Video: Tom Bradshaw is Leaving Pinkbike to go on a Heinous Bikepacking Mission

Jan 26, 2023 at 9:49
by Pinkbike Originals  


It's sad to announce that we’re saying goodbye to presenter, root-vegetable enthusiast, and Pinkbike Academy season one alum Tom Bradshaw. He’s going to fulfill his bohemian vagabonding dreams of travelling all over the world and then doing some heinous bikepacking mission en route to Europe over the course of this year.

We couldn’t let him just slip away quietly, so here are some of our favourite moments including getting beaten by Christina in every single challenge, sleeping anywhere and everywhere, as well as eating Western BC out of potatoes...

We're going to miss you Tom!


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Photo: Max Barron


bigquotesThank you aka thaaaaaaaanks mates to all you readers, watchers, and commenters on Pinkbike! You've been awesome, thanks for sticking through the potato chat, low-level experiments, un-understandable conversations, questions, POVs, and JandalCo Clip-Flop videos - it's been a dream sharing some right (and some wrong) kind of stupid missions with you!

Cheers also to the awesome brands that supported my content on the channel no matter how dumb the idea was - Commencal Bicycles, SRAM, Rockshox, Time Pedals and Zipp Wheels, Deity Components, 7iDP Protection, Endura Clothing, Schwalbe Tyres and Garmin. Legends.

And last but certainly not least - huge love to everyone in the Pinkbike team - especially the video team of Christina, Tom R, Max, Slicko and Satchel - you're all absolute beauties and our sport is so lucky to have a place like this, with outstanding people working hard to share their love of mountain biking!

Now go get outside and ride your bike if you can, you’ll see me on here again before you know it!
Tom Bradshaw


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123 Comments
  • 320 1
 Bummer. Tom’s a beauty. He’ll be missed on PB for sure
  • 99 0
 Ah thanks heaps @theedon and the rest of you beauties - it’s been the dream and I have a funny feeling it won’t be the last time you hear from us on PB… we’ll see you when we’re looking at you!
  • 14 2
 Such a fucking beauty!
  • 9 3
 …….and where the heck has Chappetta been? Lol.
  • 4 0
 @Tombrad: good on you mate! Enjoy the adventures ahead!
  • 9 0
 Tom is the geezer who did 5 different Pro MTB races at the Sea Otter on the same bike while camping there (hard to get sleep) What a boss!!

www.pinkbike.com/news/video-1-bike-to-race-them-all-tom-bradshaw-vs-5-pro-races.html
  • 2 0
 A1 Tom
  • 114 0
 Tom-O!!! Miss you already and not sure how I'll survive without you around to be honest. I'll be following your GPS pin all around the world though and mayyyy or may not be showing up on your couch somewhere...sometime.
  • 65 1
 It’s been too good! Thaaaaanks mate and all the PB beauties, amazing to hear from Alicia this morning ❤️ there’s always a couch to crash on!
  • 11 0
 @Tombrad: you need a Whittaker’s sponsorship! Some peanut slabs will keep you going on your world journey
  • 83 0
 The Tom & Christina videos were some of the most fun to watch. He will definitely be missed.
  • 3 3
 agree.. the rest peeps feel like that "lykra bro" club Big Grin
  • 41 2
 Cheers Bom Tradshaw its been an absolute pleasure!

Things I will miss about working with you:
- Turning questionable ideas into videos/photos that people somehow like
- Potato chat, Sienna chat, general high milage hero car appreciation/chat
- Your misplaced enthusiasm for horrendously long days riding
- Childlike excitement over trains
- Trying (and occasionally succeeding) to make the ground trick specialist look good in the air for photos
- Filming roadtrips in the PB truck listening to matt and jerry podcasts on repeat

Things I will NOT miss about working with you:
- Listening to matt and jerry podcasts on repeat
- Snoring loud enough to wake up the entire Crankworx hotel
- Chasing you all over Cumberland trail during a 45+ degree heatwave
- Hotel rooms turned into a bombsite within 0.2 seconds of you opening the door

Thaaaaaanks mate!
  • 35 0
 Day 3 bikepacking: "I've made a horrible mistake". I kid, I kid. Tom's content and personality is some of the best PB ever shared. Enjoy your trip TB.
  • 11 0
 Tom manages to capture the joy we all have/want when riding. Tom you're a freaking gem! Come back soon. (Meanwhile, keep posting on Insta)
  • 33 3
 Yeah F*ck work. Jobs are stupid
  • 1 1
 I'm guessing he'll be creating content=work
  • 24 0
 Congrats Tom! Guess you're doing #crotchwatch3000 not Mike and Henry!
  • 20 0
 Nooo, he's my favorite one there
  • 14 0
 live it up Tom! get after it while you can
  • 14 0
 The "Psycho of Stoke" has left the building...keep that energy man!
  • 9 0
 Tom, you better still bring some of your adventure content to PB. If it all goes to pot, then submit it here AND to bikepacking.com. I can't wait to see what you come up with, and if it doesn't see the light of day I hope you have an amazing time.
  • 11 0
 Tom, do a U-tube channel documenting your adventures. I think you'll produce some good content and get some viewership to boot. Good luck on your travels.
  • 11 0
 Thanks for the laughs Tom. You Beauty
  • 9 0
 Wait, wouldn't a world bikepacking adventure make a great series on PB. Come on Outside, please sponsor this trip and let us follow along.
  • 7 1
 Aw man. So happy you get to pursue your dreams.

