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Gee Atherton has created a new edit in partnership with Continental Tyres
Tarren y Gesail looms over Dyfi Bike Park at the South-West frontier of the Snowdonia National Park. A grassy ridge runs down from the 666m trig point where barely 2m from the left of a natural trail the land falls away, dropping hundreds of metres. The views are stunning. It’s the kind of unique and frankly perilous situation that Gee Atherton finds irresistible.
Gee said “I’ve always wanted to film here, it’s so amazingly exposed and totally unique but it was just the germ of an idea, a bit of a daydream. Over summer we were up here on the trials bikes, it was a still, perfect day and I began to see it in a bit more detail with natural doubles, step downs and gaps and I thought how sick it would be to craft in a line.
From the first day up here the build was really hard. It’s so inaccessible and open to the elements. Some days we’d be hiking up here with the generator and a jackhammer on our backs in 30 degrees, others we’d be lashed by storms and soaked to the skin. It became a personal battle – trying to tame this beast, but without the dig crew I’d never have made it.
The Atherton bike was amazing. Going in at these speeds I needed to be 110% confident, it’s just so strong. On the last gap of the last day I overshot and had such a savage landing, it was like dropping off a house to flat…the bike was fine, I’m still riding it."
Dan Atherton said “This is probably the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen Gee do on a bike, absolutely on the very edge of what’s possible. With this type of big film project it’s often high risk but this was next level in terms of how badly it could have gone wrong. I had the medic bag, radios, stretcher all hidden in my truck. It was pretty full on to the point I dreaded every time he was going up to test.”
The Ridgeline was filmed and edited by Wearepeny in partnership with Continental Tyres.
Oliver Anhuth, Continental’s Global Head of Marketing Bicycle Tyres, said: “This new, breath-taking film takes mountain bike riding to the next level. Gee continues to inspire the world with his riding and the release of The Ridgeline today will be no exception to this. We were excited to be able to partner with Gee and the team on its creation and that he chose to put our Kaiser Project Pro Ltd tyres to the test to tackle the Ridgeline.”
YouTube star Tomomi Nishikubo is known for his creative way of riding bikes. With a strong background in trials riding, the Japanese rider approaches obstacles in a unique way that never ceases to amaze. In “Ride to Survive”, his latest project, Tomomi finds himself stranded on a small, deserted island in Japan. Luckily, his trials bike got washed up there as well. For Tomomi, there isn’t a better tool to explore the island and to go on a trick-filled hunt through the woods, looking for food with lots of creative action along the way.
The beginning of the video shows Tomomi lying on the island shore, half covered by water, on a rocky beach, slowly regaining consciousness. After looking at his surroundings and a failed attempt to light a fire, Nishikubo finds the island’s only other “inhabitant”: his trials bike. With a few quick pedal strokes, Tomomi is back in his element. No matter if he’s lighting a fire, catching fish or picking fruits from a tree, the Japanese Bike-Ninja uses his bike in ways that would make MacGyver proud. With technical finesse, Tomomi shows top-notch trials riding in unfamiliar terrain and tricks like a tire tap to front flip on and off a slackline.
“The Front Flip off the slackline is the most difficult trick of the video. This is a world’s-first trick, so there is no guideline, no example... I had to imagine the body movements on the slackline system. It took all day to build up and test the slackline. And I landed the trick the next day!” – Tomomi Nishikubo
By the end of the 7:51 minute-long clip, Tomomi climbs the highest ridge of the island and spots a ferry not too far away. Having proven his survival bike skills to the fullest, it is time for him to return to civilization on an improvised raft. Tomomi gives it the final push by jumping on it with a back flip and sails away into the sunset.
Building most of the obstacles all by himself, the Japanese dedicated the entire summer to bring his new project to life. Accompanied by two filmmakers, Daisuke Yamasaki & Jidai Malakar as well as photographer Naoki Morita, Tomomi had a brilliant time filming for this video and even managed to catch a fish with the help of his improvised fishing rod, which in his words was “the most delicious fish I ever had”.
