CLUB INTERVIEWS

We bring you exclusive interviews with riders from around the world. Get the latest news and views from other gravity bike riders, including some of the biggest names involved in the four wheeled downhill mountain biking scene...

Testimonials

The following quotes are all taken from people who have attended one of the many Taster Day sessions organised by the Rough Riderz club. All of these statements, written in the members' own words, explain a little of what they thought and how they felt about their first gravity biking experience. This is just a small sample of the different people that have attended our training programme, since it's inception back in 2009. We have selected just a few quotes, at random, to give an over...

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Tudur Booton

Welsh born Tudur Booton had just finished High School when a motorcycle accident, over 20 years ago, left him paralysed and needing the use of a wheelchair. However, he didn't let this experience hold him back and went on to try a number of different sports, before discovering he could ski. His first trip to the Alps was in 2006 and he very quickly became hooked on the sport. Since he obviously had a thirst for adrenaline, and an interest in any type of action sports, it was an obvious pr...

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Phil Hall

Rough Riderz founder member and Club Secretary, Phil Hall, talks about some of his experience in riding gravity bikes and what he hopes for the future of the club. He started downhill mountain biking regularly whilst living in Tenerife, until a spinal cord injury left him paralysed after a motorcycle accident back in 2003. This self confessed adrenaline junkie then went on to form the first gravity biking club in the UK, in an effort to establish this new and 'inclusive' extreme sport on ...

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STACY KOHUT (RZ EXCLUSIVE)

Canadian Stacy Kohut, a leading light of the gravity MTB scene, talks exclusively to Rough Riderz about his life and his passion for the sport. After a fall in 1992 left him paralysed he then went on to become the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal and World Championship title, racing in a sit-ski. Now, with his team mate Johnny Therien, they spend their summers competing on the North American and Canadian downhill MTB circuits. So, here in his own words, the remarkable Stacy Kohut gives ...

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ADAM HENSON (RZ EXCLUSIVE)

Adam is a regular presenter on BBC1's Countryfile and has worked for Sky TV, Central News and Top Gear. He presents weekly for Radio Gloucestershire and has presented On the Farm for Radio 4. He also writes for the monthly Countryfile magazine. PRESENTER'S QUOTES "I thoroughly enjoyed my days filming on Whinlatter's MTB trails. Having struggled around the red run I was in awe of the Rough Riderz, launching themselves down the hillside in their four wheeled bikes, trying to ride at the ...

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ERIC LINDSLEY

Eric Lindsley worked for Santa Cruz, as a test engineer, after graduating from University in 2003. In January 2004, Eric was riding home from work with his girlfriend. They were riding across a railway trestle near the 'Santa Cruz Boardwalk' when his girlfriend called for him to stop because her chain had fallen off. So, Eric stopped and turned. He lost his footing and fell 20ft onto a concrete support below. With severe bruises around his vertebrae, several broken ribs and a fractured sk...

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