A very up and down morning! A positive update from Alicia, and finding out my fav content presenter is moving on Frown You're the best outcome of Pink Bike Academy there was (with no offence to the other racers!)

Well done sir.
  • 4 2
 Lol.... racers
  • 2 0
 @gnarnaimo: Sorry. "Contestants" Smile
  • 6 0
 Well....on one hand I am happy you are going off to do some awesome/questionable shit...that's what life is about...go have fun man! On the other hand you are one of my favourite PB staffers of all time....thank you for all that you have done here!
  • 9 0
 Cheers Tom (as I raise my boiled potato for a toast)!
  • 9 0
 PB will not be the same.
  • 6 0
 So far my favourite PB personality, Tom you’ll truly be missed. I will never forget your epic Cumberland trail bag on one of the hottest days in a fiery summer! Legend!
  • 7 0
 One of my Pinkbike favorites!
  • 6 0
 Heinous Bikepacking Mission? So you're saying that there's bikepacking experiences that are NON-heinous? LIES!!!
  • 7 0
 F*** no! Tom has the best content on PB, dang man. This one hurts.
  • 7 1
 I cried over Alicia's post, now this one has me doing it again. What next PB?!?
  • 4 0
 Definition of bittersweet news. I always look forward to Tom's content, but that sounds like an incredible opportunity. I'm confident we'll see more of Tom, just not on the Outside/Pinkbike payroll. Happy trails Tom.
  • 7 0
 Tom's video's where the only ones I didn't mind the autoplay.
  • 5 0
 1000 times more heartbroken, than a pro joins or leaves time. Have the time of your life! Maybe we see this beauty in Austria someday Wink
  • 5 0
 Oh nooo, that is a hard kiwi to swallow... Thanks Tom, always enjoyed your video's., challenges and the random bike checks in particular. Ride On!
  • 5 0
 You were so entertaining, Tom - I will miss watching your insane adventures. Good travels!
  • 6 0
 Gutted to hear this! Cheers for the cracking content!
  • 6 0
 Damn, your energy will be missed!
  • 3 0
 Whaaaaat!!?? Energy and smiles of a whole platoon, watched every vid several times just to laugh my ass out!! But nothings gona tame the genuine dirtbag soul.. Keep us updated with the journey at least on the IG account!!
  • 4 0
 NOOOOO!!!! But also, YEAAAAH! Tom was one of the best and I always felt special when he responded to one of my YouTube comments. Keep having fun Tom!
  • 4 0
 NOOOO!!! I'm a huge Tom fan!
This makes me very sad. PinkBike certainly won't be the same without him.
Hopefully we can follow along with his next adventures somewhere?
  • 5 0
 You guys desperately need to find someone equally silly, stat! Good luck, cuz that's a tall order.
  • 6 0
 Impossible.
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: stature-wise, perhaps... Otherwise, yeah, its a tough search.

