Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party 2 Video Released

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Just three months after suffering a severe spinal injury, trials rider extraordinaire Martyn Ashton has released the second Road Bike Party video. This amazing 6-minute compilation of jaw-dropping stunts further bends the rules of what one can do on a road bike, say for instance ride up a tree or jump a tennis court net.

The new clip easily eclipsed 500,000 views on the first day, and is surely headed to the lofty heights of its predecessor. The first video in the series pulled in over 9 million sets of eyeballs on YouTube since its release in 2012 and as is still going strong. In both videos, Ashton swaps his customary trials bike for a swanky Colnago C59 Disc roadster.

In early September, Ashton suffered a tragic accident during a bicycle trials demo at a Moto GP event in England, dislocating his T9 and T10 vertebrae, which left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair. It also cast doubt as to whether the second video in the Road Bike Party would ever be finished.

But thanks to close friends Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg (who both appear in the new video), Ashton and videographer Robin Kitchin completed the film.

“It’s very different to what I planned but I’m really starting to love it and care for it,” Ashton said. “It’s a brilliant collection — you can lose the fact that we’re on a road bike as it just looks like a great piece of riding. The first Road Bike Party was all about it being a road bike but this one, the road bike doesn’t get a chance — the stuff that we do collectively is beyond what would be ‘normal’ for a trials bike. It’s exceptional.”

Check out the extensive photo gallery at the bottom of Page 5 to see Ashton’s bike and some amazing shots of his stunts, and click over to Page 2 to read an extensive feature story written by Ashton’s PR team about his life, his accident, and how he is moving forward.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures in British Columbia, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, and Peru among many others. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in January, 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and edited a book on cycling tips. When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Lisa.


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  • Lindal says:

    I want to Thank you for inspiring so many around the world.
    I’m sorry to hear of the accident, however I’m sure if Martyn pushes the edge like he did with the bike, he will have positive enfluencence on others that are lucky to be around him.

  • larryc says:

    Courage in motion.followed a dream which so many only dream of doing.well done mate.

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