A heart warming film that brings together one of my favourite sports and one of my favourite countries in the world. MOUNTAIN BIKING and NEPAL! Stunning cinematography and an inspiring story. Also some lovely insights into life on the streets of Kathmandu and the beautiful mountain backdrops in rural Nepal. Well done to all of the people who brought this film project to life. In a world full of often shallow content it’s always refreshing to have stories with more depth and real authenticity. A film that starts with “Mountain biking is part of my soul. Life is all about mountain biking for me…” has gotta get every MTB lovers attention!

I first rode single track mountain bike trails in Nepal when I was 18yrs old. I was travelling solo at the time and I hired a mountain bike in Kathmandu. After 10 minutes riding out of Thamel (tourist central) I didn’t see another Westerner for the entire time. And for a few hours in the middle I didn’t see another person. The tracks were narrow and windy, linking up stunning sections of jungle and rural villages. That was over 10yrs ago and mountain biking has grown rapidly in Nepal since then. I’m excited for my next trip – it’s going to include a big mountain bike adventure and some packrafting, possibly even the two combined.


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