Paris Gore MTB Downhill biking photography
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Mountain Biking the Shire

Ripon, England

Paris Gore MTB Downhill biking photography

With a ridiculous itinerary from South Africa to Norway in front of me, I stopped in Ripon, England, to visit one of the brightest talents I know: Callum Jelley is a skier, writer, filmer, and mountain biker—in short, one of those people who seem to be good at everything.

The terrain surrounding Jelley's home is known for its rolling hills and grazing sheep. Very rarely is it thought of as a mountain-biking destination. During my visit, we found this old quarry across a river valley that looked similar to the scree fields you might expect deep in British Colombia. Jelley ripped down the slope, leaving a big “S” trail behind him as if he were a skier cutting through fresh snow. 

TOOLS: Nikon D4 , Nikkor 70-200mm, 1/1600 second,  f/8, ISO 640 

Lead Photo: Paris Gore