I bought myself a new biking DVD last week, one from Reset Films going by the name of Home and showcasing the amazing trails and great riders from Scotland.
I have to admit I was expecting a pretty inferior attempt at following the successful Roam series, the highlights presumably consisting of heavily clothed scotsman struggling through bogs and sheets of rain. That shows my own home-grown prejudices though as the DVD is easily on a par production-wise with the best mountain biking films out there and the scenery and trails look simply amazing, easily stacking up with any I’ve seen on film. Of course, I should have guessed that having shamelessly enjoyed the mountain biking around Scotland for the past 4 years or so! I have subsequently donned my po-face and assumed a new confidence and pride in my local trails.
It’s easy to forget how lucky we are in the central belt of Scotland having dozens of amazing trail centres within a couple of hours both north and south. Home shows off a fair few of them, from the well known such as Glentress, to the less well travelled like Drumlanrig. It also introduces you to a few great Scottish riders if you haven’t met them already – Danny McAskill, the recently famous trials phenomenon and Chris Ball, the Dirtschool founder, among them.
The film is a little short for the price, but I’m guessing the target market is pretty limited so necessitating a slightly higher cost than normal. I’m not sure if the price will come down at any point in the future, but going by previous specialist productions like this it’s probably unlikely. I’d say it’s worth getting though, especially if you can go halfers with a biking buddy as there’s no doubt it’ll get the heart racing and that ill-kept bike out of the cupboard and back on the trail.
Check out the trailer at Reset Film’s website and let me know what you think!
[tags]mountain biking film, DVD, scotland, trails[/tags]