The Men Who Would Be King – Tweedlove Bike Festival
The second of four short promo films for the TweedLove Bike Festival, Tweedlove Stories, focusing on mountain biking in the Tweed Valley and featuring some of the country’s best riders.
The film, shot by Calum Darling, is titled ‘The Men Who Would Be King’ and focuses on TweedLove Bike Festival’s major new enduro event - the POC King & Queen of the Hill race at Glentress on 27 May 2012. It features Chris Ball and Ruaridh Cunningham checking out the course.
POC King & Queen of the Hill is shaping up as an important one with some big names in the mix, including Crawford Carrick-Anderson who came second in the first round of the British enduro series. If you’ve ridden any of these trails, you’ll realise this is a lesson in how to ride Glentress at full throttle. Chris Ball of Dirt School and Ruaridh Cunningham (Alpine Bikes/POC) show what’s needed if you really want to rule the hill.
All four films will be fused together into a mini feature to be shown at Celluloid Tweed, the TweedLove film night, on Thursday 31 May at Eastgate Theatre Peebles. Celluloid Tweed will feature Strength In Numbers, the hugely anticipated new bike film from Anthill Films. From Canada and Nepal to the Swiss Alps, Scotland and beyond, Strength in Numbers is the must see mountain bike film of 2012.
TweedLove Bike Festival
Ten Days of Bike Riding and Good Times in the Tweed Valley
26 May – 5 June 2012