Martyn Ashton Road Bike Party is one of those videos you just have to see. It’s trials supremo Ashton going for a ride on a Pinarello Dogma 2 – the same type of bike used by Bradley Wiggins for his Tour de France win – and the skills on display are stunning.
Footage of a bloke riding over a bridge in Bristol might not sound too exciting but you have never seen it done in quite this way before. It’ll make your stomach go all funny.
The 5-minute vid, a promotion for WD-40, was filmed by Robin Kitchin in a variety of urban and coastal settings. Ashton also hits the skatepark, rides a wall of death at the fair, and backflips from the most unlikely of locations – a golf course bunker.
The best bit from our point of view is that he does the whole thing on the £10,000 carbon road bike. Take a look…
Oh, and if you're wondering how many sets of those Hope wheels Martyn broke doing the video, we asked him (well, Dave did), and here's what he said: "I can honestly say that I didn't break a single thing. The bike is all good and I rode it on a normal road ride yesterday. I did have a spare set of wheels from Hope but they are still in their boxes. Had some great crashes though, the out-takes edit should be quite funny."
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.