In the Autumn of 2009, the trio of jimmy Bodean, Harold Hobart Hellybutt & Del Da-Foster embarked on an expedition, along the western coast of France, by bicycle. With trailers brimming with only essential stuff (surfyboards, box cameras, pencils and books of russian beat poetry) the trio went in search of the image perfect and the ultimate rambling tale.
This is the outcome… 20 pages, full colour, 100% recycled, self published, tabloid format newspaper… £2.50 including postage … just to cover the print and posting costs… they won’t be makin any money!
Principle Photography: James Bowden
Text & Illustration: George Foulds
Additional Photography: James Da Costa
MADE is an inspirational mountain bike film about the best riders in the world doing what they love, riding bikes. Whether they are on their downhill bikes, moto’s, hardtails or BMX’s they radiate an infectious passion for bikes and a love of the lifestyle that comes with them. Featuring Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, Sam Hill, Josh Bryceland, Brendan Fairclough, Steve Smith, Andrew Neethling, Filip Polc, Ben Reid, Danny Pace and many more MADE captures in stunning high definition the essence of a life of traveling, racing and riding that we all dream of.
The photographer George Foulds and and the writer from Tasmania James Bowden“in the interests of artistic self-preservation and rambling adventure” are currently biking down the French Atlantic coast with surfboards in tow. Their expedition is called ‘The Bourgeois Bicycle Caravan’.
James Bowden: “Plunging southwards along the western seaboard of France, the caravan will be a concert of motion, conducted from the seat of a bicycle. There will be trailers brimming full with necessities. Surfboards, cameras, pens and pencils and books of Russian beat poetry. This experiment will no doubt encounter waves of consequence, Wild West frontier folk and an endless road of tumultuous joy.”
Bike movies like Breaking Away, Where are you go, Tour of Legends and The Third Wheel will be shown over four days in the Barbican alongside an organised ride from west to east and after parties from Rollapaluza and I HEART BFF.
The fest will finish with an all-dayer bike polo tournament in Newington Gardens.
The Brooklyn Element is the new project between Element and Brooklyn Machine Works It will consist of a head to toe apparel pack and bike “ideal for alternative transportation, in all environments.” Element Founder Johnny Schillereff, Brooklyn Machine Works founder Joe Avedisian and Pharrell Williams himself were on hand to announce this great news in Los Angeles on Saturday.
A LightLane prototype have been built to determine the technical feasibility of the idea of having your own, private bicycle lane. Preliminary contextual research shows its performance in real world situations is best when lighting conditions are at their worst, improving safety in the most critical situations.
The series you have all been waiting for, featuring behind the scenes footage from the world’s number one sporting dynasty: The Athertons. Clay Porter brings us the personal and the professional, providing an insight into the mountain bike world like no other.
This first installment of The Atherton Project takes us from Rachel’s bedside to Gee’s gym sessions, and features the best footage you will see on the web from the first round of the UCI World Cup in South Africa. Check it out in all its HD glory…
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