Kye Forte’s UK Road Trip

Kye Forte just finished a week on the road visiting a heap of our favourite UK uplift venues.

Looking for Episode 1 of Kye Forte’s Road trip? Watch it on Wideopenmag right here.

 

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Kye having some fun on Proper Job at Gawton on day 1 of the road trip.

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.

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Day 2 was the Forest of Dean and a chance to visit Kye’s mate’s private 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.

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Revolution Bike Park was day 3 – here’s Kye chasing Gareth Brewin down his local track.

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!

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The camper was home for the week. Did they hit the lake jump though?!

Catch up with the action on Instagram with #KyeForteRoadTrip.


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