Words and Filming: Tom Caldwell
Photography: Szymon Nieborak
On Section 6 of A Slice of British Pie, it all kicked off. Put together Brendan Fairclough, joined by pan shot Friday king Olly Wilkins, and the most polite mountain biker ever, Jono Jones. Throw in a pick-up truck with a deafening MX-5 engine in it, one of the greasiest corners you’ve ever seen, and you’ve got a Surrey Hills hillbilly party like no other. Olly decided to hit a tree first run and then decided the action hero career route was for him, leaping over Jono Jones as you’ve seen on the poster!
Jono wore khaki chinos all day and got peer pressured into just about everything. He definitely chose the right day to jib off university – that’s for sure. Then Brendan decided to blow everyone out of the water by gapping about 15ft directly into a bombhole with a foot deep bog at the bottom. Filming ended at everyone’s favourite spot, Peaslake. Whips and scrubs galore as we shot on an A-Line looking set of jumps, with Jono’s screams echoing through Surrey as he was convinced he was going to chainring the lot of them.
I won’t dwell on this subject – but you’re in for a surprise at the end. Lets just say it contains a dog raling a berm, a lad on a chainless hardtail being pushed into a roadgap, a 10 year old sending said road gap, attempts at flairs, highsides galore, and a big old crew including your two favourite riders.
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Jono Jones jibbed the day off university to come and join the filming. He got a right b*llocking for it apparently, but it was definitely worthwhile.