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2016 ROUND UP: Isaac lesser

It’s been a hell of a year for Isaac Lesser.

Huge video productions, big competitions, captain of the wildcard team at Battle of Hastings and getting his own signature frame with Mankind. That’s a lot to squeeze into 12 months.

Here’s the lowdown from the man himself…


‘Build It’ Edit

“Coming straight back from a broken ankle and trying to film some of the scariest things I’ve ever tried on my bike was definitely a challenge. That’s not to mention that we filmed it throughout winter, so dry days were hard to come by and there was more than one time when I thought maybe it wasn’t going to come together.

However, with a lot of swearing, Mike King’s determination and patience, and getting blessed with a few days of good weather we managed to make it happen. Massive thanks to everyone who helped make it possible.”

NASS 2016

“NASS 2015 ended with me leaving in the back of an ambulance with my foot facing the wrong way. Then I got told it would never be the same again. At the time I was in doubt I would even be on my bike for NASS 2016, but after a tough few months of physio I finally got back on my bike and when the time came around again, it was a personal goal to make finals for 2016.

I was buzzing to make the cut with some of the best riders in the world. It ended up being a sick weekend riding with all the boys and I even managed to leave with both feet pointing the right way.”

Mankind Getaway Frame Promo

“Once I was offered a signature frame I knew straight away I wanted to make sure I put everything I could into the promo video. With a bit of luck it turned out I was in Australia at the same time as Mike King, so we planned to film clips there, which ended up being a 3 week road trip up the East Coast in a camper van. Plus a few clips in BCN and the UK and boom, we were ready to go.”

Battle of Hastings

“After being persuaded to ride a qualifying event, I ended up with a wild card spot to captain a team in Battle of Hastings. The contest had the same feel as an old backyard jam, with everyone absolutely buzzing off each other and it didn’t really feel like a contest at all. The line up of riders was incredible and it felt like an achievement in itself just to be a part of that event.”

Moving to Brighton

“After moving to Essex when I was 10 and staying there for 16 years, I finally decided to head back to my birth place of Brighton. I wanted to live with my girlfriend and be closer to my Nan.

I honestly think that Brighton is one of the best scenes in the country at the moment, there are just so many talented riders there and everyone is always up for sessions, riding trips or a cheeky night out. 100% stoked that I made the move. I know summer 2017 is going to be sick.”


The banger on Brighton Beach. Photo: Scott Connor


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