Maths kid Matt Brind, surf punk Josh Maddocks, general badass Ben Rye and myself decided we'd go and see what was up with the French riding scene over the weekend. Matt rode in the Gold Rider contest at the AMC (Association de Mountainboard de Compiègne) in 2010 and had a pretty sweet time, so he asked us to come along this year too.

We met some cool people, shouted 'alle' a lot, I got to wear my purple primark swimmers, Matt and Josh won some trophys, and Ben got a trick that I think only one other person can do. He stomped it after only 4 tries in pretty much darkness so we didn't get it filmed, but we got a shot of a 'claimable' one which will do for now. Watch this space for more.

Thanks to all the French guys for making it a sick weekend!

Thanks also Ben Rye (And Matt a bit) for filming.

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