Video: Road Bike Party 2 - amazing skinny-tyre stunt riding

Martyn Ashton (and friends) take road bike stunt riding to the next level… and then some

by John Stevenson   December 10, 2013  

The eagerly-awaited sequel to Martyn Ashton's 'Road Bike Party' video is here.

Trials ace and bicycle stuntman Martyn Ashton amazed everyone last year when he took Sir Bradley Wiggins’ bike for a spin - or at least a Pinarello Dogma very like Sir Brad’s bike - and demonstrated that in the right hands a skinny-tyred bike was every bit as capable of being jumped, hopped and backflipped as a trials bike or mountain bike.

For this sequel, Martyn’s enlisted a couple of good friends - Chris Akrigg and Danny MacAskill - to help with stunt duties as he is still recovering from a spinal injury sustained when a stunt went wrong earlier this year.

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Beat me to it John - I was just about to post this in the forum.

Great stuff Applause

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
10th December 2013 - 13:45

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Well that's just made my day. Sending good vibes to Martyn. Here's to inspiring me, and countless others to have fun riding bikes since the early 90s. Cheers.

posted by Hoester [51 posts]
10th December 2013 - 13:55

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Every morning I ride through the velodrome past that yellow full pipe and see the marks left by skaters and BMXers and wondered if it was possible to 360 it.

Now I know.

Still probably wont attempt it, although I am going to have a look to see if his approach line is still painted on.

posted by farrell [1278 posts]
10th December 2013 - 14:17

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Top stuff. Applause

posted by egb [39 posts]
10th December 2013 - 14:22

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ho does know he's on a racer doesnt he!!!!!!shift+1=!

Surprise

posted by mrchrispy [281 posts]
10th December 2013 - 14:31

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actually the best one yet....totally awesome!

posted by mrchrispy [281 posts]
10th December 2013 - 14:38

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Absolutely Bonkers! Surprise

Loved it, get well soon Martyn.

posted by Michael Healey [7 posts]
10th December 2013 - 14:53

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Incredible skill. Applause

posted by parksey [177 posts]
10th December 2013 - 14:54

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bluddy lycra louts

wouldn't lend him my bike

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posted by OldRidgeback [2125 posts]
10th December 2013 - 15:03

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Backwards, downhill, on wet hairpin roads. On the front wheel only Surprise

Take that, Eskil Ronningsbakken.

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posted by neildmoss [175 posts]
10th December 2013 - 15:36

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Puts a huge smile on my face!!!! Applause

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posted by fancynancy [54 posts]
10th December 2013 - 15:44

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Amazing, well done guys Applause Hope Martyn's well on the singletrack to recovery.

posted by kitkat [189 posts]
10th December 2013 - 15:58

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Once again it seems Martins Law* has been abided by.

*Martins Law dictates that if one produces a video that has cycling as its subject matter one must add truly truly awful music to it.

posted by Some Fella [715 posts]
10th December 2013 - 17:03

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The second video and I still have such a hard believing it is real the stunts are so impressive on a road bike

posted by jarredscycling [436 posts]
10th December 2013 - 17:05

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brilliant but radged, loved it.

posted by IanW1968 [133 posts]
10th December 2013 - 17:31

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Brilliant - amazing bike handling. Best wishes to Martyn for a speedy recovery too.

posted by Sadly Biggins [263 posts]
10th December 2013 - 17:36

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Surprise ..... HOW?

TDL

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posted by tourdelound [80 posts]
10th December 2013 - 18:47

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Keep the vids coming this guy knows how to entertain..

posted by Rouboy [61 posts]
10th December 2013 - 19:11

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Ruddy mental! Applause

posted by 37038 [11 posts]
10th December 2013 - 20:31

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Typo fairy - Chris Akrigg, not Askrigg

you can’t ride two bikes with one arse

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posted by picko [24 posts]
10th December 2013 - 21:10

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As usual Danny killed it, made the other two look not quite so good. He looks strange in lycra, on a road bike!

posted by J90 [70 posts]
10th December 2013 - 21:41

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Fab stuff, how they have the nerve to do that I do not know. What a way to treat an £11K bike.

posted by Guyz2010 [280 posts]
10th December 2013 - 21:47

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What wheel are those that don't snap! Makes me realise that 3x for the club runs is probably a bit overkill, since I'm only nine stone.

posted by GREGJONES [111 posts]
10th December 2013 - 21:51

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Brilliant

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posted by CJSTEVENS1955 [25 posts]
10th December 2013 - 22:03

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Just incredible - best wishes Martyn, you still keep us entertained!

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posted by tailwind10 [24 posts]
10th December 2013 - 23:34

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I am in awe of his skill, which I suspect comes from hours of practice (& falling off more than once). regards from summer in the Antipodes Smile

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posted by GerardR [84 posts]
11th December 2013 - 7:07

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this blog post, as well as telling the full story, details the bike

In short, the wheels are road racing ones, with GP4000 clinchers.

Time to be less worried about what punishment super lightweight road bikes can take?

posted by Al__S [486 posts]
11th December 2013 - 9:40

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These vids are a gentle reminder of what bike riding is all about - having fun.

Out for a road ride and spot a tempting bit of singletrack weaving down though the woods? No, you don't need to go home and get your MTB, just gun it! Running to the shops and pass the skatepark on the way back, why not have a go at jumping the box on your roadie?

posted by Matt eaton [281 posts]
11th December 2013 - 13:05

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Matt eaton wrote:
These vids are a gentle reminder of what bike riding is all about - having fun.

Couldn't agree more, let's hope this helps riders of all disciplines unite in the joy of it ALL....

posted by caaad10 [99 posts]
12th December 2013 - 14:35

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