YES!! It’s actually here!! Despite all odds, mountain bike trials legend Martyn Ashton has completed his incredible new film, with a little help from some strong friends – chiefly Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg – to make his whacky ideas of what’s possible on a road bike come true. Following the massive YouTube success of the original Road Bike Party film in 2012, Martyn has been secretly working on a sequel, however his accident during a bicycle trials demo at Silverstone on 1st September cast doubt as to whether it would ever be finished. Proving he’s still got the determination and creative vision he’s always shown, dislocating his T9 and T10 vertebrae leaving him a paraplegic and wheelchair user hasn’t stopped him getting the film completed, just in a slightly different guise…
His positive outlook, sense of humour and pragmatic approach are inspiring. “It’s very different to what I planned, but I’m really starting to love it and care for it¨ Martyn says of the finished film. “It’s a brilliant collection – you can lose the fact that we’re on a road bike as it just looks like a great piece of riding. The first Road Bike Party was all about it being a road bike, but this one, the road bike doesn’t get a chance – the stuff that we do collectively is beyond what would be ‘normal’ for a trials bike. It’s exceptional.”
Thank you Martyn, videographer Robin Kitchin and your brilliant team, for pushing the boundaries once again, both mentally and physically, for our viewing pleasure!
Road Bike Party 2 is here! Martyn Ashton and two very special guests take you on a new journey with a new bike in RBP 2.
Incredible stunts and amazing tricks all completed on a £15,000 Colnago C59 Italia? It can only be a Road Bike Party! Lycra-clad trials legend Martyn Ashton’s first Road Bike Party was a YouTube sensation, so a sequel HAD to be made, bigger and better than before! Martyn was in the middle of filming when his life was transformed by an accident during a trials display which has left him paralysed from the waist down. Courage, determination and great friends have helped Martyn to complete his vision for what a Road Bike Party is.
Road Bike Party 2 features special guest appearances from two trials riding and YouTube legends, and music from Catfish and the Bottlemen with “Rango” (http://gcn.eu/1gVfrB5) and Capella.
In the words of Mr Ashton, “Party on”!
No bikes were harmed in the making of this film.
A film by Robin Kitchin
Big thanks to the unsung heroes:
Andy ‘Tunes’ Ashton
Blake ‘Zimbo’ Samson
Chloe ‘Darlin’ Cosby
Darren ‘Gym Balls’ Roberts
Duncan ‘Fakie’ Shaw
Jack ‘Bunny’ Lindley
James ‘All The Boys ‘Jones
Mongoose ‘Sweet’ Bikes
National ‘Manchester’ Cycling Centre
Neil ‘Brew’ Martin
Nico ‘Loop’ Turner
Rowan ‘Manual’ Johns
Scott ‘Tennis Court’ Merrel
Thorpe ‘aaaahhhh’ Park
Lisa & Alfie ‘The Legends’ Ashton
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