainly remember for a long time to come.

Photos by Innes Graham. Instagram - inn3stagram

Now for a few words from the riders themselves:

It’s been a great season of racing for me. Filming an edit like this with Glen and Ryan was definitely a good to way finish before I finally take some time off, away from the bike. There’s a fantastic group of people who have helped me out this year, including Mark Wilson and Andy Hain from Leslie Bikes. Couldn’t have been capable of my results without you and my other sponsors – Specialized UK, Kenny Racing, Spitfire Distribution, Mudhugger, Hope, 510 and Shovel Chainguides. Not to mention my family for giving me such great support – see you at the races next year!
- Calum McGee

Photos by Innes Graham. Instagram - inn3stagram

"After months of planning, I was excited to get stuck into filming for this edit. It was a tough 4 days, but totally worth the grind, always super impressed with what Glen can do behind the lens. Next year I plan on racing the British and Scottish Downhill Series, as well heading to Whistler in the Summer for Crankworx. Really happy to announce that I'm going to be supported by Deity for the upcoming season, so definitely looking forward to what the year has to bring!
- Ryan Middleton

Photos by Innes Graham. Instagram - inn3stagram

Filmed and Edited by Glen Thomson | @glenthomsonfilms

Photos by Innes Graham | @inn3stagram

Riders: @calum_mcgee and @ryanmid


MENTIONS: @FlightFilms




39 Comments

  • + 46
 Steezoids.
  • + 28
 I think one of the best videos 2015! riding, filming and music fits perfectly! Great job!!!
  • + 24
 that was so freaking sick
  • + 19
 2 man train choo choooo!
  • + 15
 Good work lads!
  • + 9
 There's what I would call a high contrast between the intensity of the riding, and the music.
  • + 7
 Sickest vid I've seen in ages. Need more rap on edits I reckon. Anyone know the song?
  • + 6
 Young Tapz - Eminence
  • + 2
 you da real mvp
  • + 7
 1:20 - 1:27 were such sick shots!!!! whole vid is so good. great job guys!
  • + 7
 Pretty damn sweet that lads. Shredding!
  • + 1
 Thanks dude!
  • + 6
 MASSIVE PROPS SON THIS IS INSPIRING
  • + 5
 Awesome work as usual man!
  • + 2
 thanks dude!!
  • + 4
 Cool to see the contrast between the demos poppiness and the gamblers montertruckabilities.
  • + 4
 I love big bikes ! Great Edit !
  • + 5
 Stoked on that!!
  • + 4
 Sweet video. Great riding boys (as always).
  • + 4
 #ryan4rampage
  • + 3
 you managed to capture the speed really well - good edit lads
  • + 3
 Great riding, and superb filming/editing!
  • + 3
 Sunday morning lay in, this video, and a cup of tea. BRAAAAP!
  • + 3
 That was f**king rad! STOOOKED!!!!
  • + 3
 Top work lads, that's made me ready to shred today despite the snow!
  • + 2
 Shared, just to spread the love..........
  • + 3
 Great vid
  • + 3
 deadly bi'sss
  • + 3
 Nice one!
  • + 2
 Yesss! go Ryan
  • + 2
 Awesome.
  • + 2
 Shredzilla
  • + 2
 Hell yeah Calum!
  • + 1
 What camera did you use? Awesome vid!
  • + 1
 Cheers man! I used the Sony a7s!
  • + 1
 3 3 3 3 that calum guy is a babe
  • + 1
 agreed!
  • + 1
 Quality edit n skids by the Steeezmister!! :-0
  • + 0
 (MindSpark chromag family)

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