Biking Night

Friday 21st February 2020. 7:00pm
Main Theatre, Nevis Centre

Cathrovision, Biking and Motherhood and a Central Asia Extravaganza!

Hosted by Emma Holgate

Ben Cathro and Cathrovision

Cathrovision outtakes, an overview of the 2019 Downhill World Cups and question and answers with some of Ben’s coaching team. Psyched!

Katrina Brown – Biking and Motherhood

Katrina Brown of Broon Coo Films is an award-winning documentary filmmaker providing fresh perspectives on outdoor adventure, telling undertold stories from the world of sport and exploration, especially those of women.  She specialises in the many worlds of cycling and bringing to light unusual and lesser-appreciated perspectives. With a hallmark of emotional honesty, her work exemplifies the relevance and power of film to shine a light on tricky or sensitive subjects and has created films that have captured the public consciousness and sparked debate.

Katrina’s current project explores how people handle life changes that challenge the central place of biking in their lives and identity, in this case how they deal with the transition to parenthood and many dilemmas involved.  The film presents a number of elite athletes who have recently become mothers, and examines their approach to continuing to exert their passion for outdoor adventures, especially bike based, with the demands on body and mind.

Her earlier film “Riding Through the Dark” has won several awards including the Community Award at Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2018 and People’s Choice at Fort William Mountain Festival 2018.

Katrina is a qualified Mountain Bike Leader and Level 2 coach, former elite racer, and founding member of the UK’s first official women’s mountain biking club, Petalpower Biking.

Central Asia Extravaganza – Ed and Marion Shoote

Ed’s approach to cycling is to ride everything – any bike, anywhere. Ed has now bikepacked across more than 50 countries, with his love of Central Asia drawing him back time and again. He has ridden almost every ‘Stan including crossing Kyrgyzstan in the heart of winter.  He is always thinking about the next adventure, now with a toddler in tow most of the time. He is currently based in the Scottish Borders and is busy exploring hidden corners of Scotland by gravel and mountain bike.

Marion is driven by a love of adventures and wild places. She is in her element in the mountains, whether on a bike, foot or a snowboard, and has mountaineered on six continents and cycled on four. Her bikepacking trips with husband Ed have taken her to Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Tibet and the Pamirs amongst other places, but she has also found some incredible places to explore on our doorstep in Europe including a recent trip with her toddler son to the Tatras. Back home in the Tweed Valley in Scotland, Marion loves to ride and race mountain, gravel and road bikes.