If you want to find out more about the process behind the work for Ride to Survive, keep your eyes peeled on Tomomi´s YouTube channel to not miss out on the deep dive Behind-The-Scenes video, which will be going live in the upcoming weeks.
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Exclusive Crowdcube preview round for mountain-biking enthusiasts
Three World Cup wins, six podiums and the #firstfifty production models rapturously received by customers across the globe, Atherton Bikes have been on one hell of a journey these last 18 months and it’s about to get even more exciting.
The business was established in January 2019 based upon several lifetimes of riding, racing and bike design combined with industrial experience at the forefront of technology. Their innovative approach sees additive manufactured lugs (3D printing in titanium) bonded to carbon tubes enabling a customised fit for every rider.
The new company started out lean; no marketing budget, no website sales and just enough production capacity to service prototyping and the Atherton race team. In February 2020 production expanded when the #firstfifty build-slots were made available.
CEO Dan Brown said “Our initial Angel investment round was so successful that we had to close it early to save enough shares for the mountain bike community, something we were all unanimous on. Now we’re aiming to raise a minimum of £600,000 through crowd-funding.on the Crowdcube platform.
Working with our first customers has given us the opportunity to perfect our processes and build the operational confidence to take the company to the next level. This raise will enable us to bring additive manufacturing into our own facility, to expand capacity, launch website sales, increase the chances for customers to see, touch and feel our bikes and to develop the next models in the range.
Gee Atherton said “We believe that Atherton Bikes will disrupt the mountain bike industry. Bringing manufacturing back to the UK and establishing our business with a serious focus on sustainability is a huge bonus. We are working with some amazingly clever scientists and engineers from backgrounds in aerospace, Formula1 and NASA and our fundraise is being led by (Ex BBC Dragons’ Den) Piers Linney so your investment will be in very good hands.
Dan Atherton said “When we founded Atherton Bikes and started racing our own bikes it was a dream come true. Now we’re seeing all that knowledge and race experience incorporated into our production bikes and customers are sending us pictures of their bikes from trails in UK, Germany, USA, Japan and Singapore it’s actually surreal”
Rachel Atherton summed up “We have had so much encouragement and so many connections with people over our careers, we want to make sure that the people who have been with us throughout our journey have a chance to share in the excitement and rewards! From the Atherton Project when we let people into our lives through a new style of documenting the sport, to meeting people at races and hearing their stories, I’m always blown away by the support we receive. Now we have something tangible for people to get involved with, you can invest in Atherton Bikes from around £10 and be a part of the future!
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Atherton Bikes Crowdcube private round is on fire! Are you in?
Atherton Bikes does everything fast. Whether that’s on the race track or designing and building their ground-breaking new bikes. It seems that fund-raising is no different. After just 3 hours on the Crowdcube platform they have already smashed their initial target of £600k
Rachel Atherton said “First of all a massive thanks to more than 5500 people who pre-registered an interest in our Crowdcube raise. And to more than 900 investors who have already pledged well over £750,000; we are overwhelmed by your support and your desire to be a part of the future .
In this video riders, business brains, designers and engineers talk about what motivated us to take this massive step, why we're approaching bike building in this new way (what’s so great about additive manufacturing), how we plan to develop the business… and how we’re planning to make it a huge success for our investors.
A bit about Crowdcube
Crowdcube is a leading equity based investment platform that enables private investors to receive equity (shares) in return for their investment (our minimum investment starts at around £11).
As we are raising finance at such an early stage of the business, there is huge potential for growth and as the company prospers value is created for all of our shareholders.
This private round is only available to followers of mountain-biking and will be available for a limited time (we’re potentially talking hours rather than days) before it’s released to the general public.
We are already overfunding but we are still accepting investment. The exact extent of the overfunding is to be decided once we have had time to take stock.
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