Last week Graeme Murray dropped me a line to see if I’d be interested in shooting the World Single Speed Mountainbike Champs in Rotorua for him. It came as a perfect break to get away from Wanaka, catch up with Auckland friends and check out something new. Organized by Marcus and Dean from N-Duro Events it is surely something unique that I have never witnessed before.
Over 1000 mountainbikers pack into the smelly settlement of Rotorua and transform the tourist town into complete and utter mayhem. About 5% of the field take the competition seriously and the other 95% get drunk, dress up in costumes, and have an amazing time on a huge variety of bikes across a 42km course.
It’s an incredible event to be involved in, the footage I’m shooting will pop up online at sometime soon! Graeme will drop me a line when its finished and you’ll be sure to see it. For now here’s a bunch of photos I snapped in between filming.