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Steve Peat: Wont Back Down. Premiere in Sheffield!

Steve Peat: Wont Back Down. Premiere in Sheffield!

UPDATE: Tickets for the World Premiere are now Sold out!

If you are able to host your own regional Premiere, email premieres@wontbackdownfilm.com

 
Sharing ‘a brew’ with Steve Peat over breakfast this morning he shared a few details about the exciting plans he has in store. This lad never slows down, on or off the bike.

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The film charting his long career as a professional mountain biker is about to be shown to the world for the first time. Clay Porter has taken on the job of documenting his hero’s rise to become the legend he is today, how he got there and what he’s been through. Peaty is arguably the most recognisable and certainly the most well liked downhill mountain biker of all time. His 20 year career has so many highlights that this promises to be an unmissable film.

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Clay and John Lawlor are currently locked away in an Irish ‘editing suite’ putting the finishing touches to the edit ready for the World Premiere. Where else would this premiere take place but in Steve’s home town of Sheffield. He’s taking over the Pennine Lecture theatre of Sheffield Hallam University on Saturday 7th December to let 500 lucky viewers see the film for the first time. There will be Steve’s own ‘Wont back down’ beers for sale and a gallery of some of the amazing photos of his life.

Tickets go on sale on NOW! Monday 25th November through the boxoffice and the trailer for the film will go live the same day over on the website wontbackdownfilm.com. The US premiere of the film will be on Friday December 13th at the Rio theatre in Santacruz, California home of Santa Cruz bikes.

In January a worldwide movie tour kicks off and Steve reckons the film will be available to download on Itunes and buy on DVD sometime in February. So you’re going to have a wait just a while longer to see if if you can’t get to a premiere.

Just from our brief chat this morning it was clear to see just how excited Steve is about this project. He hasn’t seen the final edit himself yet and may well wait until the World premiere to do so just so that he gets goose bumps along with the other viewers.

This one’s not to be missed. Get booking as soon as you can and this is guaranteed to be a sell out.

Swinny Bar humping on’t telly

@jpswinny hits the big time, doing goon airs on the tellybox! Photo: JolleyisJolley

Swinny Bar humping on’t telly

Check out Swinny on TV! Spotted by Rob Jolley. Bar Humps FTW!

It was Combe Syndham, was part of a documentary on the extreme channel called “silent revolution” I believe… It was boring to watch because it was just interviews and people crossing the line rather than race footage, plenty of familiar faces though.

Winter Dual – Round 2

Winter Dual – Round 2

That was the most mental dual ever. Last night, we raced dual in a blizzard, with temperatures well below zero, with gusting winds and the sloppiest of mud. We were all wet, cold and grinning. There were a couple of cases of near hypothermia, many hands didnt work well enough to pull brake levers let alone hold on to bars. The chattering of teeth could be just about heard over the wind and there were many shouts of  “Cant we just go home now?”.

In short.

WE LOVED IT.

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Winter Dual – Round 1

Winter Dual – Round 1

The clocks have changed, the nights have drawn in, it’s wet; which can mean only one thing.

Dual

Last night saw the season opener and it was a cracker. It pissed down all night, it’s was as slick as I’ve seen it and it was so much fun. In the brief history of TiS dual, this is the first night I can remember when Its rained all night. Thankfully I’d thought to pack a tarp so Steph, our timing angel, stayed relatively dry. As did the laptop.


With it being the start of the season, interest was peaked, and we had a total of 39 riders. Too many! This meant the first half an hour of the evening was spent with quails whittling it down to 32. Great fun though as the left lane had a killer 2nd left turn. You had to setup for the following traverse and stay high otherwise you’d be paddling or running up the little hill. Several fell victim.

Racing was tight from the off and the mud took many a victim, changing racers fate in a heart beat. Big wheels were in abundance, with the 4 mid sized versions in the top ten.

Its great to be back in the woods.

Heres the results

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winter dual 1 2013-14 - fastest

winter dual 1 2013-14 - Points

Lady Gagas: £11,500 by Christmas

Lady Gagas: £11,500 by Christmas

Have you ridden at Parkwood? Good eh?

Have you ridden on the trails in Greno?? Reet good eh?

How much has it cost you to ride on either of those trails?

NOWT!

Parkwood came about through a grant secured by future Mayor, Jon Dallow, and the new trails and improvements to existing trails in Greno were all financed through the profits made from Peaty’s Steel City race.

Now. Would you like more purpose built mountain bike trails to ride? Some alternatives to the existing two, that could be ridden year round even when your local trails or the Peak is sloppy??

Its time to give back to the sport you love!

Cycling Citizens of Sheffield. Get tha’ hand int pocket and pull out some paper.

Back in February our ‘responsible brothers from another mother’ Ride Sheffield launched a campaign to crowd fund new trail development at Lady Cannings  in the south west of the city. Its been going pretty well and they have managed to raise £8500 so far. Which considering this is Yorkshire, is amazing. Its still a lot less than a fully spec’d V10 though.

However, Plans have changed, the ambition has risen! They’re proposing a phased approach to the work which will cost a  total of £60,000 when its all done. But this will be a much longer, professionally built trail rather than one built by volunteers which would be unlikely to take the hammer it would undoubtedly receive.  Full details of proposal are over on Ride Sheffield and they look magnificent.

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Phase 1 though is to create a 1.2km Downhill run from the top to bottom of Cannings running parallel to the road, which will link up with the newly surfaced bridleway up the middle of the woods.  This would give a great 2.5km loop to play on or be part of a ride out to the Peak.

This first phase will cost £20, 000. That’s £11,500 more than they already have. And they need to plug that gap by Christmas so the work can be scheduled to start in March 2014.

The only way this will happen is if YOU. That’s YOU reading this, who likes riding bikes and having fun, puts YOUR hand in YOUR pocket and give generously to the Fund. If YOU don’t do that, the trail will not get built. Its that simple.

So, its very easy to donate. You can transfer straight to their bank account.

RIDE SHEFFIELD
40-31-02
91574205

Account is with HSBC.

Or you can donate via Paypal. The address for Paypal payments is ridesheffield@gmail.com please make sure this is a gift payment so that they receive all of your money.

I would suggest a minimum donation of £50 if you ride in Cannings regularly, more if you can afford it and even if you have already given.

I have pledged this much.

So you know what needs to be done. No excuses. Just get it done.

 

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