GoPro video advice, hints and tips

Chest cam footage is boring!

It has its place – for instance its great to view chest cam footage of a trail that you want to ride but have never been to. While GoPro footage is not entirely representative of what something is actually like, its the closest you are going to get without actually being there.

Also its quite  thrill watching course preview footage of world cup events with the likes of Claudio Caluori singing and squealing while trying to keep up with a current top 10 rider.

Ok, what I meant to say is your chest cam footage is boring…

So is mine, and the helmet cam stuff too. Just cut it out!

Don’t hate me, what i am trying to say is if you want your videos to be watchable and enjoyable don’t just upload 10-15 minutes of POV chest cam or similar. Mix it up.

It takes more effort, but a mixture of angles and perspectives will make for a much more enjoyable film and with a bit of luck you might find peolpe share it with someone else.

So I thought I’d have some fun and show you some different angles that I play around with from time to time.

By the way I am not a comedian, actor or TV presenter and this video sounded a lot more fun in my head and the result might be just as boring as my chest cam footage, but hopefully the next time you go out with your GoPro and aim to make a film for your mates to watch the ride back you might get some ideas from this.

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I had been planning an explore of Collingbourne woods for some time. It seemed like there should be some trails present and some googling and Strava segment searching showed some potential.

Using BikeHike I plotted a route around the forest that should take in the best bits and off I went. The route worked exactly as I had hoped and my time was spent riding rather thant figuring out which way to go!

It was sloppy to say the least but though the NS Bikes Surge is steel it certainly isn’t heavy and the WTB Vigilante/TrailBoss combination actually cope quite well with a certain level of mud.

It never ceases to amaze how parts of the same forest can be dusty in one spot and sloppy in another. However, it makes for a pleasant surprise and keeps you on your toes!

Can’t wait to have another ride of these woods with MB Swindon and also give that gully a few goes!