From Manon Carpenter’s YouTube channel:
Getting to know the trails inside and outside Åre Bike Park, Sweden. In partnership with Radon Bikes, with Niklas Wallner behind the lens and Laurence CE on editing duties!
“As we all know, many plans got changed this year. For myself, I ended up graduating virtually with my classmates and adjusting to some serious alone time after my partner moved away to northernmost Sweden for work just before everyone got locked down in the UK. With all original summer plans cancelled, I booked flights to spend the summer in Sweden – long enough to make the inevitable two-week quarantine worthwhile on return to the UK! I’ve had my eye on Åre Bike Park for a while now, and circumstances lined up that it was a perfect opportunity for us to stop off for a ride on the journey up north. I also had the opportunity to get in touch with photographer and videographer Niklas Wallner, who is based near Åre and was free to show us and shoot some of Åre’s best bits that week. It’s been a while since I’ve filmed purely for the riding, so it was good fun and a good challenge jumping into new trails inside and outside the bikepark – dusting off my airtime and park shoes properly for the first time since before lockdown!”