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Video: In Search of the Holy Gravel - cycling goes all Monty Python

Silliness in the Pyrenees from Josh Ibbett and Hamish Paine

Here’s some silliness for a Monday lunchtime – a video that gives a cycling take on a classic Monty Python, renamed In Search of the Holy Gravel.

The film features Hunt Bike Wheels ambassador Hamish Paine and brand manager Josh Ibbett (winner of this year’s Transcontinental race).

Q&A: Transcontinental rider Josh Ibbett

Shot in the Pyrenees, it also has a cameo appearance by cycling photographer Camille McMillan.

See how many references to the original movie you can find.

The Search for the Holy Gravel from Hamish Paine on Vimeo.


Earlier this year, Paine and Ibbett rode from Calais to Eurobike in from Calais to Friedrichshafen in southern Germany as shown in the video below – there’s also an account of their trip here.


Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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