We just got word that Vans UK team manager Jon Taylor along with Matt Priest, Levi Rogers, Phil Aller, Zack Williams, Kym Grosser and filmer Marcus Wilke are currently in Lyon, France. After FISE they hit up Peynier trails on the way to Marsielle for a few days. Photographer for the UK Steve Bancroft got injured and Daniel Benson is now out there taking his place.
Matt Priest has been shedding street as well as the trails. Kym Grosser has been going off and before Levi Rogers hurt his leg, he was killing it. Newcomer to Vans, Zack Williams has been using his mobile phone like he would in England. Jon and Matt estimate he’s on the phone at least two hours a day to friends back in Liverpool and having phone sex with his girlfriend on loudspeaker… Zack is on the tour because Ashley Charles broke his arm the week before the trip. Phil Aller is also on the trip firing some stuff out. Phil’s been enjoying street and the Marsielle bowls…
More to come from the UK guys once they find a sustainable internet connection out there in hotel-land… It’s more difficult than you think!
Here is a quick video of a UK rider on the Euro team, Ben Hennon.