Do you have a favourite spot from the project?
Croydon, which was the RideUK cover spot, was the best looking. I found it on Google Earth, and I knew as soon as I went to the spot it was special and that I could get an iconic photo. It just looked incredible.
It was also really scary. It was like three stories high, and it ruined my life for about six months. I knew that nothing in the world was going to stop me trying it, but I had a lot of guilt, like am I going to kill myself? It was like an obsession – I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and I couldn’t stop picturing the photo because I knew it would be good. We built setups that were similar to it, but nothing could simulate how big it really was.

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How did you psych yourself up to hit it that first time?
I was terribly scared for about four months building up to it. On the day I wasn’t really scared because I’d already made the decision that I was going to do it – some people make their mind up when they get there, but I made it up months beforehand.
Adrenalin kicked in and I was like, ‚right I’m going‘, I just wanted to get it over and done with. Because it was such a big spot, we never expected to ride out perfectly, but the fact that I didn’t completely die was a good thing and we got the photograph that I’d always pictured, which was amazing.
When we were driving home and George sent me the photo I was like, ‚oh my god‘. I knew we had something special. There was a lot of pressure on everyone on the day.

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What’s next for you?
The next project is focussing on my bike company, Tall Order. I just want to try and grow that next year, and maybe a continuation of Walls using my Tall Order team riders. There will be something, but I’m not sure yet. We’re trying not to be too serious and keep it fun.

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