Sports action cameras give us the opportunity to bring our rides back to life once they’re over. Uploading rides to analytics sites like Garmin Connect or Strava is one thing, but an all singing, all dancing video capture from a Go Pro or similar device is a lot more like relieving the moment. No longer do we have to employ all the adjectives in the English dictionary to explain how awesome/fast/hilly/beautiful the weekend’s ride was to our friends – we can catch it all on film and upload it for the world to see.
Cameras on the market
There are a great many options available when it comes to buying a camera of your own. We love to test the products we sell, so we reviewed the Go Pro3, Contour and Vs Veho cameras side by side here, if you’re after an indepth comparison of what’s out there. For data geeks, the Garmin Virb is an excellent option as your speed, heart rate and location can all be overlayed with the footage.
Some inspiration from Evans Cycles
Here at Evans Cycles towers we love to capture our rides, and we all enjoy watching them back. We’ve collected a selection of footage from around Evans Cycles towers – here’s a look at some of the rides we’ve been up to…
The Tour de Eurobike 5 Day Epic
We had tons of fun filming our guys as they rode to Eurobike last year, here’s our favourite video, from day 5 of the 1000km epic:
Our local 10 mile time trial
For something shorter and sweeter, here’s an on-the-bike vid from our local 10 mile TT:
Red Bull 5000 Qualifier
Dave, who works in our warranty department filmed this footage at the Red Bull 5000 qualifier..
Sunny riding in Majorca
Ever thought of trying a warm weather training camp? Here’s a short video that encapsulates a week of riding in Majorca, enjoyed by the guys at one of our local cycling clubs…
Lower Whistler Downhill
For beautiful scenery, this video by Dave again is a cracker:
This one was filmed on the author’s first ever attempt at cyclocrossing… usually a roadie, you’ll notice I’m not at all comfortable with the whole not-tarmac-thing yet, but having fun none the less:
Evans HQ Team at RideIt!
Here’s some of our team enjoying the Biggin Hill off road RideIt!:
Your RideIt! videos
We’ve seen some great videos from our RideIt! sportives and off-road rides shared on YouTube, too – here are some favourites:
Evans Cycles RideIt! Cannock Chase, by Pete
Hitchin Windmill CC on one of our off-road routes
David rode our Epping event and had fun with the time lapse feature..
Show us your sports action camera videos
Have you been riding and recording? Show us your own rides by posting a link in the comments, or tweeting us @evanscycles - we love to see what you’ve been getting up to!