Video: Brendan Fairclough is Smashing Portugal

Feb 24, 2015 at 14:30
by Aspect Media  
Views: 59,423    Faves: 544    Comments: 12


Every year most of the UK based pro riders try and escape the cold, wet weather and get abroad for some riding and training. Brendog is no different as he headed out to Ride Portugal for a week's riding, filming and training at the start of 2015. As you can see in the video the tracks are amazing, weather was great and those are two big things that it has over UK riding...

Images to go up with Brendogs latest video for RidePortugal Image credit https www.facebook.com TheHillAreAlive
  Brendog doing what he does best, riding flat out and being awesome to watch.

Images to go up with Brendogs latest video for RidePortugal Image credit https www.facebook.com TheHillAreAlive
  Portugal is a great spot for winter DH.

Images to go up with Brendogs latest video for RidePortugal Image credit https www.facebook.com TheHillAreAlive
  Busy shooting in the sun.

Images to go up with Brendogs latest video for RidePortugal
  Big thanks to Ride Portugal and Pinkbike.

Images courtesy of The Hills Are Alive.

www.rideportugal.com


MENTIONS @SCOTT-Sports @troyleedesigns @aspectmediauk




100 Comments

  • + 112
 "Freerider technic. Enduro you'd have to pedal the stupid thing up." haha love it
  • + 17
 Fairclough used the F word!! Now I can go to sleep happy.
  • + 8
 And thats why he's my favorite rider, not to mention style.
  • + 1
 GO UPSIDE DOWN BRENDOG!
  • + 1
 He already has.... instagram.com/p/uyMzCGiy0W

Now we wait for the edit in which he does it mid trail...
  • + 71
 This guy. So fun to watch, so fast, and so British. Can we make an edit with him and Emma Watson?
  • + 2
 HAHA
  • + 4
 So cute too...
  • + 71
 It would make me so happy if Brendan won a WC
  • + 3
 ^^^ agreed
  • + 4
 imagine Brendog winning the world championship at Vallnord this year
  • + 2
 I was thinking exactly the same thing watching this
  • - 1
 unlikely though
  • + 7
 thanks dickwad, now go tell an orphan it'll never get adopted
  • + 1
 The truth hurts
  • + 52
 I'm living the wrong life.
  • + 40
 look at my flag... yeah.. right.. that´s it... this is in my country!
  • + 3
 Me too. Doing something wrong, obviously...
  • + 9
 CARALHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • + 2
 TOOOOOP!!! this shows how Portugal trails are, keep coming the wc racers!!!! Big Grin
  • + 3
 I bet he had some finos and alheiras to jump that high!
  • + 3
 Finalmente alguém a dar a um bom uso aos nossos matos! Foda-seeeee!

Now for all of you peopleo understand what I'm saying

- Finally, someone that uses our woods properly! F*ck yeah!
  • - 33
flag rickaybobbay (Feb 25, 2015 at 21:15) (Below Threshold)
 Portuguese have something to finally show off.
  • + 55
 We have many more but you have to take a step off McDonalds...
  • + 42
 @TFreeman , you mean other than great culture , great weather , amazing food and beautiful women ?
  • + 3
 @bigburd give this guy a medal
  • + 1
 A medal, a trophy and a nice cookie
  • - 6
flag rickaybobbay (Feb 26, 2015 at 13:55) (Below Threshold)
 just like San Diego, great culture (mix of mexico and U.S. Phillipine, Vietnam, Japan, China, Italy, Germany and Ireland), Great weather, AMAZING food (review countries from culture) and beautiful women...

