Newcastleton is fortunate to have an ambitious young man called Oli Downey living in the village. He is often out on the Newcastleton 7stanes trails or further afield doing things he loves the most; pushing himself hard on the mountain bike trails that surround where he lives and capturing the thrill of the ride on film for us all to experience.
Oli is mountain bike mad and has ambitions to ride the Enduro series next year but he is also an avid film buff. He started making movies when he was 6 and has a talent for sure! This has been recognised recently when Oli won a film competition, his 40-second movie was picked by a professional mountain biker, Scott Laughland who awarded him a Go Pro Euro 6 Camera for his skills in editing.
We are delighted to announce that Oli has agreed to work with the village marketing team to help us promote our beautiful destination to visitors. Over the course of the next few months, Oli and his pals will be capturing images both still and moving so he can make some mini films to showcase the village. We are looking forward to working with Oli and helping him achieve his ambitions.
His first film captures the thrill of the 7stanes Mountain Bike Trail at Newcastleton filmed last summer. Oli is working on a new film which we will reveal in a few weeks time. Enjoy.