Video: behind the scenes at the making of Martyn Ashton's Road Bike Party 2
The highs and the lows of a film almost derailed by disaster
Martyn Ashton and friends have just released a 27-minute documentary chronicling the story behind road bike stunt riding film Road Bike Party 2 which is approaching 10 million views on YouTube.
The documentary interviews with Ashton, Chris Akrigg, Danny MacAskill, and film maker Robin Kitchin together with behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes, and anecdotes, aiming to give an insight into the story behind Road Bike Party 2 and the aftermath of the life-changing accident that failed to derail it.
Ashton says he has been genuinely overwhelmed by the support he and the film have received.
He said: “The journey through making this video was full of incredible highs and desperate lows. Somehow we made it happen and the end result is something we can all be proud of.
“I think this look behind the scenes shows just how much hard work and energy went into getting it done. It also shows how much fun we had, the laughs and crashes too.
“It’s crazy but it was the best of times during the most desperate of circumstances.”
This might be his last ever two-wheeled riding film, but Ashton is determined to stay involved with cycling despite losing the use of his legs in a stunt-display crash in 2013. He now works as a presenter and producer for Global Cycling Network and has spent time recently training on a handcycle.