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We have decided to document raw runs of some of the best downhill roads in the UK. Starting in London, we will be moving around the UK to bring you the best of UKDH.
Part 1 – City Slicker's Retreat (W. London)
Part 2 – Hill In the Sky (E. London)
Down The Hill: Longboard Movie, featuring Thrill Magazine.
Produced by Frederico Stauffer, the edit is compsed in a similar format to the opening sequence of a feature length movie and was part of a University project. The riders in the video are Joe Baldwin and Tristan Price.
Sheepy hill was a downhill gem in the heart of Wales, a hill with about half a mile of downhill into 2 switchbacks, one tricky left and a final tight right-hander that spat you out onto a gnarly bridge. The hill is surrounded by soft ferns that almost makes crashing a delight and it can be spotted by the rider from the top as you can see the next few miles of road and traffic conditions. The road was resurfaced with a classic Welsh pebble-dash coat to everyone’s horror in 2011 rendering the hill unrideable. Gradually the road has been compacted down and worn back down to its former glory (so reports have said) and it looks like a trip to Wales will be back on the cards for 2013!
Skip to 3:15 of the video below to see how the hill got its name.