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Mutiny Bikes – MIDLANDS – Video & Gallery

Mutiny Bikes, midlands UK heritage, synonymous with high quality design and inventive, stylish BMX riding.  To celebrate and promote a new range of products, bossman Gaz Sanders assembled three of Mutiny’s best lads and sent them around the homeland in search of interesting spots, armed with our man Adam Lievesley on stills and Tom Cambridge on video duties.

Jeff Wescott flew over from the states to join Robbo, thankfully back on the bike after severe back woes, and local booster Tom Russell.  This is a crew who were down to ride pretty much anything.  Between these three lies a formidable skillset…  Check the video above for some evidence of that.

Scroll on for our Top Ten photos from the trip by Adam Lievesley, with a little info about each spot.  You can get stuck in with the new Mutiny frames and softgoods on the freshly renovated Mutiny website, follow them on Instagram and ask your local BMX shop to get you the goods.


 

This photo of Jeff was the first proper photo, at the first proper spot, on the first day and is probably my favourite shot. The spot was a 15 minute ride from Robbo's house (where we were staying for the trip). It's part of the university campus so we were expecting to get kicked out, but we never saw any security and stayed for a good half hour just chilling. The banks were very tight and not very tall, with a big drop on the other side. Looks amazing on footage and photos but was a very challenging spot to ride so we were stoked to get a shot here.
Before the trip we set up a WhatsApp group so we could all talk spots to see if they were worth hitting. This spot was one that Robbo posted after passing it a few times. We went with the intention of getting this thread the needle 180 and I'm stoked with how it turned out. I think it really suits Jeff's quirky style. I would have ridden straight past this which is what I loved about it.
This session was a belter. We were invited by the Hideout boys to come and session their DIY spot with newly built dirt jumps. The spot was rad with some real cool features. Tom and I shot a few in the sunset which was the only nice one we had on the trip. Classic 360 turndown.
Jeff wanted to tooth this tight cobbled quarter under the bridge as soon as he saw it. Before we could ride it however we had to sit in Wetherspoons for a good two hours for the rain to stop. The spot was covered in glass and wet patches but it was worth the wait. His back was actually touching the underside of the bridge when he did this one – no room for error.
Another shot from the sunset DIY session. Jeff with a sweet t-bog down a cool bank drop down set of stairs. This is one of the parts of that spot that made it such a cool location.
We found this rail whilst looking for a curry for dinner. Jeff was looking at the church because it was older than his home country! Then there it was, the perfect rail for Tom to do a tyreslide down. This was the first rail he had ever done but you couldn't tell, he nailed it. We never found the Indian restaurant but this rail more than made up for it!
This was the last spot of the trip, we were all tired and battered. We knew the rough whereabouts of this long and low rail but not the exact location. After asking a local kid he happily showed us the rail. The kid turned out to be a sound little dude, really interested in what we were doing, encouraging Jeff to land it, fetching his bike when he bailed and just a real nice lad. Jeff was struggling with a previous ankle injury but finally got this long over ice grind after a few goes. Stoked!
If you have ever been to Dev Green in Sheffield then you will know how gnarly this extension on top of the quarter is. Tom had no problem blasting 6ft airs on it. T-bog in the last few minutes of sunlight.
When I found out that Robbo was coming on the trip I was so buzzing. I'd always looked up to him and Roey as local heroes, their styles were like no one else. This was Robbo's first riding trip after breaking his back and being told he would never walk again. We joked about this photo because it was the third tyreslide we had shot on the trip. We agreed that this would be the best looking one as it was a rail on its own in between two tight trannies. We were both buzzing how it came out.
What a spot this one was... This spot favours left foot forward riders due to the hill it's on. Tom had to crank halfway up the street to get enough speed to get onto the wall. Tom's 33-9 gearing helped him a treat. What a spot and what a table! It doesn't get any better than that.

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