Tea & Biscuits 2 photo blog
Released in June 2022, Tea & Biscuits 2 premiered in 4 places on a main UK tour, along with 40+ other worldwide screenings at bike shops, cafes and venues. Which is pretty bonkers really. I was quite overwhelmed. The film itself took over 16 months of production end to end, which for me is quite long, but for a major feature film is very short. My previous films were done end to end in around half that time. We wanted to keep the UK vibes but also expand and do some trips further afield. We got to Greece, Italy and France for some wild sections with big name riders such as Vinny T, Sam Hill and Phil Atwill. We had a bunch more sponsors too thanks to the Misspent Summers team, with Propain Bikes and Oneup Components being the title sponsors.
The World Premiere evening at EWS Tweed Valley.
Back at Llandegla OPA, my favourite premiere location.
Raffling some bits off at Stif Bikes in Bristol.
A dream come true, being able to film Sam Hill at Pila for a few days.
Scoping some (in my mind) silly lines and chatting shite about Greg Minnaar asking the UCI to cut roots out at night to make the track easier.
Lando the trail dog, the star of the show.
Chloe Taylor on the scandi flicks.
Bex Baraona fresh off her first EWS win in Scotland.
A cold, wet Welsh day with Dan Atherton and Jim Monro.
Euan Thomson, the film's biggest underdog and the riders favourite section. Unbelievable balance and composure on the bike.
Our week in Greece was eventful with Phil Atwill and the Greek riding squad. Here's Darren Evans, well being Darren Evans.
Phil was hired by the local mayor to build a family track that was suitable for all ages. What he actually built was a fast and hectic downhill track full of gaps and typical Atwill features.
Marco Lamaris. Proper young talent.
Anastasis pulling some shapes. This guy embodies the spirit of Tea & Biscuits. Just go and ride your bike and have fun, no matter how old or beaten up your bike is. You don't need to newest kit to have fun.
The full squad in a little village in the Greek mountains.
You don't need a new bike every year. End of.
Jake Gilfillan dropping in. And yes that's the bike Rat rode in British Pie 3.
Sam Cofano destroying Cheshire loam.
Sam Cofano. Again, ultimate young talent.
These lads deserved another film segment. Quietly doing their own thing but absolute operators on a bike.
Big squad out in St Andrews for a very dry and dusty loam segment.
Remi Gauvin coming in hot. It was great to get the Rocky Mountain team involved in a film segment.
Max Rendall pulling shapes.
Ryan Middleton overcooking the savagely deep loam rut.
Reece Wilson drifting over the brow in what became the film poster image. Bit of an honour having Reece turn up for the filming after his world champs win!
Long live Dimmo FM.
Big trains in the sunshine.
The legend himself, Tommo Walker.
Down in the big smoke.
The London squad.
Not quite as sketchy as it looks. Pretty good tracking vehicle as it turns out.
Mike Jersey Taylor, the BMX legend back on the streets. This time with about 160mm more travel.
Wheelie king Wyn Masters boosting the hip.
And finally, the trip to France to see Vinny T. In December. A bit of a stupid idea really but it was the best week filming I've had maybe ever. Pure fun.
Looking over to Switzerland on the other side.
Joel Anderson, like a pig in shit.
Bikes, sledges, motorbikes. All of the fun activities.
There we have it. Lots of BTS bits and shots from Tea and Biscuits 2. All photos from Ben Winder, Will Brignal, Ian Lean and Tom Caldwell.
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