I forgot Indian food and culture, We're currently getting a HUGE influx of them in San Diego (california) but this mix of culture, food and people and great weather is to be said for all of California.
  • + 4
 And what exactly is your f*cking point then?
  • - 6
flag rickaybobbay (Feb 26, 2015 at 18:33) (Below Threshold)
 you've finally got something to brag about.
  • + 7
 I would call you an arrogant prick. But that would be too polite and refined for an ignorant meathead like you.
  • + 9
 Typical American attitude , can't just be happy having some thing with out bragging/shouting mouth off/being a wanker about it , I'd take Portugal over San diego any day of the week just to avoid cock sure trouser ferrets like you
  • - 4
flag rickaybobbay (Feb 27, 2015 at 0:43) (Below Threshold)
 cock sure trouser ferrets... shit you guys are creative with those insults.
  • + 4
 @bigburd, come on. All Americans aren't McDonalds eating arrogant pricks. Dude there are just as many of us that are friendly and polite. I'd give the shirt off my back to anyone and everyone I could help all day long. Ignore the noise. People like that don't represent us well. It's a shame.
  • + 4
 Yeah I realise that , thats why I was carefull to try not to shit on all of ya !
  • + 35
 Where is the dubstep?



SAID NO ONE EVER.
  • + 2
 Besides that it s just the perfect mixture between music and raw bike sounds
  • + 25
 still and definitely the WC rider that makes me smile the most !
  • + 20
 Brendan. A big bike. And do I hear The Sword...(?) L.O.V.E T.H.A.T.S.H.I.T
  • + 20
 Props for The Sword content.
  • + 4
 Right!? It made the video badass.
  • + 1
 That tingling feeling when video starts and I'm like: I know this song. And you know in advance it will be good!
  • + 19
 hands down one of the most talented riders out there
  • + 14
 I want to see Brendan win some races next season, he really is one of the best riders out there !
  • + 6
 It would be nice to see him on the podium.. Kids got style for miles.
  • + 12
 yeaaah brendog!!
  • + 10
 What a true freeracer!
  • + 4
 "As you can see in the video the tracks are amazing, weather was great and those are two big things that it has over UK riding"

What a load of rubbish, we have some of the best tracks in the world in the UK, Scotland is epic, much more to it than just the Fort Bill you see on the UCI calender, wales is a haven of DH spots again, so much more than revo, antur and BPW and in England whilst we don't have the length and overall height wharncliffe is some of the steepest most tech DH you can ride, hamsterley is ace, forest of dean is flat out DH fun.

Trust me, the UK is full of amazing tracks and Portugal has nothing on us
  • + 3
 And I also quite like our odd weather, makes for better riders and your skin is water proof! I was at bike park wales Tuesday, at points it was t-shirt hot and sunny, then there was some wind, two spots of hail and a bit of rain to end the day. I always find that at the end of our summer I am longing for sloppy trails and I am bored of the dust, love winter riding
  • + 5
 mate when there is two inches of snow it is all good fun to ride your bike. But if you are training then it is a bummer. The UK is a excellent place to ride hands down especially with the bike parks. But these trails are hand built from a UK bred rider. I have been there and first hand experienced these trails they are proper dh trails and the weather is alot better than the uk.
  • + 2
 I'm not saying these tracks aren't great and yeah escaping the weather is fantastic, I'm pointing out that the way the article is written suggests the UK doesn't have any decent DH tracks
  • + 4
 Obviously he was a bit biased since he was promoting the spot. In Portugal we have great trails but we are underdeveloped comparing to the UK because of our people's mentality. Politicians boycott sport instead of promoting it and trails are built exclusively by riders, most times illegally. It's a shame actually because we have excellent conditions and lovely places for mountain biking. We just can't reach them... yet.
  • + 2
 @Mcfc1987

In terms of steepness and required technical ability, Portuguese tracks are not as far away from the ones in the UK as you're thinking...There is a reason why so many world cup riders come to Portugal to train in the off-season...
  • + 1
 @Mcfc1987 Actually skin isn't waterproof, when swimming the body can absorb up to a teaspoon of water through the skin.