Seriously though, I think humoristic pieces are becoming all too rare. With time I get the feeling the indusrry often takes itself a bit too seriously.
  • 4 0
 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Whoa whoa whoa, we've lost like the entire presenter staff, people aren't even asking for levy, there hasn't been an eBike article in minutes and sram is on a mission to ruin bikes. The outside multiverse has not been good for pinkers
  • 2 0
 Tom, I rode with you and Christina at last year's Sedona Bike Fest. I had such a good time there and enjoyed you guy's jokes. Thanks brother for an incredible ride and have fun out there man!
  • 6 0
 Boo.. Bring Back Tom
  • 5 0
 Gutted, he's my favourite of the lot. Such a character!
  • 5 0
 Bad news for Pinkbike. Tom is the best!
  • 2 0
 Oh no. You'll be missed Tom. Loved your creative choice of subjects, genuine and always entertaining commentary. Hope to get more of it from your bike packing adventure.
  • 3 0
 We only live once. No regrets! Enjoy your journey!!! (Why Tom cannot post his bikepacking journey via Pinkbike...?)
  • 3 0
 That's a laugh that will be very much missed. Thanks for the good times,have a blast on your new endeavours.
  • 2 0
 Ok so now we know the losing part of the stakes in the race against Jolanda, I win you quit PB. What would Jolanda need to do if Tom had won?
  • 3 0
 Get it, if you're ever in South Australia I'd love to share a six pack of potatoes with you.
  • 3 0
 Tom is an absolute GC. Stoked he's gonna go live out some dreams from his saddle.
  • 2 0
 Hope he comes back after his travels. Tom reminds me that mountain biking should be having fun with your mates and nothing more.
  • 2 0
 Nooooo. I really enjoyed all of Tom's videos. His excitement, motivation, knowledge and just general positivity has been brilliant!
  • 3 0
 I pretty much enjoyed everything of Tom's that I ever saw/read on PB. Will it survive without him?
  • 2 0
 Wait what? No!!!!! No. No. No. Good luck and thanks for all the beauty videos!
  • 3 0
 Who is Christina going to beat up on now? You'll be missed.
  • 3 0
 Ah shit! One of the most entertaining.
  • 3 0
 Ah man, my Sienna bro! Good luck and have fun man.
  • 3 0
 Tom you absolute legend! Best of luck!
  • 2 0
 Love to see it Tom, you're an inspiration! Looking forward to hearing the tales of all your adventuring. God speed! Dan P.
  • 3 0
 Yeah Tom! Been a pleasure watching you, hope to bump into you again soon!
  • 3 0
 So is the Sienna for sale, then?
  • 2 0
 This is bullshit. Hey PinkBike you guys ever heard of a counter offer?!?! Jeez.
  • 10 0
 I offered to back the potato-truck up, but he's excited about his adventure and I'm excited for him. Permanent spiritual member of the Pinkbike team at large.
  • 2 0
 While I’m stoked for Tom, also sad to see him go. He’ll be back right?!!!
  • 2 0
 I love your energy and stock for biking, best of luck and hopefully you will be back to PB before long. YOU ROCK!!!!
  • 2 0
 Huge loss for PB. All the best Tom, enjoy your travels and whatever comes next. chur
  • 2 0
 Like all good Kiwi's, Russell Crowe, Sam Neale and now Tom Bradshaw, Australia will claim him and say THANKS MAAAAAAAAAATE!
  • 2 0
 Hate to say it, but expected/ing more of this as we/when we hit the 18 and 24 month anniversary post outside acquisition.
  • 2 0
 Mate, as long as you get upto some Fairbrother antics on your bike packing mission Ill forgive you.
  • 2 0
 Tom vids were always educating and entertaining to watch. He will be missed.
  • 2 0
 Cheers Legend Tom. MOOOOOOO!!!
  • 1 0
 Well. There’s goes pink bikes YouTube ratings.
Now we’re left with the personality trio for bike reviews
  • 3 0
 Nooooooo!!!!!
  • 3 0
 Thanks mate.
  • 2 0
 Glen Park in Stroudsburg, PA USA. All I'm gonna say.
  • 2 0
 he has been in PB for 2 years and already leaving? whats up with that?
  • 2 0
 29’ers. Now it’s life-altering bikepack trip rather than session a step-up for a couple hrs.
  • 2 0
 Gonna miss ya in Sedona Tom! Cheers to the travels
  • 2 0
 Following his dreams . Living his dreams . Respect.
  • 2 0
 I'll be eating spuds in your honor! We'll miss you Tom!!
  • 2 0
 Big L for PB unfortunately.
  • 3 0
 Just sad.
  • 2 0
 Super stoked to see what adventure/mishaps Tom will be experiencing!
  • 3 0
 Have fun Tom!
  • 2 0
 Good luck on your new adventure. Hope it works out for you.
  • 1 2
 Feels like PB is going downhill. Their articles have felt a little boring lately but I know that has to do with not a ton new MTB related stuff coming out but Jason leaving and now Tom plus not a ton a Levy stuff. Sad
  • 2 0
 welll shiiiiiit. Great energy Tom! Thanks for the goods
  • 2 0
 Tommo you bloody hippie!!
  • 2 0
 Tom's leaving PinkBike to go to Outside
  • 2 0
 One of the greats- say it is not so
  • 2 0
 I don't like change! Good on you, Tom. You'll be missed.
  • 2 0
 Hell yeah Tom! Go live that dream for those of us who can't!
  • 2 0
 Gah! Sorry to see you go, but good luck and have fun!
  • 2 0
 What?? We’ll miss ya bud!!
  • 2 0
 CHUUURRRRRRRR !!!
  • 2 0
 Therapy
  • 2 0
 Keep the camera rolling!
  • 2 0
 Thaaaaaaanks mate.
  • 2 0
 NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
  • 2 0
 Thanks mate
  • 2 0
 Thanks mate Smile
  • 2 0
 I’m so sad.
  • 2 0
 You'll be missed mate!
  • 2 0
 Cheers Tom!
  • 2 1
 Jesus wept!
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