Video: Brendan Fairclough & Olly Wilkins Explore Madeira in Episode 1 of 'A Dog's Life' Season 2

Oct 25, 2021 at 2:26
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesPresenting A Dogs Life season 2. We’re calling this season “The Travel Diaries”.

The aim of this season is to get you guys excited to travel and explore new locations on your bike again. We wanted to document my favourite places to ride. Some places I have ridden lots before, and some are new locations that we can explore for the first time together in these episodes.

It’s all about fun and friends. After such a tricky year for everyone, and not being allowed to travel or socialise, we wanted to remind you what travelling and exploring new places on your bike was like again.

Big thanks to Visit Madeira and Freeride Madeira for making this trip so good. Opening this amazing Island up to us and showing us the best spots, if you’re lucky enough to get out there, do it! You’ll be greeted with world-class trails, sunshine and most importantly the friendly people of Madeira.
Brendan Fairclough

Photos: @Freeridemadeira / @johnfernandes


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 Hole in one and Boca do Risco are the two best trails in Madeira! unreal stuff and an amazing experience. Instantly became one of those every year or two trips for sure! Oh, and if you don't spend 45 min walking your bike through a tight, dark tunnel with a canal in it, you didn't get to see maybe the coolest trail ever. Not the best becuase it's short and waaaaaay too much work to get to, but super fun nonetheless!
  • 4 0
 Locally we call that trail "Folhadal". It's located on the North Coast, super loamy, super fun, totally worth the hike!
  • 3 0
 @mnio99: I dunno man, at 190cm tall, that hike jacked my neck and back up for 2 weeks after! HAHAHA
  • 1 0
 How are they mounting the GoPros at the 6m10s mark?
Chest mount without a chest mount
  • 2 1
 hole cut in the jersey so the straps are hidden underneath and only the mount and camera is showing.
  • 1 0
 When would be the best time of the year to visit?
  • 2 0
 Let's go!
  • 2 0
 Let’s go Brendon!
  • 1 1
 Damn, how hard is it to get a work visa there?
  • 1 2
 Stoked to travel? Yeah I'll be lucky if I'm even allowed into Wales or Scotland next year the way things are going.
  • 6 0
 I've been there 3 times this year & back there again next week. Stop watching the media & go enjoy your life
  • 2 5
 Perfect for Outside TV.
  • 1 0
 They'll put a banner at the start of every trail.

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