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Video: Chris Akrigg takes Mongoose Selous CX bike for a spin - and more

Trials ace nails trick after trick in the woods on 'cross bike...

With the cyclo-cross season well under way, Chris Akrigg has dug out the Mongoose Selous he got his hands on earlier this year to take it for a spin in his own inimitable style.

The Yorkshire-born trials rider, who is sponsored by the brand best known for its BMX and mountain bikes, is once again filmed putting the bike through its paces.

The video, called ChrisCross 2, is has the sub-title ‘Revenge of the Curly Wurly Bars’ for reasons that remain unclear as Akrigg nails trick after trick.

Chris Akrigg-CHRISCROSS 2 (Revenge of the curly wurly bars) from chris akrigg on Vimeo.

Akrigg says: “I read somewhere that Cyclocross originated for roadies back in the day trying to spice up their winter training.

“They would race from point to point using whatever means possible, racing down farm tracks and running across fields with the bike on their back etc.

“That was their spin. My background is trials, and this is my spin!”

If you missed the original video earlier this year, here it is.

CHRISCROSS from chris akrigg on Vimeo.


Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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