The perfect ultra-endurance mountain bike ride. 100 miles (162km) | 16,601ft (5060m) elevation | 21 hours | 26 descents. Every classic (and many others) MTB descent in the Peaks  - self supported with no pit stops. Why?

Free in the mountains follows the highs and lows before, during and after a six month adventure in New Zealand. Part 8 is all about shredding some of the best MTB trails in the world - welcome to paradise, welcome to Nelson.

The story behind my biggest ever endurance feat, an 18 hour fundraising mountain bike ride in the Peak District with 5000 metres of elevation over 84 miles, and the day itself. 

Part 7 opens with some heavy life reflection on the long drive from Queenstown to Rotorua, before getting into the thick of it at Crankworx, getting lost on the islands highest mountain during terrible weather, and returning to Dirt Farm on my final visit to the North Island.

Free in the mountains follows the highs and lows before, during and after a six month adventure in New Zealand.

Part 6 includes tales of salvaging phones from toilets, free-soloing, getting lost on mountains and police stations - not far off a typical six weeks in NZ!

A mashup of shenanigans on and off the bike in and around Queenstown during the summer of 2019.

This is what goes down at Dreamline in Queenstown, New Zealand. Downhill bikes, jump bikes, BMX bikes - this is NZ so anything goes. Filmed in March 2019 when the pros were in town warming up for Crankworx Rotorua.

Free in the mountains follows the highs and lows before, during and after a six month adventure in New Zealand.

Part 5, which marks the half-way point of the trip, uncovers what ultimately brought me to NZ and takes you on the scenic route from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Two days in South Wales riding jumps at Black Mountain Cycle Centre  (Tidy Darts and Full Moto) and Bike Park Wales (Enter the Dragon). Riding/filming mainly Milan Olivier and Gareth Jones. Few clips from Ed Pealing. Shout out to Mitch Robinson for riding out of that nose case!

Five minutes of the best trick and racing action from the Slopestyle, Speed and Style, Pumptrack, Whip Off, Dual Slalom and Downhill events at Crankworx Rotorua.

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