Guys, I’m over and out from the Global Mountain Bike Network. That’s right, I’m leaving BUT it’s been one hell of a ride and I’ve loved what we’ve done. There’s a lot of reasons but if I rewind back through the last 16 months then I have loads of memories and many laughs.
Rather than being bummed let’s celebrate the good times. I’ve created over 400 videos, racked up an unbelievable 40 million video views and counting. Wanna know the best part? Well they will always be there for you to watch again and learn from or laugh. Probably just don’t watch ‘How To Fit Your Helmet’ (my first ever video) because I mean… well I’ve never watched it since. Rather let’s check out a recent favourite, Enduro Bike vs Downhill Bike!
If I went back 10 years and told my English teacher I would be creating, scripting and presenting videos on a YouTube channel… She would have laughed. English was not in any way my strong point at school. I doubt Mrs Hutchison will be reading this but perhaps she will have watched a YouTube video or two?! What I can take from my time at GMBN is that I’ve made such a marked improvement as a presenter.
Hopefully you’ve taken something from some of the videos I’ve produced too. If you’ve gained some skills well I just hope you’ve mastered my ‘5 Essential Mountain Bike Skills.’ These ones really are essential, especially when you’re in the car park.
To finish it off I wanna say a big thank you to all of you. It has been awesome meeting everyone of you whether it was on the trails, at the events or simply through social media comments and messages. If I never got back to you, then my apologies and one extra high five is owed!
As to what’s next? Have I got a plan? Well… Not exactly but… ideas, there are a lot of things I want to do, more bikes and travelling are at the top of my list.
See you all on the trails or the internet soon, keep on riding and let the good times roll!