Sam Dale & Josh Lewis

ASOBP Section 4 - 5 Things you wouldn't know...

Words and Filming: Tom Caldwell
Photography: Ben Winder

We brought A Slice of British Pie closer to home after raiding Scotland. The 50to01 boys sent us a message when they heard about the project, and once Josh Lewis had recovered from his knee injury, and Sam Dale had got hold of his fancy new GT trail bike – we cracked on.

Joined by Matt Hockenhull, Sam Hockenhull (but everyone calls him Dave, for some reason) and a black Labrador with John Lennon glasses on, it went off. It really went off. We’re talking dual slalom, scaffolding planks, fireworks and dinghies. Yes, you read that correctly.

Sambo (Dale) tried to grind on rotten logs and Loosedog insisted on smashing his swing arm into them. I’ve learnt that Hockers is amazing at over-committing to corners, and Dave is a rock-paper-scissors champion. It’s as nuts as it sounds, you’ll love this bit.


#ONEDave and Hockers weren’t even supposed to be in it, they just turned up on the Sunday morning by chance and made the segment 10 times better by chance.


Matt and Dave Hockenhull
Josh Lewis footplant

#twoCody the dog actually has his own Instagram account – codyman420


Cody the dog
Matt Hockenhull


We got some very strange looks setting roman candles off from a dinghy in the Poynton canal.


Poynton Canal
Hockenhull brothers


The dual slalom wasn’t planned. We found it and uncovered it on the day, and it turned into the highlight of the segment.


dual slalom slice
Matt Hockenhull

#fiveSam Dale insisted on a lunchtime pint every day we filmed. I had to pull back the reigns on that one as I know it would have got out of hand and never in a million years just be ‘one drink’.


Sam Dale tree
Skinny jump Slice

Watch the full film HERE.


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