Reece Wilson’s dramatic OTB at Les Gets was one of the most talked about incidents of the entire 2021 World Cup DH season. The (Flying) Scotsman was exiting the final wooded section of the track when he came a cropper on a gap jump, the take-off of which had softened considerably between practice day and race day.
Reece was bucked, still clipped-in to his bike, hit the deck hard and careered off through the tape into a couple of bewildered spectators, none of whom were injured. All things considered, Reece got off lightly and came away with nothing more than a very stiff, sore neck from which I am happy to report he has recovered.
The crash set the scene for what was to be a tumultuous season for the 25 year old, with peaks of elation and equally tangible psychological troughs. The Flying Scotsman is a 50 minute documentary created by Max Rendall and Glen Thomson of Sleeper Collective (long-time pals of Reece) that takes us onboard his roller-coaster of a season, as described by the man himself.
Needless to say it features some incredible riding.
Photo Credit: Ross Bell
Reece Wilson: The Flying Scotsman
From Sleeper Co:
“We share a long history of memories with Reece, and this relationship, one of deep friendship, is what allowed us to pull together a film such as this. In such a pressured environment such as World Cup DH, this is important as when the highs are high we can share the thrill, but when the lows arrive, we can be trusted with a rider’s innermost thoughts.
We are incredibly proud of Reece, and this collaborative film, which is a celebration of what we think is one of the greatest sports there is. We had no idea how the story would pan out when we began filming, but such is the beauty of a sport with so many variables, there inevitably ends up being a story of intrigue to tell. And so it was throughout 2021.
We really hope you enjoy this film, and huge thanks to all who let us in close to document Reece’s incredible journey”.
Produced and Directed by Max Rendall and Glen Thomson at Sleeper Collective