Tom Grundy

Extreme Sports Media Man

Friday, 22 October 2010

New Site

Hello People

Tom Grundy is now available at a new and better address:

all the content here will still be available, but this is the last post on the blog, all new posting will be done on the site.




Thursday, 30 September 2010

Local Racing at it's finest

The Renegade Slalom in association with the Bristol Cycle Festival. 

I got asked to cover the event by 

Bristol Cycle Festival: Renegade Slalom from Tom Grundy on Vimeo.
Local Racing at it's finest

The Renegade Slalom in association with the Bristol Cycle Festival.

Filmed, Edited and Produced by Tom Grundy

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Wideopen Issue 13

Here are some screen shots from the latest issue of Wideopen Online Magazine.

It features My photos and Interview with Local guildford boy Tim Peckham.




Sunday, 26 September 2010

Friday, 17 September 2010

Life Cycles

I was lucky enough to be invited to Life Cycles industry premier

Check me out, 6 rows up on the right, red t-shirt

well, it was AMAZING, it blows every other mountain bike and extreme sports film out of the water!
the future of filmmaking in action sports I exited the cinema speechless!

Friday, 27 August 2010

More shooting

More filming with more people.
filming with the boys in my house, lots of trains down lots of tracks, should turn out good!

Heres a shot on Schleyer Rock Garden


A few days later, and i was shooting with Max and Jin in the bike park.

Max transfers between berms, awesome background of the peak

Low and Flat
A rare combination of low and flat..on freight train bump corner

D1 Hip
Max on the D1 hip

Gnarly Chute
Jinya, a nutter on hardtail he gets down anything just as quick!

More shooting to the end of this week, then going home.

Monday, 23 August 2010

More filming with paul stevens

More filming with Paul, this time on the big bike in the park.

A nice table

Paul Stevens

whilst down at the dirt jumps Amir Kabini turned up with Paul Morrison shooting for saint summer deep took a nice photo of him, I haven't shot dirt jumps in such a long time!

Amir Kabini

Filming with Jack Noy

Shot these two whilst filming for the new web series with jack noy

No duff root section

rock roll
No duff rock roll

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Hey bud

Hey Bud, originally uploaded by Tom Grundy Photo.

after not sleeping a wink the night before, we headed off at 9 and pushed up blacombe mountain for 2 hours, after a hot, sweaty and very tiresom hike, we arrived at hey bud. snapped a few shots on the way down, a pretty fun trail, no where near as good as ride don't slide, but good to explore.
I took this shot of chris gray as we went, roost and dust.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Ryan Nangle

Took these a while ago during a team shoot, only just uploading them now:

Ryan Nangle
Indian air can super thing

Ryan Nangle
Nice extended tailwhip!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

What to do when not riding

Go to the lake:

Double Backflip to face

XC Whistler Style

airing in, originally uploaded by Tom Grundy Photo.

Paul Stevens Just air's into a rock garden on his XC bike..

Video coming soon.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Seb Kemp's Hip

Snap the shot

Check the Shot

Go home.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Whistler Update

Filming has started, and i got going with a few hours of filming with emily shredding up the gnar on no joke at the top of the hill.


Jack Noy scrubbing one of the rock rollers on freight train.
amazing view!


Sunday, 11 July 2010

Webisode 11

Tom Grundy Webisode 11 >>

"Showcasing some of the Uk's up and coming mountain bike talent. From Downhill to Dirt jump to Freeride. Filmed, Edited and Produced by Tom Grundy Featuring 4X racer Max Lenthall. A new cable cam, and Sam Boardman riding some local tracks"

More whistler photos

Jamie Hoare through Rock City

Chris Gray on Rock City Rock Roll

The Crew check out there lines

Poyners Whip on the hip extention

A line extention

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Phast Wednesday

1st Phast Wednesday of the season in whistler

Sam Boardman prepares leaves the house with the bike.

Sam picks his line through the famous schlayer rock garden, shortly after falling of the side of the schlayer drop. onto his face.cracking his helmey and the neck brace almost certainly saving his neck

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Whistler Bound

What do you take to a place like whister?

I realise this shot has been done before, by clay porter, in Dirt magazine a fair while ago. 

I thought i would give it a go.
It involved sticking my video camera out of a top window of my house, precarously balanced using an old tripod, a pillow 
and the 3rd harry potter book.


I then layed most stuff out, obviously i'm not taking 3 t-shirts ect. but it give you the idea.

All packing into the 3 bags at the top.

Spare tyres
Full Face helmet
Open face
riding shorts
Still camera 1xfilm 1xdigital
Video Camera 1xold 1xHD
lots of batterys
Chargers, converters and plugs


So i posted the video, but with no realy information as to how the even went.

A really steep, loose, dust, and wild track, deffiantly appreciated by the riders.

Standing at the top gave an impressive view over the llangollen valley and into the town bellow. but also down to the pits and the finish, something you don't get much. You could hear the commentators all the way up the hill ( don't know if thats good or bad) and 90% of the track could be seen from the finish area!
It felt like you could jump at the top, and you would make it into the finish line.

Tom Puxley developed these new cranks for increased corner rail abilitys!

The most technical section, with lots of gnarly line choices. and lots of crash's

Pretty much the the whole track is very open, and surrounded by ferns!

Unknown Rider towards the bottom section of the track

Scott Mears

Pump Track

Bernard calls me up and tells me to get round his house, and to bring a spade.
Its quite possible that bernard had killed one of his two brothers, and wanted help hinding the evidance.
Lucky enough, it was just to build a pump track.

Start with 15tonnes of earth spread it across your garden.

Get some Shape

Get some friends/brothers

Use these

And some child labour

Some strong french beer

add some lights and you end up with a sweet pump track, ready to ride 24h's a day!

Monday, 28 June 2010

Halo BDS Llangollen Wales

Round 3 of the BDS. From the steepest track of the series, Llangollen, Wales!

Really fun weekend, lots of good friends, and lots of good riding. Best round yet!

Me and Sam Boardman left the site at 7.30. I edited in the car as we went, and we got home at 12.15. I then finished off the editing, and exported (with the wrong aspect ratio) and uploaded.
Whilst waited for it to upload at around 4.30, i fell asleep!

Back up at 8.30, send out e-mails to all the people.
now thats commitment!

More Mountain Biking Videos >>

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Woburn Sands

Great Place to Ride, Great to be Out on the bike again.

Shooting a Pro-Mo with Max Lenthall from his new sponsors, so i thought i would snap some shots as well

The Shorts of Max are being sent to company, but here are are a few corkers from the other people down the tracks..

Mop Head
Mop Head gets roosty and low on the mulch

Summer light shines on the fern

This is what a tyre looks like MID explosion. Ste hit the berm hard and rolled the tire of the Rim the inner tube exploded and was as loud as a gun shot.
This is the inner tube mid-explosion thats not dust.. thats air coming out of the tyre. You can also see the rim bending if you look closly.

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