P.S. Brendan is rad and so are UK tracks.
  • + 1
 yes, they like it a lot ,from the ones i spoken like same dale a few years back he was loving it here and stayed quite some time and he is here now withe the team, al bond(came here like 3 times last year alone) gareth brewin and friends they liked a lot and raced here too, cool people and fun to ride with, also raced along and talked with rob Williams and in 2013 stayed here 3 months and came here last year like 2 times , this are your pro riders i talked with and know they liked it here, you can put more that trained here like the syndicate, nuke proof team, giant and i lot more that i don't remember . and to that add the regular guy's like us that come to ridePortugal, or wheeler's place in lousa and a lot of you enjoy our country ,tracks and weather
  • + 7
 Oh man epic trails and finally a great band used in an edit. soooo tired of slomo and elctronic button mashing. great edit
  • + 5
 I love watching brendan ride. so much style. have been a fan since day one years back when he was young. always knew he was gonna make it big. #britishtakingover
  • + 4
 "free rider technique, in enduro you'd have to pedal the Shtupid thing up"

come here man... gimme a hug
  • + 5
 BBRRRRAAAAAAPPP
  • + 1
 Portugal is small but you have a big world to discover my friends we can give you a lot of trails in all conditions yeah \m/ love the rock music good choice Wink
  • + 2
 not a fan of those linkages when the bike is still... however when its flat out pinned they don't look so bad anymore!! Razz
  • + 1
 Guessing there's only about 20 riders in the world who'd watch this and not think... "Fk i wish I could ride like that." epic
  • + 1
 My new passport would be privileged to host Portugal as the first stamp! Cha ching! LOL. Cant fade the Brendog's steeezy cuts! Sick edit boyz!
  • + 2
 Super fast and stylish rider but always seems to be at least 10 riders faster at world cups though?
  • + 2
 Brendog.....it's one thing being fastest down the mountain....its a whole nother world being amazing at riding a bike.
  • + 2
 Music? Sounded like The Sword but was wondering if anybody knew .


Awesome video!
  • + 5
 dying Earth by the sword
  • + 1
 Thanks, haven't bougt that album yet, style sounded familiar
  • + 3
 That album rips, you won't be disappointed
  • + 3
 ya and dying earth is one of the best songs on it
  • + 3
 I couldn't see him in that TLD kit, all I saw was a floating bike.
  • + 1
 If you couldn't see, how do you know it's a TLD?
  • + 1
 If winning the internet 2015 were a contest, Brendog has got a massive early lead!
  • + 2
 I still can't believe how good that video is.
  • + 2
 Awesome vid. Could tell it was The Sword from first note. Badass!
  • + 1
 There is just something about the way Bren-Dog rides that is fascinating, so much style and flow!
  • + 3
 The sickness.
  • + 1
 Sooooo sick ! BRAPPPPP all the way !
  • + 1
 proper ridding proper music=proper video! brendog looks faaaaast Salute
  • + 1
 Seriously rad riding, and awesome music! Love The Sword!
  • + 1
 Is it better to be fast or look fast?
  • + 1
 THE SWORD!! f*ckING RIFFS BITCHES!! \''/ (>.) \''/
  • + 1
 Brendan Fairclough! On of the best freeriders!
  • + 1
 brendogggggggggggggggggggg
  • + 1
 riding that fast will age you in dog years
  • + 2
 The Sword - Apocryphon
  • + 1
 THE SWORD Great song choice!
  • + 0
 Seriously hate it when they play with the speed too much. Absolute sin speeding up footage.
  • + 1
 BRENDOG SLAYING IT WITH THE SWORD!!!!!!!! HELL YA...........
  • + 1
 Reee Dic Q Lus!!!!!....So Fast.
  • + 2
 just f'in sick.
  • + 1
 Stupid fast cornering speed.
  • + 1
 GO PORTUGAL!!
  • + 1
 Portugal is Hard Core!!
  • - 1
 Great riding, great place to ride, however, video editing could have done better.
  • + 1
 what. the. fuck.
  • + 1
 so sick
  • + 1
 NIIIIIICE Big Grin
  • + 1
 pega é na intense e anda andar pa

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