I got super excited when I saw the names Alex Rankin and Steve Peat together. Is the Rankster making a new mountainbike film with the King I wondered? The answer is no he's not, but he is editing an exclusive 80min showcase featuring snippets from all his Sprung and Earthed films to be screened at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival on Saturday 5th March.

The theme of the event is the progression of our sport, 2009 World Champ Steve Peat will be on hand for a question and answer session and to talk about how he has remained at the top level for so long and also the future of downhill.

What are your favourite Sprung and Earthed sections? Let us know in the comments and they could be included in the montage.



Progression: Mountain Biking with Alex Rankin and Steve Peat

You have to understand where you have been to know where you are going: Alex Rankin's iconic mountain bike series Sprung and Earthed documented the rapid development of mountain biking as well as showcasing the developments in adventure film making.

This exclusive screening will showcase scenes from all ten films in chronological order and will be followed by an interview and a Q&A with one of the legends of the sport Steve Peat: Discussing how he has managed to stay on top in a rapidly progressing sport and how he sees it developing in the future

This is a World Exclusive Screening

For more information on this and other events at SHAFF www.shaff.co.uk

There will also be a short film competition - Check out the website for the details on submissions.


thisisheffield, CGCC and Ride Sheffield Are also planning some kind of gravity fed race that will be held during the day - details of this event will be announced shortly on www.thisisheffield.co.uk


As always at SHAFF there will be an after party held in the Showroom bar - for details check out the SHAFF website


Saturday 5th March 2011




Henry - Ride Sheffield