Despite paralysis mountain bike trials legend has completed his incredible new film
Just three months after suffering a severe spinal injury, Martyn Ashton,
international mountain bike trials legend and exWorld Champion, announces that he has today
released his spectacular sequel to Road Bike Party: Road Bike Party 2.
Following the 9 million YouTube view success of the original in 2012, Martyn has been secretly
working on the sequel, however his accident during a bicycle trials demo on Sunday 1st
September at Silverstone’s Moto GP, England – in which he dislocated his T9 and T10
vertebrae, leaving him a paraplegic and a wheelchair user – cast doubt as to whether it would
ever be finished.
‘With A Little Help From My Friends’
Thanks to some very strong friends – chiefly, Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg – rallying around
and committing to help Martyn and videographer Robin Kitchin complete the film, the project is
now ready for release.
"It’s very different to what I planned but I’m really starting to love it and care for it,” Martyn says of
the finished film. "It’s a brilliant collection – you can lose the fact that we’re on a road bike as it
just looks like a great piece of riding. The first Road Bike Party was all about it being a road bike
but this one, the road bike doesn’t get a chance – the stuff that we do collectively is beyond what
would be ‘normal’ for a trials bike. It’s exceptional.”