While we're settling into darker nights and the winter chill here in Britain, the conditions still look untouchable in South Africa. Here's just one day of Stefan Garlicki's off season captured perfectly in raw.

From filmer Hayden Brown: "Two times South African downhill mountain bike champion Stefan Garlicki starts his "off season" with a bang! With a German Cup win and numerous other top results under his belt, Stefan certainly has high hopes for 2017!

Stefan Garlicki 2
Stefan Garlicki 2

Having to capture this RAW Video in one day certainly proved to be a massive task! My mission was to capture Stefan in a way that made sense to the eye, emphsize the intensity of a downhill track and record the sound of a downhill bike at full tilt… Sunrise to sunset, we were knackered by the end of it all… But what we have to show is a “sick edit"

Stefan Garlicki
Stefan Garlicki

Words from Stefan Garlicki- "2016 was definitely my best year to date and I am so pleased to have achieved a lot of goals. It definitely had it's ups and downs but the highlights would be winning my first event in Europe, successfully defending the national title, getting a my best European cup result with a 4th place, two SA national wins, 2nd place at African champs and finally getting 57th at world champs in Val Di Sole. I can't thank all my sponsors enough for keeping me out there living the dream!"