Video: This is Peaty – Fort William race and Josh Bryceland Leogang race win


WC Leogang Finals

Today we bring you the first three episodes of the very entertaining ‘This Is Peaty’ video series now on its third season. It follows the adventures of Santa Cruz Syndicate riders Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar and Josh Bryceland. These films give great insight in to the exciting world of World Cup Downhill racing. And more important, we get up close with three of the most colorful personalities in mountain biking.

If only there were subtitles…

Episode 3 – “Josh i’ve got a question for you, do you know the words to the national anthem mate?”

Like Peaty said, a win has been a long time coming for Josh Bryceland at World Cup level…

Fort William is a staple venue in Mountain Biking and will be for years to come, but Peaty has always struggled here with bad luck, injuries amongst other things, but was this year any different?

Leogang always stirs up controversy with it’s ‘bike park’ style terrain… But with berms and jumps comes speed, so when race day comes around times are tight and no-one is holding back.

Did Ratty know the words?
Did Peaty shed a tear?

Find out all this and more in Episode 3….

Episode 2 – “It’s been a busy few weeks since South Africa!”

Peaty wasn’t lying when he said it’d been a hectic couple of weeks since the first UCI World Cup round.

Starting with the annual pilgrimage to the Scottish Six Day Trial with James Dabill, then onto the Swiss Alps with Claudio Calouri to scout a new World Cup track for 2015…

All of this was perfect training for Peaty’s home race, ‘Steel CIty Downhill’, the world biggest/smallest downhill race.
An amazing weekend, with a huge turnout… did Steve take his 4th win in a row?

When you think Australia, you think dry,baron and dusty. Cairns was certainly the opposite, which made for a memorable week of both racing and off the bike adventures.

Catch up with Steve and co for the fully story and more in Episode 2!

Episode 1 – “He’s one of the best at what he does, so why change him?”

Over the course of Peaty’s career, winters spent with Adella Carter and the Sheffield Hallam team have proved vital in his long and illustrious career.

Getting time of the DH bike is always tough with such a busy schedule and other commitments, so starting off the season with a trip to Barcelona to catch up with Ivan Oulego for his annual race was rad. David Vasquez, our UCI World Cup delegate and part time tour guide took us to some of the best trails Barcelona had to offer and after two days of smashing laps with Bernat Guardia and co, everyone was psyched.

At the Oulego race the sun was out and so were the fans in their thousands… With a short, fast track times were always going to be tight and come race day it came down to a tight finish with Bernat pipping Steve to the top step… but a solid result on a dustry dry track coming into PMB.

Winter Dual and the local Sheffield scene has been another vital ingredient in keeping Peaty young and having fun during the dark winter months. Racing Rum anyone?

It’s the final stop at PMB for the foreseeable future, with the Syndicate looking to make their mark on the 2014 season.

Did things work out? Find out and more in Episode 1 of This Is Peaty — Season 3.

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