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Something Different...Voodoo Unicycles: Highland Tour

17:08 20th November 2013 by Ed Haythornthwaite
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Yes this one is a little different to the usual vids you’d find on Dirt, but hey can’t we all appreciate something a bit different from time to time? This video is beautifully shot in a stunning location, and no matter what you think of unicycling these guys clearly have some serious skills…and little concern for their baby making equipment. Enjoy…

Earlier this year we went on roadtrip around the Scottish Highlands with Voodoo Unicycles. It was an amazing week with the guys riding a variety of terrains, tackling different objects all with a breathtaking backdrop – The Highlands!

The sport is as far from the stereotype of circus or street performance as you can imagine. Like all urban sports, it’s a matter of being creative and utilising objects designed for a completely different purpose.

This event was organised by Voodoo Unicycles, the UK’s only Extreme Unicycling display team. The team was founded by Jason Auld and Edd Hawkes in an attempt to promote the fledgling sport to a mainstream audience. So far the team have performed across the globe at events as high profile as the Formula One Grand Prix and the recent Paralympic games in London. Trips like this one are all part of the teams goal to provide a brighter future for a sport that rarely gets the attention and credit it deserves.

For more info on Voodoo Unicycles or Extreme Unicycling in general check out their website: voodoounicycles.com and keep an eye on our blog for upcoming collaborations.
Thank you to everyone that helped make this project possible!!

Riders – Jason Auld, Edd Hawkes, Mike Taylor and Alfred Hawkes

Beard Askew Productions
Jade Beard: Producer
Tim Askew: Camera and Editing

  1. Cambodia

    Yep….it’s a great edit with stunning scenery that’s close to my heart hence why I watched….

    Each to their own… You’ve got to get your kicks whichever way you can.
    But I cannot get my head around why you would chose a unicycle over a bike..? Especially in the Highlands..

    1. Ed

      Simple…it’s cos they’ve got a screw loose!

  2. Messy

    Wow, these guys are pretty mental. Obviously, pretty mad skills, but they are just so limited by those unicycles, imagine if you put them on trials bikes? Bikes are awesome because you can ride them over pretty much anything at pace… these things are pretty limiting by comparison!

  3. Lori

    I am a unicyclist. After learning to ride a unicycle (and understanding how much skill it takes to ride a trail or to do any of what these guys have mastered) riding a bike is kinda boring.

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