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Dan Barham: Why

Ryan Leech and the Progression of Sport

Words by Dan Barham.
November 6th, 2012

Ryan Leech has ridden mountain bikes professionally for over sixteen years now; over that time he has been responsible for creating a whole new style of trials mountain biking, performing live in front of tens of thousands of fans and pushing the boundaries of what was considered possible on a bike.

The second in the “Why?” series exploring questions within the bike industry, this short documentary was created as a companion piece to Ryan’s article, “The Cons Of Being Pro”, in which he discusses the pressures involved in performing at such a high level, how they can affect an athlete’s perception of themselves and how they could change.

Dan Barham Photo Video Why #2 Ryan Leech

As an addition to Ryan’s excellent article earlier this year, Dan’s video is a great complement. How are you working to progress your self?