Martyn Ashton is famous for the video Road Bike Party which was released in 2012 which has over 12 million hits on YouTube. In the video Martyn rides an unmodified carbon road bike and performs a series of stunts which would normally be done on a mountain bike or a trails bike. Martyn is a former British and World Champion trials rider and riding as a professional trials rider since 1993.
In 2013 while filming Road Bike Party 2 Martyn had an accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down. The project was completed with the help of Martyn’s friends Chris Akrigg and the infamous Danny MacAskill and has nearly 14 million YouTube video.
In this film entitled ‘Back On Track’ we see Ashton who is joined by his friends Danny MacAskill, Chris Akrigg and Blake Samson getting back on a mountain bike for the first time. The bike he uses is a stock bike with the only adaption is a seat instead of a saddle (and some electrical tape to hold his feet on the pedals!). With a little help from his mates Martyn gets back on the bike and they are also there to lend a helping hand when the trail gets flat. The movie was filmed by long time collaborator Robin Kitchin, this is Martyn Back On Track.