Documentary is by Benedict Campbell, who shot 2012 ToB film, It Ain't About Cav...

A British film maker is following followed up his documentary about the 2012 Tour of Britain with one that explores all aspects of the cyclocross scene from a Rapha Super Cross event in the UK through to the biggest Continental races.

Benedict Campbell, who spent two decades working as a photographer in the advertising industry, says he’ll be working over the winter on the film, called For the Love of Mud.

In the meantime, he’s posted this teaser to Vimeo.

"FOR THE LOVE OF MUD" TEASER-1 from benedict campbell on Vimeo.

Here’s Campbell’s earlier film, It Ain’t About Cav, which followed last year’s Tour or Britain.

"IT AIN'T ABOUT CAV" THE FILM from benedict campbell on Vimeo.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.


scrapper [75 posts] 4 years ago

Looks Fantastic !!

WolfieSmith [1395 posts] 4 years ago

I love Benedict's films but he needs to resist the slo mo a little. It's video's equivalent of HDR - so seductive but to be used sparingly. He makes Sam Peckinpah seem concise. Slo mo should be used to emphasise an action - not as a default speed for most of the action.

Most of this trailer is people in Lycra carrying bikes up a steep hill veryyyyyyyy slowlyyyyyyy. I don't care if it's a classic event. It's no more CX than chasing a cheese down a hill is fell running. All it is is hill walking with a bike instead of a back pack.