Kye just spent a week in the camper with his Nukeproof Pulse, his film-making buddie Cal Earnshaw and photographer Ian Lean. Kye and crew hit up 4 days of downhill, uplifts, big jumps and big riding. They explored some of our favourite uplift venues in the country, met up with some cool UK riders and shredded some amazing trails.
Cal is filming the trip for a mini-series that we’ll release online at the end of the summer. The trip went to Gawton, the Forest of Dean, Revolution bike Park and finally, Hamsterley Forest. All are great, classic DH venues that are running regular uplifts week in, week out.
The idea for the trip came when in 2014 a few things happened that spelled bad news for UK uplifts. The dust has settled and it seems that uplifts and downhill are better than ever and there’s at least 10 places in the UK that you can still have a hell of a day out on an uplift. We wanted to use the trip as a chance to try out a few of them and remind ourselves how rad UK downhill is! Kye and the crew had a great week and want to thank Gawton Gravity Hub, Fly up Downhill, Revolution Bike Park, Descend Hamsterley and all the riders that joined them. They were Jay Williamson, Greg Berry, Rich Thomas, Charlie Hatton, Joe Parfitt, Big Dave Konstanz, Gareth Brewin and Scott Mears. Cheers for a great week guys! Look out for the video dropping online in a couple of weeks!