So last week I put a post out about Martyn Ashton and his super amazing skills on the Pinarello Dogma 2. If you haven’t seen it then click here before reading on.

Well, since that video Martyn and his team have posted a second video of Road Bike Party – the Out-takes!



So you’ve all heard of Danny MacAskill, the trials rider like no other. Well, fellow trials rider Martyn Ashton decided to do something spectacular, but with a twist.

Ashton decides to display his awesome bike handling skills using a Pinarello Dogma 2 – the £10,000 carbon road bike the same as used by Bradley Wiggins for his Tour de France win.

The 5-minute vid, a promotion for WD-40, was filmed in a variety of urban and coastal settings. Ashton also hits the skatepark, rides a wall of death at the fair, and backflips from the most unlikely of locations – a golf course bunker.

If you’ve not already seen this YouTube clip, then where have you been hiding? It’s about 4-year old Malcolm and his first descent of the first ramp on Hellion at Highland Mountain Bike Park.  If this video doesn’t make you smile and want to go ride your bike, then nothing else will.


The men’s Olympic Road Race took place on Saturday and unfortunately Team GB were not able to deliver the goods. Many will question what went wrong but I honestly feel they just read the race wrong and let too many favourites get away. By the time they realised what happened, it was too late to pull it all back to deliver Mark Cavendish to the line first.

Anyways, as it is not often that the Olympics lands on your door step, I decided to make the most of it and go see the racing on Saturday with a few friends. The plan was to get to West Byfleet where they also had a large TV screen that was showing the race live. Unfortunately we didn’t know the local areas of the race in Surrey too well and placing too much trust in the SatNav we managed to land up in Weybridge.

Once in Weybridge we made our way to the train station as the route was going right past there. The location was approximately 40km into the race route. We set up camp with a great view of the oncoming riders (as you will see in the clips below). When we arrived there were only a handful of people  standing against the barriers. However, by the time the race came past, there was not a single gap in the people against the fence and the crowds were standing about 5 deep. An awesome spectacle to see, especially in the UK. It was estimated that over 1 million spectators attended the men’s race.

And this is what we saw:

Video 1 – the breakaway group

Video 2 – the peloton

Adidas have released a new YouTube video that features Keith Lemon from Celebrity Juice fame, meeting with the cyclists from Team GB. Sir Chris Hoy, Lizzie Armitsteadt, Becky James, Laura Trott and Jessica Varnish all get a chance to have typical Keith Lemon behaviour thrown their way while cycling on stationary bikes. A really good video to come out just ahead of the London Olympic Games.

Brad leading the peloton at Legoland

The team at Lego have decided to honour Bradley Wiggins‘ win at this year’s Tour de France by creating a special cycling display. The company let Brad know what they were doing through Twitter. The display, which appears at Miniland in Windsor, sees Bradley in Legoman format leading the peloton in his maillot jaune. A handy reason to take the kids back to Legoland.

Now I’m not the kind of guy that’s into BMX’ing but my son is. This past weekend I took him to go and see the final day of Red Bull’s Empire of Dirt which was held at Alexandra Palace in north London. I have to say I was quite impressed with what I saw there. The bmx’ers were super impressive with their skills and the crowd was large, very large!

While there I took some videos of the action. So I combined them and now present you with the final outcome. Enjoy!